The Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Council’s Zoning Committee last week approved variance applications for two neighborhood properties. There were no objections to plans to put an addition on the rear of 4314 Leiper and also make the single-family home a duplex. Similarly, there were no objections to legalize multifamily units at 1652 Haworth.
On Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m., Councilman Brian O’Neill will host the Fox Chase Cancer Center mobile mammography unit at his neighborhood office at The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5 (11630 Caroline Road).
City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) hosted the inaugural Philly Play Summer Challenge last week at Vogt Playground in Tacony.
The Dog Days of Summer Golf Outing will raise money for a diabetic alert dog for a Somerton teenager, Joe Gillespie.
Burholme Business Association forming
Work improving Torresdale Avenue in Tacony began again last week, and upgrades to several blocks of sidewalks are likely to continue until October or November, according to Alex Balloon, manager of the Tacony Community Development Corporation. New concrete will be put in and new line striping, Balloon said, adding the city will place the “big belly” trash cans on the Avenue.
The controversial Healing Way methadone clinic at 7900 Frankford Ave. (at Decatur Street) opened earlier this month.
Macho, Macho Man
Fox Chase was one of many neighborhoods that celebrated National Night Out, an event that promotes community involvement in crime prevention, on Aug. 5.
Residents can help name two Frankford ‘pocket parks’