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Northwood Civic Explores Town Watch

At the Northwood Civic Association meeting on Tuesday April 17th, Vice President Frank Bennett proposed that the Civic look into establishing a Town Watch group for the neighborhood.  Member Paul Sager who had formerly headed up a Town Watch group in Northwood, volunteered to co chair the group with Bennett.  A proposal to fund the initial study with $300 in Association funds had to be tabled until next month’s meeting because a quorum of members was not in attendance to approve the motion.

Gina Panchella opened the meeting for President Joe Krause who was absent on personal business.  Panchella read the minutes of the last meeting.  Renee Hudson reported that there had been one small withdrawal from the treasury since last meeting.

A member reported on the status of the Edmund School charter meeting she attended.  That was followed by a discussion among the members of the pros and cons of the change.  The Philly2035 meeting was also discussed at length.

The Civic will continue to try to have the bus stop at the corner of Foulkrod and the Boulevard repaired by SEPTA.  It has become a hazard to residents who have to wait at the location for buses.  It need a concrete pad installed.

The next meeting of the Northwood Civic Association will be held on May 17th at 7PM at St. James Lutheran Church at Pratt St. and Castor Avenue.