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Mayfair playground will reopen

The May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation re­cently gathered at the Grey Lodge Pub to dis­cuss sev­er­al up­com­ing neigh­bor­hood hap­pen­ings.

Mem­bers of the Friends of May­fair Me­mori­al Play­ground are get­ting ready to pre­pare the ground for con­struc­tion.

Site pre­par­a­tion will take place Oct. 25-26, with con­struc­tion set for Oct. 27. The play­ground, at Row­land Av­en­ue and Vista Street on the cam­pus of Ab­ra­ham Lin­coln High School, will open of­fi­cially on Sunday, Oct. 30 with a Hal­loween theme.

The play­ground has been closed since 2008, when the School Dis­trict of Phil­adelphia ripped out all of the equip­ment after a tod­dler fell when her foot got stuck on worn mat­ting.

The Friends will be team­ing with Gi­ant su­per­mar­ket and the non-profit Ka­boom Inc! on the pro­ject.

To vo­lun­teer, call Joe De­Fe­lice at 215-292-3926.

Busi­ness as­so­ci­ation pres­id­ent Mike “Scoats” Scotese owns the Grey Lodge, at 6235 Frank­ford Ave., and his es­tab­lish­ment will host a can­did­ates’ for­um on Fri­day, Nov. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m., a Christ­mas tree-light­ing ce­re­mony will take place at Frusco’s Steak Shop, at 7220 Frank­ford Ave.

The busi­ness as­so­ci­ation will in­stall sur­veil­lance cam­er­as along Frank­ford Av­en­ue to catch people who cause prop­erty dam­age. The first four cam­er­as will be placed on the 7300 block, from Gino’s Pizza to Viriva Com­munity Cred­it Uni­on.

The as­so­ci­ation dis­cussed the pos­sib­il­ity of adding a farm­ers mar­ket on Ry­an Av­en­ue and re­cog­niz­ing loc­al Asi­an mar­kets by con­duct­ing a Chinese New Year’s cel­eb­ra­tion.

The May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation will meet again on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 9:15 a.m., at Firstrust Bank, at 7345 Frank­ford Ave. ••

You can reach at twaring@bsmphilly.com.

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