Lynne Abraham presented herself as a proven leader, independent of special interest influence, who will bridge the “disconnect” between Philadelphia’s centralized administration and the city’s outlying neighborhoods.
The Mayfair Civic Association recently presented awards to the three winning families in the annual Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest. Sixty neighborhood homeowners entered the contest. A panel of community leaders and businesspeople, including representatives from the Northeast Times, judged each decorated home on a scale of one to 12, representing the 12 days of Christmas.
A residential garage at Bustleton Avenue and McKinley Street could soon be converted into a commercial kitchen after the Mayfair Civic Association on Nov. 17 voted not to oppose the owner’s zoning appeal.
The new Wissinoming Civic Association won’t be a one-person operation. During the civic group’s third monthly meeting on Oct. 28, residents volunteered to lead nine different projects for the organization, ranging from community outreach efforts to internal management.
The Mayfair Civic Association last week selected three houses as the winners of its second annual Halloween decoration contest. The winning homes are located on the 3200 block of Friendship St., the 3300 block of Glenview St. and the 2800 block of Fanshawe St. A panel of judges scored the 36 houses that were nominated for the contest.
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as well as the end of summer break for many Northeast Philadelphia civic associations that will resume their monthly public meetings in September. The Northeast Times will strive to report on as many of these meetings as possible. But residents are also welcome to attend these sessions to find out what’s happening in their neighborhoods.
Residents of Wissinoming have their very own civic association once again. About 40 neighborhood residents met the new leaders of the long-dormant community group last Wednesday night during an inaugural meeting at Lower Mayfair Playground.