At the Frankford Civic Association meeting on October 3rd:
- There was discussion of the Trunk or Treats event that is being held on October 31st from 4 to 7.
- Senator Dawkins office is doing a Halloween festival on Frankford Avenue at the Frankford Pause Park right next to Senator Dawkins office on Paul Street on October 31st from 4 until 7 PM.
- There was discussion the new voting machines but aren’t going to be able to be doing any free demonstrations of the voting machines due to the timing of the next meeting and the date of voting.
- Looking for new members so that everything isn’t all up to the president who’s wearing many many hats right now.
- It was determined, during meeting, that Town Watch is going to have the meeting with the Civic Association meeting on the same day so that there will be more of a presence.
- We’re going to be doing outreach to the community to get more interest in Town Watch and the Civic Association.
The next meeting of the Frankford Civic Association and Frankford Town Watch will be held on November 7th at 7 PM at St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue.
Reported by Patrick Hodynski
Pete Specos, Christina Crosby, Gaspar Santos, John Hansens, Ann(From Joy of Living) and I attended.
- There will not be a “Mayfair Day”, Cookout, or Bike Ride in the 15th district this year.
- There is a Stop the Violence Basketball Tournament @ Gambrel Recreation Center on June 8th.
- The PPD 2nd District headquarters will be moving up to Castor & Cottman our of the location on Levick Street shared with the 15th District.
- The 15th District will undergo a remodel of their Levick Street headquarters in 2020.
- National Night Out will be August 6th and located at the Bustleton & Cottman Shopping Center.
- There still remains an issue with trash dumping in the 4600 Paul St. City SWEEPS has been notified.
- There are more reports of a nuisance bar located at Torresdale & Paul Streets. Will address this at upcoming PSA1 meeting on the 23rd at Frankford-Jefferson Hospital.
- Recovery Cafe will again be Friday May 10th at St. Mark’s @6:30
Next Civic Association meeting will be June 6th at St. Mark’s.
The new 15th Police District Capt. John Walker led a community meeting on January 3rd amid heightened concerns about crime and drug use in the Frankford area.
Captain Walker takes questions from the audience.
The meeting, which was held at Simpson Recreation Center, came after several recent fatal shootings in Frankford and anxiety from residents about the opioid crisis in Kensington spreading farther north.
Read the rest of the story by Jack Jack Tomczuk of the Northeast times at the link below.
Source: Violence, drugs among top concerns for Frankford and Northwood residents – Northeast Times
After a decade of vacancy, a new owner has taken control of a neglected 19th century Northeast Philadelphia landmark. Follow the link below for the rest of the story.
Source: PlanPhilly | Frankford Y’s new owner promises he won’t bring opioid recovery center to historic mansion