Greater Bustleton Civic League members got updates on neighborhood zoning issues and recreation center renovations, heard about utility worker impostors trying to get into homes and learned a once legal left turn off of Grant Avenue is now illegal.
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Dietz & Watson, 10 months after a fire destroyed its national distribution center in New Jersey, has decided to build and expand at its location at 5701 Tacony St.
Frankford residents got a potpourri of information about local parks, recycling, a summer food program, politics and new trash collection rules at the June 26 meeting of the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders.
The Frankford Civic Association, which routinely meets on the first Thursday of the month, has pushed its July session to the second Thursday, July 10. Members will gather in the second-floor meeting room of Aria Health’s Frankford campus, 4900 Franford Ave. at 7 p.m.
The firehouse at Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street that has been closed for renovations since winter is reopening.
The Philadelphia Fire Department gained a new commissioner on June 14, one day following the retirement of the often-controversial Lloyd Ayers, who served 40 years as a firefighter, including the last decade as commissioner. Mayor Michael Nutter named Derrick Sawyer as Ayers’ successor last month.
Rising Sun Plaza, at 5675 Rising Sun Ave. in Crescentville, recently honored the winners of the annual Ed Cutler Memorial My Mom/Dad is the Greatest Essay Contest.
City Councilman Brian O’Neill distributed Philadelphia Activities Fund grants to various volunteer organizations in the 10th Councilmanic District.
Gov. Tom Corbett last week signed into law House Bill 198, the Dyslexia and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program, sponsored by state Rep. Ed Neilson.