The Northood Civic Association held their monthly meeting last night, April 20th at St. James. A good crowd was on hand.
The Civic has met now met with all political representatives involved and has their support on the issue of the Volunteers of America (VOA) purchase of the house on Roosevelt Boulevard for use as a group home. No compromise is possible and the home must be used as a single family home period. The ball is now in the VOA court.
The lawsuit against Northwood Civic Association by Attorney Guinan has been settled satisfactorily. No further action is to take place on the matter.
Barry Howell reported on the meeting Friday night with New Frankford Developers LLC. His comments are below.
In addition, Felicia Richardson of New Frankford Developers attended the meeting and took the opportunity to speak for a few minutes about plans for the Y. Her comments are below.
The issue of crime came up at the end of the meeting and many of those in attendance had personal experiences to report. Many were relatively minor nuisance crimes that would not usually get a police response. Barry noted however that a call to report the problem should always be made to get it on the record. Pete Specos (Frankford Civic) noted that people should take advantage of the newly implemented PSA meetings to bring these issues directly to the captain. The next PSA (Police Sector Area) meeting for sector 1 is on May 4th at 7PM at the second floor conference room at Aria Frankford.
Barry also noted that there was a flash mob in Northwood last Wednesday, April 14th. Police had been monitoring it and expected it to happen at Roosevelt Mall. No damage or injury was reported.
The Greenwood Cemetery will hold a ground breaking on the restoration of the old farmhouse on Friday, April 30th at 10AM. The pols will be there for picture opportunities. It is a historic building and the public is invited.
The next meeting for the Northwood Civic is on May 18th.