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Coming Up in Frankford

    When – Sat, September 12, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 4PM Sunday, and 1PM on Monday
    Where – BET Network Comcast channel 21 in PhilaDELPHIA (map)
    Description – On Saturday, September 12, BET, a division of Viacom, will premiere two compelling specials as part of the network’s ongoing education initiative and Viacom’s new Get Schooled platform — award-winning documentary PRESSURE COOKER.
    When – Sun, September 13, 8:30am – 12:00pm
    Where – St. Joachim’s Fitzmaurice Hall, 1527 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)
    Description – The menu will include: Juice, Pancakes and Sausage, Coffee, Tea, Milk, and Pastry. The cost will be $5.00 for Adults and Children $3.00 (ages 4yrs to 12 yrs.). We will also offer the McB Sandwich (Muffin, Egg, Cheese, Pork Roll) for $3.00. Take-out will also be available. You could also treat your Grandparents for Grandparents Day!
  • SBN (Sustainable Business Network) Meet Me in a Minute Networking Event
    When – Wed, September 16, 6pm – 7pm
    Where – Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street (map)
  • Frankford Festival
    When – Sun, September 20, 11am – 4pm
    Where – Overington Park, Leiper St. and Orthodox St. (map)
    Description – The 10th Annual Frankford Festival will be taking place Sunday, September 20th from 11am-4pm in Overington Park (intersection of Orthodox and Leiper Streets). The festival is hosting The Northeast Philly Idol Contest where young singing talents will be competing for a cash prize. Other entertainment will include live music, rides, games, crafts, face painting, food and much more! The festival is sure to be a day full or family fun so don’t miss out!
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, October 1, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Frankford Hospital – 2nd floor conference room (map)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, October 4, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Civil War Era Entertainment Dr Sid Copel
  • Mater Dolorosa 2nd Annual “Fall Gala”
    When – Sun, October 4, 2:00pm – 7:30pm
    Where – DiPinto’s Caterers, Torresdale & Frankford Ave (map)
    Description – PM to 6 PM. DiPinto’s Caterers, Torresdale & Frankford Ave., Buffet Dinner, Beer, Wine & Soda, DJ, Tickets $35.00 can be purchased at Rectory 215-535-4036 or call Lou Altomari 215- 285-2067.
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Frankford Civic Association Meeting

A good crowd once again attend the Frankford Civic Association tonight.  The meeting ran a bit over an hour and fifteen minutes.

  • In addition to the concerned residents of Frankford, some representatives of Frankford drug services were present.  A good deal of discussion was spent on the issue of the perception of the Frankford Civic as unfriendly to these types of businesses.  It seems fair to say that the folks who attended the meeting from the drug services arena are likely to be the best of the lot and expressed a desire to see the undesirable elements weeded out.  That position seems to line up nicely with the goals of the Frankford Civic and most other folks.
  • Zoning issues were updated and the Civic is dealing with them promptly as they come up for approval.
  • Officer katz of the 15th District was at the meeting to listen to citizen complaints and dealt with several with advice on how they should be handled.
  • Complaints from several residents of Salem Street about the clients at the Wedge building on Frankford Avenue centered on loitering by clients waiting for a van to pick them up for the return trip to wherever they live.  They clearly do not live in Frankford.  This is what residents were afraid would happen and now it has happened.  What will our representatives do to straighten this out.  They gave them the green light to move in here and set up shop.  No opposition.  When the same thing was about to happen in Bustleton, red light.  What a surprise.
  • 1522 and 24 Church Street have been purchased and the new owner plans to open a recovery house 120 feet from the door to St. Joachim church and 250 feet from the Northwood Academy Charter school.  Why does that sound like such a bad idea.  Because drug dealers like to go where the business is so they will also be on the church and school doorsteps.  Call your councilperson.  Express your restrained but vehement opposition.  See if we can make this go away permanently.  215-686-3448, 3449.