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Squeaky Wheel Residents Get Some Attention

The 4600 block of Griscom Street has its problems.

Donald Carlton, from the Managing Director’s Office, came out to do a tour of Griscom Street on April 11th. Raymond Gant, of the Ray of Hope Project, contacted him.

He took pictures and made a list of problems in the 4600 blocks of Griscom and Penn Streets. Along the walk around the block, several neighbors stopped to say that they too had called in some of the problems to 311. He said he will direct all the issues to the proper agencies of Streets, Licenses & Inspections, Philadelphia Water Department.

He seems to care about the problems the residents are dealing with. We discussed the car repair shop(Lacks Permit), the falling bricks from the old Circle Theater building, the sink holes on Griscom Street, the collapsed sidewalk on Griscom Street, the giant pot holes on Penn Street, the dumping on Arrott and Griscom Streets and the parking enforcement situation.


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MLK Day of Service in Frankford

The Ray of Hope project coordinated a clean up with 15 volunteers from Rosemont College on Monday, January 15th. Block captain, Lynda DeSouza and Frankford Watch, Elijah Myers worked with the volunteers on this brisk Martin Luther King Day of Service to clean the area around the Arrott Street terminal.

Photo by Elijah Myers 1/15/2018

Bags of trash and other items were collected and left for city pick up from this MLK Day of service project.