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Community Group Meetings
The New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) Neighborhood Advisory Subcommittee (NAS) elections will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the NKCDC office, 2515 Frankford Ave.
Come vote for which individuals will represent your community while working on safety, zoning, recycling, and other issues.
All persons 18 years of age or older residing in the NKCDC NAS service area (Laurel Street to Allegheny, Front Street/Kensington Avenue to the Delaware River) are eligible to vote.
Voters must bring a driver’s license or recent utility bill showing their name and current address. For more info., visit nkcdc.org. ••
The Port Richmond West Community Action Network and the West of Aramingo Neighbors Association’s next meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at Memphis Street Academy Charter School, 2950 Memphis St.
The PRWCAN has invited ConRail to the meeting to inform neighbors what it intends to do with much of the vacant and unused railroad land in the community.
The group also plans to discuss a real estate development in a former school building and industrial site as well as other issues. ••
The Fishtown Neighbors Association will meet Thursday, Jan, 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Fishtown Recreation Center. ••
The East Kensington Neighbors Association will meet Monday, Jan. 21, with social time at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Philadelphia Brewing Company, at Martha and Hagert streets. ••
The Olde Richmond Civic Association will meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cione Recreation Center, at Aramingo and Lehigh avenues. ••
The Northern Liberties Neighbors Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. Third St. ••
On Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m., join the Port Richmond Community Group at Our Lady Help of Christians Church Hall, on Allegheny Avenue at Gaul St., regarding neighborhood safety.
The group will discuss the crime in Port Richmond and how it is being addressed. State Rep. John Taylor, Marc Collazzo, Esq., Lt. Vann of the 24th District and Sgt. Armstrong of the Narcotics Division will join the group. Email PRCGhelp@aol.com with questions. ••
Boy Scouts Troop 11 breakfast fundraiser
Come out and and join us for a pancake breakfast to support our Scouts. Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Time: 8 to 10 a.m. Location: Applebee’s, 2501 Aramingo Ave.
Room available for more Scouts, aged 11 to 17. We hold weekly meetings at Grace and the Incarnation Church, Mondays 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Edgemont and Venango streets.
Final archaeology lecture at Seaport Museum
The final lecture on the findings by archaeologists excavating the River Wards under I-95 will take place on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.
This free lecture will focus on remnants found of the Dyottville Glassworks, a major Kensington factory in the 18th and 19th centuries. ••
Basketball at Hancock
The Hancock Recreation Center basketball program will be registering children ages 7 to 12 for its basketball clinic and league for 2013. The clinic will be held at Moffet Elementary School, located at Oxford and Mascher streets.
Enroll on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All children must participate in the clinic to be eligible to play in the league. For more information, please contact coach Larry Vaughn at 215-685-9877. ••
On Jan. 21, at the Finanta Building, 1301 N. 2nd St, bring your old electronics to have them properly recycled for free. Contant Daniel, email@example.com, ahead of time to let SKCP know what items you plan to recycle. ••
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