Posted on

Coming Up in Frankford

  • Frankford Parks Group
    When – Mon, October 25, 6pm – 7pm
    Where – Second Baptist Church – 1801 Meadow St. Phila. PA 19124 (map)
  • Celebration of Health
    When – Tue, October 26, 2pm – 6pm
    Where – Aria Health – Frankford Campus (map)
    Description – To help chart your preventive health and wellness goals, Aria Health’s Frankford Campus will host a FREE “Celebration of Health.” Highlights of the event will include health screenings, wellness exhibits, and healthy lifestyle information. We hope you can join us!
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group
    When – Thu, October 28, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Where – Mastery Charter School, Smedley Campus, 1790 Bridge St. 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.
  • Winter clothes drive
    When – Sat, October 30, 3pm – 6pm
    Where – Overington Park 4600 Leiper St. and Wilmot Park 1800 Meadow St. (map)
    Description – We are having a winter clothes drive that will be held in two locations (Overington Park 4600 Leiper St. and Wilmot Park 1800 Meadow St.). If it rains we will move the locations to Cora’s Neumann Center 1000 Orthodox Street and to 2nd Baptist Church 1801 Meadow St. We will be giving away winter clothes and coats to needy families. The event will last from 3:00pm until 6:00pm. I have attached a flyer for the event. The partners that are responsible for this event are CORA’s EPIC Community Stakeholders and Young Professionals Group, The Frankford Recovery Coalition, The Frankford Boys and Girls Club, and Council Woman Maria Quinones` Sanchez’ office.
  • Overington Park Fall Festival
    When – Sat, October 30, 10am – 1pm
    Where – Overington Park – Orthodox and Leiper Sts, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Costume parade, pumpkin patch, games, scavenger hunt and refreshments
  • Friends of Overington Park
    When – Tue, November 2, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – CORA Neuman Center at 1000 Orthodox Street (map)
    Description – Come out and discuss our park and what we an do to make it a safe and pleasant place for everyone.
  • PSA1 Meeting Police 15th District
    When – Wed, November 3, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Aria Health – 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA (map)
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, November 4, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – 2nd floor conference room, Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, November 7, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM:‘Meet Captain Percival Drayton, U.S. Navy’ – [Jack Lieberman, Captain USN (ret.) ] Drayton was South Carolina born from a wealthy Plantation family and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He exemplifies the dilemma that Southern Unionists faced when he opposed his own brother Thomas, a Confederate General in battle at Port Royal Sound on November 7, 1861.
  • Frankford Special Services District Board Meeting
    When – Mon, November 8, 8:30am – 9:30am
    Where – St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave, Griscom Street entrance. (map)
    Description – Open to the public
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting
    When – Tue, November 16, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)
Posted on

PSA1 Meeting on August 10th

The 15th District PSA1 meeting was held at Aria Health on Tuesday night August 10th.  I had some idea that there would be a good crowd but I’ve not often seen 50 people squeeze into that conference room, especially on a sweltering hot summer night in August.

Officer Andrews got the meeting rolling with a summary of old business.  Tim Wisniewski, executive director of the Frankford Special Services District, announced that the Safety Ambassadors would begin using the now vacant police trailer at the corner of Foulkrod and Frankford Avenue as an manned office.  The trailer has been a sore point in the community since everyone knows that it is useless as it is now unused.  It has been mocked by the drug dealers and prostitutes who go so far as to do their business in its shadow.  The safety ambassador’s presence will make that a bit more difficult.

So what brought all these people out to the meeting?  Several groups have issues on their blocks and all happened to come out on the same night.  The smart thing was that small groups of people got together and organized and decided to show up and ask for help.  They came from all parts of Frankford.

Officer Andrews recorded each issue and the sergeants made comments about them when something was known.  Followup will take place next month.

Sometimes there are no quick and easy solutions to these problems but if you don’t report it you can guarantee that it will just go on getting worse.  Let’s see if we can get more people out to the next PSA meeting.

