The controversial Healing Way methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street seems ready to open, following last week’s issuance of a state health department license to operate.
The Holmesburg Civic Association plans to continue to fight the proposed opening of a methadone clinic at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street.
The Holmesburg Civic Association and some State Road businesses have entered into an agreement with NorthEast Treatment Centers that will allow for a methadone clinic to open in the neighborhood. The agreement follows a recent court victory by NET, which plans to open a clinic at 7520 and 7550 State Road.
Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Green-Ceisler is expected to rule soon in an appeal of a Zoning Board of Adjustment decision permitting a methadone clinic along State Road in Holmesburg.
A crowd of around 300 was at Abraham Lincoln High School on July 16 to protest proposed methadone clinic.
Attorney Frank Bennett has promised to keep the battle going to prevent a proposed methadone clinic from opening at 7520 State Road.
Back in February 2009, some 1,500 people turned out at Anne Frank Elementary School in Bustleton to oppose a planned methadone clinic at Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.
The Holmesburg Civic Association last spring overwhelmingly approved a bid by Liberty Bell Bicycles for an addition to be used for repairs, rentals or more showroom space.
Members of the Holmesburg Civic Association last week overwhelmingly voted to oppose a proposed methadone clinic at 7520 State Road.