Realtor Chris Artur is appealing the new values the city this year put on properties he owns on Levick Street and Frankford Avenue.
The former Northeast Community Center has a buyer who plans to bring a child daycare center and a meals on wheels program to the Holme Avenue site, according to Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens.
Stephanie Singer doesn’t talk about “civic duty” when she encourages people to vote in the upcoming general election for city controller, district attorney and judges. One of the three city commissioners who oversee Philadelphia elections, Singer pushes the point that city residents have something to gain by voting, that there’s something in it for them.
Capt. Joseph Zaffino, commander of the 7th Police District, on Sept. 25 encouraged members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League to call 911 when they see trouble and to keep calling.
Millbrook Civic Association members are worried about increased — and very open — drug use in their Far Northeast neighborhood. Members talked about seeing people of all ages smoking pot or shooting up heroin at all hours of the day.
People should watch out for a few scams that are being worked in the Northeast, Dianne Murphy, the 2nd Police District’s community relations officer, said Sept. 16.
Have you been thinking about taxes? Not likely!
You may think you have a great job, but Lansdale resident Tom Burgoyne probably has it better.
There were Velcro walls and giant soccer balls in Baldi Middle School last week. There also was some extreme wrestling that was part of a lively and entertaining multimedia musical show designed to kick up understanding of, and, perhaps, a keener interest in, science.
The fair weather has been kind to the tomatoes, peppers, watermelon and herbs growing next to the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s office on Townsend Road. There’s still some sweet corn, too.