Department of Streets official talks traffic patterns

A district traffic engineer said the city’s streets department tries to synchronize traffic lights so that motorists driving the speed limit will make green lights. It’s called “progression.”

Nicholas Cinciruk, a district traffic engineer for the city Department of Streets, addressed last week’s meeting of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association.

Cinciruk said the streets department tries to synchronize traffic lights so that motorists driving the speed limit will make green lights. It’s called “progression.”

As an example, he said he had to stop at only two red lights as he drove on Bustleton Avenue south from Welsh Road to the civic meeting.

Cinciruk welcomes people to contact him with any suggestions related to streets and traffic. Call 215–685–1201 or email nicholas.cinciruk@phila.gov

In other news from the Sept. 17 meeting:

• Mark Mroz, community relations office in the 2nd Police District, provided updates on crime. He also clarified his remarks from the August meeting. The number of thefts from residents of Gloria Dei Estates was 16, not 60. An employee was arrested after an investigation by 2nd Police District victims assistance officer Danielle Walsh. Since then, Gloria Dei has taken steps to enhance the security with video and at its entrance.

• Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St., will offer a ballet and jazz program, beginning Oct. 2. Classes are for kids ages 4–12. There is a $5 registration fee. The monthly charge is $25. Call 215–685–1242.

• Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. (at Oakland Street), will hold a job fair on Friday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Employers will be recruiting for customer service, sales, education, law enforcement, information technology, production, retail, driving and warehouse.

Meanwhile, Northeast Regional will host a workshop on business startup basics on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The workshop will be led by Rob Goza, lead economic development specialist for the federal Small Business Administration.

• Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a Meet the Candidates Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. The public is invited.

• The Community Council for Northeast Neighborhood Libraries welcomes Friends groups and community members to a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. at Lawncrest Library, 6098 Rising Sun Ave. Participants will build an advocacy plan to address the loss of Saturday library hours and closures due to understaffing and building maintenance issues. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Gaspar Santos at 267–334–5646 or santosg@freelibrary.org

• Take Back Your Neighborhood is looking for someone to donate a microphone, which can be dropped off at Max Myers Playground.

• Take Back Your Neighborhood will meet again on Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Max Myers. ••