Posted on

Coming Up in Frankford

  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, August 1, 12pm – 5pm
    Where4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Wicked Women of Winchester Jerry Holsworth
  • Frankford Special Services District Board Meeting
    When – Mon, August 2, 8:30am – 9:30am
    Where – St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave, Griscom Street entrance. (map)
    Description – Open to the public
  • Frankford Community Garden Maintenance Meetup
    When – Thu, August 5, 6pm – 8pm
    Where – Corner of Oxford Ave. and Foulkrod St. (map)
    Description – Gather together with your friends and neighbors to maintain and improve this garden spot in Frankford.
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, August 5, 7pm – 8pm
    Where2nd floor conference room, Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
  • PSA1 Meeting
    When – Tue, August 10, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Aria Health – 2nd floor conference room – 4900 Frankford Avenue (map)
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group
    When – Thu, August 26, 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.
Posted on

Coming Up in Frankford

  • Take Back the Night in Frankford
    When -Fri, July 23, 9:30pm – Sat, July 24, 12:00am
    Where -Frankford Ave. at Pratt St. (map)
    Description – see details: http://gloomyhappy.wpengine.com/2010/07/20/take-back-the-night-in-frankford/
  • Community Ambassador Program
    When – Sat, July 24, 10am – 12pm
    Where – Campbell AME Church, 1657 Kinsey St. (map)
    Description – See details http://gloomyhappy.wpengine.com/2010/07/20/community-ambassador-program-meeting/
  • Urgent Meeting About Overington Park
    When – Tue, July 27, 6pm – 7pm
    Where Frankford Friends School, middle school on Gillingham St. (map)
    Description – The office of Councilwoman Sánchez and Local Stakeholders group will host a meeting July 27, 2010 at 6:00PM, Frankford Friends School located on 1500 Orthodox St. The Meeting will be held in the middle school on Gillingham St. Please forward to other concerned groups to come out and form a plan to rid the violence from Overington Park.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group
    When – Thu, July 29, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Where second-floor conference room of Aria Health (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. The city’s chief assistant district attorney, Beth Grossman, of the Public Nuisance Task Force, will be the keynote speaker.
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, August 1, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Wicked Women of Winchester Jerry Holsworth
  • Frankford Special Services District Board Meeting
    When – Mon, August 2, 8:30am – 9:30am
    Where – St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave, Griscom Street entrance. (map)
    Description – Open to the public
  • PSA1 Meeting
    When – Tue, August 10, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Aria Health – 2nd floor conference room – 4900 Frankford Avenue (map)
Posted on 2 Comments

PSA 1 Meeting

Tim Wisniewski discusses the safety ambassadors with Lt. Zaffino and Officer Andrews

The PSA meeting was held Thursday night at Aria Health.  If you read only that first line you would think we were all getting together for a prostate check.  No wonder so many guys were there.

Seriously though, PSA in this instance refers to patrol sector area of the 15th district of the police department.  PSA number one is the area that covers Frankford and Bridesburg.  The meeting gives citizens an opportunity to talk with the police about what is going on, in their neighborhood and on their block.

If some slime sucker has decided to sell drugs on your doorstep, you can talk to the Lieutenant and he’ll tell you what can be done and what he’ll do and he’ll give you his email address.  That’s what the meeting last night was about.

Lt. Zaffino runs a very good meeting.  He asks everybody what is on their mind and then provids answers.  There is not always a easy solution but over the last few months, I’ve seen that he has done things that have helped people who attend this meeting.

I don’t report details of the issues discussed at these meetings to protect the identities of the people who attend.  However, Tim Wisniewski of the Frankford Special Services District discussed the positive impact the safety ambassadors are having on the avenue.

If you have a problem, show up at the next PSA meeting for Frankford which is on August 10th at 7 PM at Aria Health, second floor conference room.  This is your best shot at talking to somebody who can get things done.