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 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.
The Northwood Civic Association last week unanimously rejected a woman’s bid to open a hair salon at 5260 Castor Ave.
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.