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Northwood Civic Tries to Slow Down Castor Speedway

The Northwood Civic meeting on December 20th was not well attended due to the impending holiday but there were significant issues discussed.

Terry Heiser updated the group on the delays in completing the traffic calming project on Castor Avenue.   Having already postponed the most important parts of that work by 12 to 15 months, the Streets Department now has no dates for it.  One excuse only leads to another.

Accident at Castor Avenue and Foulkrod Street on January 12th – Photo from

In the meantime, the speeding and crashes are continuing unabated.  For instance, on December 12 a vehicle caromed off a collision at Haworth Street and across the lawns of two houses; also, on January 12 a vehicle rammed a tree and overturned at Foulkrod Street.  Heiser continues to urge our local officials to get the work done.

The owners of 1100 Haworth (Haworth and Large) need a zoning variance to legalize a fence they have already erected.  It will be discussed at the meeting on January 17.

Darrion Shuford, Chief of Staff for Rep. Jason Dawkins announced that the Dawkins office will be relocating to the Daral building at Paul and Frankford Avenue in January.  Dawkins will occupy the first floor while the Frankford CDC and NAC will be up on the second floor.

The next meeting of the Northwood Civic Association will be held on January 17th at 7 PM at Simpson Recreation Center at 1010 Arrott Street.