Philly Rising’s Manny Citron introduced his replacement at the Frankford Civic Association meeting on December 5th. Sanya Brown, graduate of Temple University, has assumed Manny’s coordinator duties at PhillyRising. Manny is moving on to another position in the Philadelphia Managing Director’s office.
Manny has been a constant presence in Frankford at every event over the last two years. He is a roll up your sleeves and get dirty, kind of guy that you need in PhillyRising and he leaves Frankford a better place. We look forward to working with Sanya.
Other news at the meeting:
- Several nuisance bars have been closed on the East side of Torresdale Avenue in the last two months much to the relieve of local residents.
- Turning Points for Children is opening a local office at 4329 Griscom Street. The entrance will be on the side where Family Dollar is on Frankford Avenue. They are the DHS Community Umbrella Agency for the 15th police district.
- The club at 4721 Oxford Avenue has been closed by L&I. That is what the white sign with the red strips means on the door.
- There is some hope that two buildings 4728, 32-34 Griscom, long vacant, may be turned to good use. There are some legal hurdles that have to be overcome but it could happen and that will transform that intersection.
The next meeting of the Frankford Civic Association will be held on January 9th, 2014. This is one week later than usual due to the New Years holiday.