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PhillyRising February Update

At the Frankford PhillyRising monthly meeting on February 10th, Sanya Brown updated residents on issues raised at the inaugural meeting in January.

  • The issue of the need for a health facility in Frankford was raised last month.  Jason Dawkins suggested that Aria Hospital offered the use of its facilities to the public.  Sanya investigated and found that the Aria Health Wellness Center is open to the public.   This is for exercise, using equipment at the facility in the ground floor of garage building on Frankford Avenue.  The cost is $29 per month and does not require a contract.  It is payable monthly by cash or credit card.  For more information open this pdf.
  • A resident discussed drug problems at a laundromat near Harrison and Tackawanna Streets.  Sanya noted that the information was passed on the the police at the last PSA meeting.
  • The issue of revitalizing the business corridor was discussed and the result is a new Litter Reduction Campaign which will launch in the Spring.  It will be aimed at business owners on the Frankford Avenue business corridor.
  • A career Boot Camp for youth is being planned for possible scheduling in May.

A citizens Engagement Academy is being held in Lawncrest.  We had one in Frankford last year which those attending thought was very worthwhile.  Anyone interested in attending this course should read this attached pdf for further information.

The next Frankford PhillyRising meeting will be held on March 10th at 5:30 PM at the Frankford Branch of the Free Library.