Lawncrest Civic meets new community relations officer

Mark Mroz, the out­go­ing 2nd Po­lice Dis­trict com­munity re­la­tions of­ficer, in­tro­duced his re­place­ment at last week’s meet­ing of the Lawn­crest Com­munity As­so­ci­ation.

Di­anne Murphy star­ted on Monday as the new com­munity re­la­tions of­ficer.

Mroz will re­main in the same build­ing at Har­bison Av­en­ue and Levick Street, walk­ing up a flight of stairs to work as an aide to In­spect­or Mike Co­chrane, the new com­mand­er of the North­east Po­lice Di­vi­sion.

Mroz had been on the job since Decem­ber 2006, when he re­placed Kev­in Corr, who re­tired.

In oth­er news from the Jan. 15 meet­ing:

• The Lawn­crest Branch of the Free Lib­rary of Phil­adelphia, at 6098 Rising Sun Ave., will host Save the Or­an­gutans on Sat­urday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Teen­agers from the Phil­adelphia Zoo Cham­pi­ons for Restor­ing En­dangered Wild­life and a zoo an­im­al am­bas­sad­or will be in at­tend­ance.

The Zoo CREW will dis­cuss ways to save Sumat­ran or­an­gutans, apes who live in trees in In­done­sia.

Call Rachel Fryd at 215-686-5372.

• The Vo­lun­teer In­come Tax As­sist­ance pro­gram will of­fer free in­come tax pre­par­a­tion and fil­ing from Jan. 26 through April 15 at 7315 Castor Ave. Hours are week­days from 2 to 7 p.m. and Sat­urdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The ser­vice is gen­er­ally avail­able to people with an an­nu­al in­come of $39,000 and be­low.

To make an ap­point­ment or for more in­form­a­tion, call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887.

• Lawn­crest Com­munity As­so­ci­ation will meet again on Tues­day, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., at St. Wil­li­am par­ish hall, at Argyle and Rob­bins streets. ••

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