Cop, councilman address Burholme Civic

The monthly meeting gave updates on the Northeast area, including Parks on Tap Traveling Beer Garden.

Al Taubenberger

Members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association last week heard from City Councilman Al Taubenberger and 2nd Police District Lt. Ron Janka.

There was a business spotlight on Holiday Market, 7938 Dungan Road, which will be reopening on Sept. 29.

Representatives of City Councilmen Brian O’Neill and David Oh and state Rep. Jared Solomon were also in attendance.

Solomon has several upcoming events.

The lawmaker will hold a town hall meeting on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at Max Myers Recreation Center, 1601 Hellerman St.

On Oct. 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., he will hold a public safety and criminal justice summit at St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, 1009 Unruh Ave. Attendees will include Police Commissioner Richard Ross and John Wetzel, secretary of the state Department of Corrections.

Solomon will co-host an appearance by the Pennsylvania Ballet on Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at Northeast High School. Admission is free.

In other neighborhood news, the Parks on Tap Traveling Beer Garden will be at Burholme Park, Cottman and Central avenues, from Wednesday through Sunday, Sept. 20–24.

The event is sponsored by the city Department of Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and will feature fresh food, beer on tap, wine, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages in an outdoor environment.

Organizers promise comfortable chairs and hammocks and clean restrooms.

Hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 1 to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.

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The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association will meet again on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. at Wesley Enhanced Living, 7040 Oxford Ave. ••