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.
Local crime will be on the agenda of the Frankford Civic Association meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m., at Aria Health’s Frankford Campus, 4900 Frankford Ave., in the second-floor conference room.
The East Torresdale Civic Association will meet on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at Liberty Evangelical Free Church, Linden Avenue and Milnor Street, when the group plans to discuss proposed changes to its organizational constitution and by-laws.
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Somerton Civic Association will meet at Walker Lodge 306, 1290 Southampton Road, at 7 p.m. to discuss a residential zoning proposal and other local issues. A guest speaker may also be on the agenda.
Members of the Normandy Civic Association will also meet on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road. An agenda has not been announced.
Fox Chase residents are welcome to attend the bimonthly meeting of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association and Fox Chase Town Watch on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave., at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will have two segments. The Homeowners will discuss any new zoning cases and other property-related matters, while the Town Watch will address any public safety or quality-of-life problems in the neighborhood.
Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association will meet on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave. (at Lawndale Avenue). Guest speakers will be Amelia Dorminy of Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control and Sherry Williams of the School District of Philadelphia.
On Monday, Sept. 15, the Mayfair Civic Association will meet at the Mayfair Community Center, 2990 Saint Vincent St., at 7 p.m. The civic group has not announced its agenda.
Take Back Your Neighborhood will also meet on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St. Guest speakers will be Kati Sipp, director of Pennsylvania Working Families, and Lawrence Levin of The Bulldog Lawyers, who will discuss Pennsylvania workers’ compensation.
The Northwood Civic Association’s next session will start at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at St. James Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. Northwood members met in July and August.
Lawncrest Community Association will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at St. William parish hall, Argyle and Robbins streets. Melanie Huynh, a student at St. Cecilia Elementary School, will lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and The Star-Spangled Banner. Guest speakers will be Licenses and Inspection Commissioner Carlton Williams and Community Relations Officer Dianne Murphy of the 2nd Police District.
Greater Bustleton Civic League usually meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, but will instead meet on the third Wednesday, Sept. 17, at American Heritage Federal Credit Union’s Carriage House, 2068 Red Lion Road, at 7 p.m. Summer zoning cases will be discussed along with new businesses that have opened in the neighborhood.
Parkwood Civic Association will also meet on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Anselm’s Church hall, 12670 Dunks Ferry Road. Scheduled guest speakers will include representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association will hear a presentation about a new redevelopment proposal for the former Liddonfield public housing project on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave. The group will also talk about its upcoming 10th anniversary Oktoberfest celebration and upcoming officer elections.
On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Holme Circle Civic Association will gather at St. Jerome’s School, Stamford and Colfax streets, to talk about the sale of the former Infant Jesus Convent on Holme Avenue and its future use. The group will also discuss future renovations of McArdle Playground at Tolbut Street and Welsh Road. A representative from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office will give a presentation about scams and fraud.
The new Wissinoming Civic Association will meet for the second time ever on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at Wissinoming Park, 5801 Frankford Ave. The civic meeting will coincide with the 15th Police District’s PSA-2 meeting, so residents will have an opportunity to ask the local police lieutenant questions about public safety.
Millbrook Civic Association will also meet on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Calvary Athletic Association, 4330 Deerpath Lane. No meeting agenda has been announced. ••