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Groundbreaking at Carmella

On Tuesday, April 16th City Councilwoman Maria D. Quinones Sanchez led a group of the Carmella Recreation Center’s children symbolically breaking ground to start off the remodeling of the Rec Center’s Playground.

Over the Summer the Parks & Recreations Department will install much needed new playground equipment and a water park area.
This is Phase 1 of a $500,000 improvement for Carmella.
Neighboring Gambrel Recreation Center agreed to open their center for Carmella’s children to have programs during the remodeling period.
Stay tuned for the grand reopening ribbon cutting ceremony, coming soon, we pray.
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Frankford Northwood Y Proposal

Story and picture by: Chaplain Patrick, Frankford Community Ambassador
On Monday, April 15th Ms. Angenique Howard of Unique Dreams Inc. met with the Northwood community at Simpson Recreation Center to present her proposal to open a Family Therapeutic,  Recreational,  and Educational Center in the former Frankford-Northwood Y located at 4700 Leiper Street.
She stated that the 33,000 square foot facility will include wrap around mental health and wellness programs, along with recreation gym memberships.  She also said that the indoor pool would reopen for swim leagues from the local schools.
A group of area residents asked questions, some of which went unanswered, as her business plan and financials are still in the works.
The community is in a wait & see mode as there is no lease agreement with the building owner or other paperwork present.
Future meetings will be announced in time.