Treatment at Aria ER
I am writing in regards to the recent article about Aria Health emergency department.
Little did I know that the week you ran the article, July 16, I would go to the emergency room when my lip swelled really bad. They got me back in E.R. really fast.
It was a very short wait. It turns out that I had sepsis and my A1C for diabetes was way out of control. I was admitted to the critical care step down unit.
I want to say thanks to the nurses: Ray, Megan, Lynette and Theresa for the care and all the great doctors and hospital workers who helped me make it.
This is the second time this hospital helped me pull through. The last time was in 2009 when my blood sugar hit 1668. They treat you with dignity and class here. I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the staff.
No bikes on sidewalks
The warmer weather has resulted in the annual return of the dangerous and illegal practice of cyclists riding on sidewalks.
Anyone who is at any time a pedestrian should urge all our government representatives and the police to do their duty to protect us from harassment and injury — even death — resulting from unaware or reckless cyclists.
A place for veterans
Rhawnhurst-Castor Post 754 is open to any veteran who would like to join the American Legion. Our membership is open to anyone who served in the military.
Our post is the largest Legion post in Philadelphia. We have 719 members.
Men or women who would like to join can call 215-632-7781. Dues are $25 for the year 2014.
Commander, Post 754
Thank you from the Wissinoming Civic Association
I want to take a moment to publicly thank three people: Bob Rojas, John Nolan and Councilman Bobby Henon. Thanks to them — and with two development projects acting as catalysts — the renewal of the dormant Wissinoming Civic Association is now a reality.
Bob Rojas was a “one man band” for over a year in running civic association efforts in Wissinoming, but even his best efforts needed to be supplemented by a full and active civic association.
This is especially true as the recent Registered Community Organization reforms formalized RCO groups in zoning matters, like the proposed Auto Zone and Dollar Store projects on Frankford Avenue. In fact, these two projects set our course in motion.
Without a formal civic association, Wissinoming could not vote on zoning notifications for either project through our neighboring civic association in Mayfair. Councilman Henon convened meetings to facilitate the revival of the Wissinoming Civic by working with John Nolan and other concerned neighbors.
In the meantime, his office was able to work through the resident concerns with the developers, like signage, trash, fencing and traffic flows.
In the end, we have a win-win: They were able to encourage neighborhood participation — particularly in zoning notification — while renewing the Wissinoming Civic Association, to keep our community engaged year-round.
Our first civic association meeting was held on July 30. We had a great turnout thanks to letters sent by Councilman Henon and the Northeast Times notification.
Thank you to everyone involved.