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Overington Park is Open

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 .

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Church Street Closing from Tacony to Aramingo Avenue

PennDOT to Resume Construction  on Aramingo Avenue at I-95 Interchange
in Philadelphia

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.

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Jim Young, Historical Society President

Jim Young, long time President of the Historical Society of Frankford passed away on December 13th.  The most obvious achievement during his tenure was the significant improvements made to the building.  He was always present and willing to explore new opportunities to promote the society.  He will certainly be missed by his friends and colleagues.

From the web site of Kain-Murphy Funeral Services:

On Dec. 13, 2019, Age 78 of Cinnaminson, NJ; Beloved husband of 50 years to Vi. Anne (nee Harvey); Loving father of Virginia Quinn (Kerry) of Cinnaminson, Lynn Casey of Palmyra, NJ, James (Stephanie) of Westampton, NJ & Christina Riley (Bob) of Brigantine, NJ; Cherished grandfather of Erica, Shannon & Emilie Quinn, Laurel, Devon & Liam Young, and  R.J. & Jesse Riley and Dear brother of Patricia Elser and the late Edna Nedby.

James graduated from N. Catholic HS and St. Joseph’s Univ.  He was an engineer for many years at The Frankford Arsenal and then The Picatinny Arsenal until he retired.

James’ family will receive friends on Sat., Dec. 28th after 9:30 AM, at Christ Episcopal Church, 500 Fourth St., Riverton, NJ 08077-1240; where the Celebration of James’ Life will begin at 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in honor of James may be made to the Church at the above address, where he faithfully served as an Usher or to The Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124; where he was President and a dedicated supporter.