Our condolences go out to the Tucker family on the loss of their father, Benjamin F. Tucker.
He was a prominent business man in the community for his entire life and was mentioned in the book “A Short History of Northeast Philadelphia” by Harry Silcox.
State Senator Tartaglione sent this message to the family:
I was very saddened to learn of the passing of your loved one, Mr. Benjamin F. Tucker. His death is a tremendous loss for the entire Frankford community.
As a committee person and poll worker for more than two decades, Mr. Tucker left behind a distinguished legacy of civic engagement and public service. His sustained effort to improve the lives of his neighbors will always be remembered fondly.
It is my distinct honor to pay tribute to Mr. Tucker and to offer my deepest condolences to you at this difficult time. Please know that I will always be available to assist your family in any way I can.
Mr. Tucker passed away in April and the family has planned a Service of Celebration at Northeast Baptist Church for this coming Friday, July 3rd. Details are listed below.
Reported by Patrick Hodynski:
New Signage for Cramer’s Uniforms, now located at 4628 Frankford Avenue (next to the Library). Order online at https://www.cramersuniforms.com/
. Curbside pickups start Friday at the Frankford store.
Cramer’s love Frankford,
Frankford Loves Cramer’s
The park is open for you to exercise, get some fresh air, and enjoy the beauty. During this time, there is no maintenance person taking care of the park. We are asking everyone if you want to continue to enjoy a clean and enjoyable park, please pick up after yourselves. Please use the trash cans and if you can, pick out weeds in the sidewalks, wall and paths. if you see a problem, please email us. We all must take responsibility for our neighborhood and park during this pandemic.Please remember to wear a mask and keep 6 feet away from other people.Thank you so much. Enjoy the park and stay well.
Friends of Overington Park .
His son was in the 2020 NFL draft pick and was the first running back picked over all,
2nd round, 35th pick, Detroit Lions-Swift. in the NFL
D’ANDRE SWIFT, BEST OF LUCK
PennDOT to Resume Construction on Aramingo Avenue at I-95 Interchange
Church Street to close Wednesday for two weeks for intersection work
April 11, 2020 – Construction operations will resume on Monday, April 13, on Aramingo Avenue at the Interstate 95 Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange in Philadelphia, including work to complete the northbound side of the new bridge over Frankford Creek and implementation of a short-term detour of Church Street for improvements at intersection with Aramingo Avenue, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Normal highway and bridge construction projects in Pennsylvania remain paused as part of the commonwealth’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This project is part of critical work that continues statewide addressing safety needs and work needed to eliminate roadway restrictions that could impede the ability for the movement of life sustaining goods and services.
With the resumption of work, crews will complete construction of the pier and abutments for the northbound side of the Frankford Creek bridge in preparation for setting deck beams and beginning deck construction on the northbound side later this spring. Construction is also underway on sections of several Aramingo Avenue ramps to and from the bridge and I-95 and the reconstruction of the northbound side of Aramingo Avenue between Wheatsheaf Lane and the ramps to I-95 and the bridge.
Beginning Wednesday, April 15, Church Street will be closed to through traffic for approximately two weeks between Tacony Street and Aramingo Avenue for reconstruction of the Church Street/Aramingo Avenue intersection.
During the closure, eastbound Church Street traffic will be detoured north on Tacony Street to Aramingo Avenue. Aramingo Avenue traffic headed for Church Street will be detoured north on Aramingo Avenue and a left on Torresdale Avenue.
Aramingo Avenue work-area traffic is limited to two lanes southbound and one lane northbound at the Frankford Creek bridge. No additional travel restrictions are planned at this time.
The work is part of PennDOT’s $81 million project to reconstruct and extend Adams Avenue from Torresdale Avenue to Aramingo Avenue and widen Aramingo Avenue in the vicinity of the Interstate 95/Betsy Ross Bridge Interchange to improve access to I-95 and the bridge.