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Northwood Civic Meeting Agenda November 20, 2012

Northwood Civic Association
PO Box 4890
Phila, PA 19124

AGENDA: District Attorney Seth Williams will address the membership. Joe Krause will introduce those running for office and discuss the civic’s plans for 2013. There will be an update on Northwood Park and the plans for that area. Voting for new board members will take place if necessary.

Tell a neighbor, bring a friend!

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Northwood Civic Meeting – October 16, 2012 7:00PM

Northwood Civic Association St. James Lutheran Church 4600 Pratt Street *****

Agenda: Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez is scheduled to attend the meeting

Speakers: William Dunbar and Representative John Taylor will introduce themselves.

Elections:  Nominations for all board positions will take place at the meeting.

Updates: Frank will give an update on the Frankford Y

Bring a neighbor!

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Northwood Civic Meeting August 21st


Excel Academy located at Friend’s Hospital wants to add two mobile trailers for a library and teacher education.

Popeye’s wants to put a restaurant at the old Thrifty Scott building located in Juniata Plaza.

Update on 949 Foulkrod St.

Looking for ideas or assistance in having the car removed from the ditch located on the boulevard past Foulkrod. Car has been down in the creek for at least 10 years.

Possible vote to increase dues.

August 25 – clean up pf triangle at Adams and boulevard or other eyesores.

Next PSA 1 meeting will be held on August 15 at ARIA Hospital, 7:00 PM.

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Northwood Security

On July 1st residents of Northwood hired a private security service in a small test area of the neighborhood. The small area involved has had tremendous support by residents who will pay for this service on a monthly basis; the more residents involved the lower the fees per household. Eventually, depending on participation, the service will cover the whole Northwood neighborhood 24/7 for only a few dollars per home. The service will deal mainly with quality of life issues; they have already cleared the Northwood Park area and adjacent streets of the prostitutes who park here with their ‘customers’. This will be an ongoing battle but eventually they’ll get the message that they are unwelcome in Northwood. The main purpose of the service is to provide a constant presence in our neighborhood and to have an alert professional observe and document the neighborhood for suspicious activity. There are numerous other services that are being provided all of which will be explained at the Northwood Civic Associations general meeting on July 17th.

The presentation will be hosted by Harry Mearing who operates the service. I contacted the 15th district and spoke with Captain Bachmayer to briefly describe the service and its purpose.  We requested an officer from the 15th district be present at our meeting so all the details of the service can be heard first hand. Participation in the PSA and Town Hall meetings is still a vital step in preserving the character and safety of our neighborhood. Residents should attend these meetings as the information provided to the officers has helped get attention to areas of concern. Any residents of Northwood who would like to participate in this service can contact Harry Mearing at 267-347-3775; or attend the meeting on July 17th.

Joe Krause-President Northwood Civic Association