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.
SEPTA’s police chief, Thomas Nestel III, will speak to Frankford Civic Association members about his force’s operations at neighborhood El stops during their Thursday, Feb. 5, meeting, Pete Specos, the association’s president, said last week.
Go to civic association meetings in Frankford and Northwood and you’re sure to hear someone bring up Orthodox Street. To say the street has been battered by the years would be an understatement, and right now the Philadelphia Water Department is digging it up to install new mains.
Frankford Civic Association members are hoping more and more residents and business owners who have security cameras make their surveillance recordings available to the police through the city’s SafeCam program.
Workers paint a rusty bridge at Frankford and Solly avenues in Holmesburg. Residents have wanted the bridge renovated for 15 years. The project is now under the supervision of U.S. Rep. Bob Brady.
They’re off at St. Anselm’s
Some of the 300 volunteers who swept through the Frankford business corridor gathered in the parking lot of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on the 4400 block of Frankford Avenue on Nov. 8 before descending on the Avenue to pick up 9,994 pounds of litter and debris. On the same day, at nearby Overington Park at Orthodox and Pilling, 26 volunteers cleaned up the green space and planted 100 crocuses and some daffodils. Mezalik Design Studio also made a new sign for the park, which went up on Nov. 8.
“Is ‘zam’ a word?” asked the boy who had run into Steve Schmidt’s office at the McIlvain Rec Center on Penn Street.
There’s less marijuana in Frankford. More than 38 pounds less.