Holmesburg Civic Association president Rich Frizell last week paid tribute to Jim Ryan, a neighborhood activist who died late last month.
The cleanup crew from the Friends of Pennypack Park endured an intermittent rainstorm to round up 29 bags of litter from the park near Frankford and Solly avenues on July 26. Curiously enough for the 21 rain-soaked volunteers, they also found an abandoned rowboat.
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.