The Port Richmond West Community Action Network invited special guests to its meeting last week, with the aim of solving problems that impact the community.
While the Port Richmond thoroughfare of Richmond Street has been plagued by vacant properties for decades, new construction in the area and enthusiastic new business owners could help usher the corridor into a brighter, busier future.
A representative from RecycleBank last week offered Northwood Civic Association members the chance to sign up for a sticker that can earn them points for discounts, deals and gift cards at local and national merchants.
Leaders of the East Torresdale Civic Association had no new information to report about the community group’s opposition to a series of city zoning variances sought by a neighborhood tavern owner.
Taking names and handing out steep fines for broken windows and doors, the city is rolling out a tough new blight-fighting initiative in Port Richmond.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz last week visited the Holmesburg Civic Association to discuss two of his recently released reports.
As residents continue to resist proposed plans for a methadone clinic in Holmesburg, two local politicians are attempting to give the community a stronger voice.