From an email to Captain Bachmayer 15th district sent by Mike Mawson at the West Frankford Town Watch:
ONCE AGAIN THE NIGHT CLUB AT 4651 FRANKFORD AVE HAS REOPENED AND HAS NO PERMITS AND THEY WERE A NUMBER OF UNDER AGE PEOPLE STANDING AROUND THE FRONT DOOR. I ALSO RECEIVED A CALL FROM ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS IN THE HIGH RISE SENIOR CITIZEN APT. BEHIND THERE, SAYING THAT THEY COULD HEAR THE LOUD MUSIC COMING FROM THAT LOCATION. I TOLD THEM TO CALL 911 AND REPORT IT. WE ALSO CALLED 911 TO REPORT IT. BOTH OF THESE CALLS WERE MADE AROUND 2:15 -2:30 AM AND THERE WAS ALSO CALL FOR A PERSON WITH A GUN AT THAT SAME LOCATION. I WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS A CEASE ORDER PLACED ON THAT CLUB FROM THE D.A.’S OFFICE BECAUSE I DO REMEMBER THAT THE POLICE AND THE DA’S OFFICE RAIDED IT ABOUT 4 OR 5 WEEKS AGO ON A SATURDAY NIGHT.
When Mike gets excited, it is rarely a false alarm. It’s on the upper floors of this building.
Phil Pappas, left, and Mike Mawson, of West Frankford Town Watch, outside the Thriftway at Frankford Avenue and Pratt Street around 2 a.m. Sat. July 10.
NEast Philly demonstrates again what a real hyper local news outfit should be about as it rides along with the the West Frankford Town Watch. Friend of Frankford Chris Wink was out with Phil Pappas and Mike Mawson as they patrolled the surrounds of Frankford on July 10th. The profile shows their dedication while noting how other neighborhood town watches have their memberships eb and flow over the years. Great work guys.
Seems appropriate to report on the Christmas Toy Drive organized by Jeanna Goodwin, Frankford Recovery Coalition & Mike Mawson, Frankford Town Watch. We posted an invitation to donate toys back on December 6th. Last night it was time to wrap it up and make deliveries to some families in need, so I went over to New Desires on Leiper Street to get some pictures.
Jeanna said she would over there with, as she affectionately call them “her guys” organizing, wrapping and then delivering the packages so they would be ready for the kids on Christmas morning. So I got there about seven, walking a few blocks over ice and snow with my camera in its heated, insulated box.
I got there just as they were getting organized in the front room with those 12 foot high ceilings. Some additional donations were brought in at the last minute by Brian Ropars who had been out making the rounds trying to make up for what did not turn up in the donation box at Tony Payton’s office. Times are tough all around this year.
Jeanna’s guys started sorting out every item into age groups for the kids. That took quite a while and then the wrapping began and things got serious. There was enough to give the kids in at least three families with a very nice Christmas.
I believe this is the fourth year for this noble effort. I mentioned to one of the guys that they are heros. He said there are no heroes here. That’s what you would expect a hero to say isn’t it.
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