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Levick Street bridge in Lawncrest closed

Bryan Havir, manager of Cheltenham Township, appeared at last week’s Lawncrest Community Association meeting to discuss the closing of a bridge that begins on the border between Levick Street and Montgomery County.

The bridge, in a state of collapsing, closed on Jan. 7 and will undergo a nine-month rehabilitation project.

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Motorists traveling west on Levick Street will have to turn at Newtown Avenue or other streets to avoid the construction.

In other news from the Jan. 15 meeting:

• Chase’s Hop Shop, 7235 Rising Sun Ave., was recognized as Business of the Month. Owner Frank Huynh, whose shop has been open for three years, accepted the certificate. Chase’s offers some 600 beers and food. It is open seven days a week.

• Sgt. Matthew Lowe, of the 2nd Police District, gave crime statistics for 2018. Homicides, aggravated assaults and commercial burglaries were up, while robberies, robberies with guns, aggravated assaults with firearms, violent crime, residential burglaries and thefts from autos are down.

Lowe told the crowd that he recently walked three blocks in the area of Rockwell Avenue in Fox Chase, pulling on car door handles. There were 12 unlocked cars in the three-block area.

Recent thefts from unlocked autos have included gift cards, tools, iPads and money.

“It’s literally plaguing the entire Northeast,” he said.

• Marian Sumner, of the Navy depot, said jobs are available at the facility. Anyone interested can go to usajobs.gov, type in “Philadelphia” and click “Open to the public.”

• The Lawncrest Recreation Center has reopened after the city eradicated a rat problem.

• A moment of silence was observed in memory of former neighborhood resident and Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate Kevin McGovern, who died Dec. 27.

• Among those attending the meeting was Archye Leacock, a community organizer who plans to challenge City Councilwoman Cherelle Parker in the Democratic primary.

• The Lawncrest 4th of July Committee will hold a bingo fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6401 Martins Mill Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. The cost is $20. There will be cash prizes, door prizes and food available for purpose. Guests can bring their own wine and beer. The event is for adults only, Call 215-287-7056.

• The Salvation Army Citadel, 5830 Rising Sun Ave., will host free Help Yourself to Health workshops on the following Thursdays: Jan. 24 and 31 and Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28. The workshops run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will receive a companion book and relaxation CD. To register, call 215-722-5447.

• The Lawncrest Library, 6098 Rising Sun Ave., will host a screening of the film O Brother, Where Art Thou on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m.

• NEO Soccer will have sign-ups for its spring intramural season through March 16. The seasons runs from April 6 to June 8, with games played Saturday afternoon at Jardel Recreation Center. The cost is $80. Go to neofc.net/reg

The NEO FC travel soccer teams are accepting tryouts from boys and girls born 2004 to 2011. Visit https://tinyurl.com/neofc-travel

• Lawncrest Community Association will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at St. William parish hall, Argyle and Robbins streets. ••

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