Leave the rats alone
This year’s election of Greater Bustleton Civic League executive officers pretty much will be a formality later in May.
East Torresdale residents offered an oft-maligned neighborhood restaurant and nightclub their support last week as they voted to allow the business to expand its footprint.
— Opinions differed about the hot-button issue of methadone clinics during a recent hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee.
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 Northwood Civic Association last week unanimously rejected a woman’s bid to open a hair salon at 5260 Castor Ave.
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.
Port Richmond’s former Nativity B.V.M. School has been vacant for more than three years, and has become a target of theft and vandalism. And while a community-championed plan to convert it to senior housing is tied up in court, neighbors wonder what will come next.
The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association has approved a local apartment building owner’s request for zoning exemptions for his property.