Two abandoned buildings will be demolished in NE

Mem­bers of the Take Back Your Neigh­bor­hood civic as­so­ci­ation last month un­an­im­ously ap­proved de­vel­op­ment of a prop­erty at Levick Street and Roosevelt Boulevard.

The pro­pos­al is for the area near an ex­ist­ing Bo­ston Mar­ket and health-care fa­cil­ity.

At present, there are two aban­doned build­ings that were once home to a fur­niture store. They will be de­mol­ished.

TD Bank has signed a 20-year lease to open a branch on site.

Con­struc­tion will be­gin next year.

In oth­er news from the Oct. 21 meet­ing:

• Dr. Val Arkoosh spoke about why she be­lieves she is the best can­did­ate in next year’s race in the 13th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict.

Arkoosh is in a four-way Demo­crat­ic primary with state Sen. Daylin Leach, state Rep. Brendan Boyle and former U.S. Rep. Mar­jor­ie Mar­gol­ies. She bills her­self as a prob­lem-solv­ing doc­tor who can help end the in­fight­ing in the House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives. The elec­tion is May 20, 2014.

“I want to bring a dif­fer­ent kind of voice to Con­gress,” she said.

• Rhawn­hurst Turn­ing Point will hold “A Night at the Mu­seum” on Sat­urday, Nov. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rhawn­hurst Pres­by­teri­an Church, 7701 Lor­etto Ave. Guests will view stu­dent art­work and hear from teach­ers, stu­dents and par­ents. Light re­fresh­ments will be served.

Rhawn­hurst Turn­ing Point caters to sixth- through 12th-graders. It of­fers home­work help; ac­cess to com­puters, print­ers, the In­ter­net and video games; a safe and quiet place to gath­er after school; art and mu­sic classes; and vari­ous week­end activ­it­ies.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 267-601-5147 or email dir­ect­or Cheryl Laf­ferty at rhawn­hurstturn­ing­point@ya­

• Old Pine Com­munity Cen­ter, at 401 Lom­bard St., will host an event to wel­come newly ar­rived refugee fam­il­ies on Sunday, Nov. 24, from 2 to 5 p.m. For more in­form­a­tion on the pre-Thanks­giv­ing cel­eb­ra­tion, con­tact An­nie Read­ing at 215-832-0923 or aread­

• Take Back Your Neigh­bor­hood will meet again on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at Max My­ers Play­ground. ••

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