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Coming Up in Frankford

  • Frankford/Northwood Spring Resource Fair
    When – Sat, June 19, 10am – 1pm
    Where – 4600 block of Paul Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Come join us for a day of fun, free food, activities and prizes. Sponsored by the Northeast Epic Stakeholders Group, Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez and State Representative Tony Payton.
  • Town Hall Meeting
    When – Tue, June 22, 6pm – 8pm
    Where – Sankofa Freedom Academy, 4256 Paul St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Town Hall Meeting on drug rehabilitation facilities and housing for recovering addicts. Drug rehabilitation and recovery have been of particular concern to Frankford residents, who have complained to city officials, including councilwoman Sanchez, about the large number of these facilities in Frankford.
    When – Thu, June 24, 12pm – 2pm
    Where – Agape Restaurant, 4524-26 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – The Frankford Business and Professional Association is hosting a Business Card Exchange for all local businesses, and organizations. Opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and promote your business. Please join us for the Annual Business Card Exchange. This is a great opportunity to come meet other local merchants, share ideas, network, and promote your business. You can also learn about the other programs FBPA is working on such as commercial corridor block captions, UnLitter Us in Frankford, Frankford Avenue promotions and much more. Lunch will be served, please RSVP so we know how many to expect.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group
    When – Thu, June 24, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Where – Edmunds School, 1197 Haworth St. Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – The ultimate goal is to create a process that enhances the community’s ability to solve issues surrounding truancy, domestic violence, child safety and substance abuse.
  • Mayor Nutter Walks Frankford Avenie
    When – Sat, June 26, 9am – 12pm
    Where – Frankford Avenue Business District (map)
    Description – Details to be announced
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, July 8, 7pm – 8pm
    Where2nd floor conference room, Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
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Mayor Nutter Visits Frankford

At the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders meeting, at Aria Health on May 27th, Mayor Michael Nutter stopped in to say thank you.  I have a bit of his talk below.  John Loftus of the Northeast Times has a good report on the entire meeting here.  While the subject of the meeting was not the City’s budget woes, Nutter spoke at length about the budget that was passed by City Council and the 20 million dollar shortfall that he is predicting as a result.

I was a bit disappointed in his pitch but for that matter I was a bit disappointed in the entire process that unfolded so far.  It’s not that the City has done all that bad.  It could be much worse but what we are not seeing is any fundamental changes happening that will position us for the future.  It’s true we can’t tax ourselves out of this problem.  It’s also true that business can’t go on as usual.  The cost of government has to be reduced without reducing critical services.

If the City Council and the Mayor can’t get their heads together to do that, it just won’t get done and this financial crisis will just be moved down the line.  Get it done.