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Credit union proposal a hot topic with civic groups

A proposal to build a new credit union branch on the James D. Morrissey Inc. property dominated the agendas of two civic association meetings in the Northeast last week. Residents in East Torresdale unanimously rejected the plan on Jan. 12, while their neighbors in Upper Holmesburg postponed their Jan. 15 vote indefinitely.

City plans improvements for Fox Chase Town Center

Fox Chase has moved to the top of the pecking order in the City Planning Commission’s Philadelphia2035 project.

Changes coming to Mayfair business corridor

Members of the Mayfair Business Association learned of various changes coming to the commercial corridor during their recent monthly meeting at Prudential Prime Real Estate, 7341 Frankford Ave.

Around town: January 21, 2015

‘Senior lunch and learn’ event Jan. 29

2nd Police District tests social media partnership

Two 2nd Police District officers are using neighborhood social media sites to send alerts, crime-prevention tips and other information directly to residents.

Voters will choose Boyle successor in special election

Voters in the 170th Legislative District will choose their new representative in a special election on Tuesday, March 24.

Time to expand

Gerhard’s Appliances expanded its Northeast location to include a scratch and dent section. A grand opening will be held on Friday.   

Taylor sworn in for 16th term

State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) was sworn in for his 16th term in Harrisburg last week.

SPIN transparency recognized

Special People In Northeast recently got high praise for the transparency of its operations from the GuideStar Exchange, which helps the public monitor nonprofits.

Philadelphia Fire Department releases year-end statistics

Fire deaths increased by one-third while fire-related injuries rose by 4 percent in Philadelphia last year, although both tallies remained well below recent historical peaks, according to year-end statistics released by the Philadelphia Fire Department this month.