State Rep. Mark Cohen will hold his first Northeast Community Giveback Festival on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave.
A fortune teller probably had a feeling that the vote wouldn’t go her way when she attended the monthly Somerton Civic Association meeting on Dec. 9 seeking support for a zoning variance that would allow her to continue seeing clients in her Bustleton Avenue home.
Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League last week supported a plan to move a Dunkin’ Donuts shop from one part of Grant Plaza II to another.
A 2012 zoning board decision that would have allowed a Northeast mosque to build a 65-foot minaret on its Boulevard property was reversed last week.
A Cliffe Drive resident who built a deck that is closer to a neighbor’s property than allowed by city code last week got the overwhelming support of Parkwood Civic Association members for his application for a zoning variance.
Members decided to continue a two-year legal battle with a property owner who is conducting a business in a Haldeman Avenue residence.
Golf outing set for Oct. 11
Before you start building that new garage next to your house in Fox Chase, you may want to get the proper permits from the city. And you may want to check in with the Fox Chase Homeowners Association, too.
Residents of East Torresdale spent more than two hours deliberating how to react to a local tavern owner’s proposal to expand his business. But by the end of an Aug. 11 meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association, Kevin Goodchild got neighbors’ go-ahead to more than double the capacity of Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe.