Frankford Civic Hot Topic Was Drugs

The 4700 block of Griscom Street was on the agenda at the Frankford Civic meeting on May 3rd.

A long discussion on the issue of drug sales on the block involved what can be done to bring it back to a livable environment.  There are several vacant properties which have become home to squatters which are part of the problem.   Vacant buildings are attractive for stashing drugs.  Drug sales are rampant all day long with numerous out of state cars making stops long enough to complete their transactions. Residents are encouraged to go to the PSA1 meeting to meet with the police directly about this issue.  That meeting is scheduled for May 22nd at Aria Health at 7PM.

Also discussed was the lack of cooperation by SEPTA on controlling the people who lounge all day on their property at the foot of the Margaret-Orthodox El station.  It creates an environment that is hostile to the commuters who use the stop every day.

There were no new zoning issues to discuss.  Pete Specos recapped the status of zoning cases taken up at prior meetings.  The 15th District PDAC will be holding the annual Community Day on Saturday May22nd at Frankford and Cottman Avenues.

The next Frankford Civic Association meeting will be held on June 7th at Aria Health at 7PM.