Wissinoming Civic holds first meeting of the year

The Wissinoming Civic Association decided not to oppose a shed and heard from U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle’s office.

The Wissinoming Civic Association met Tuesday, Feb. 26, for the first time since November. Residents discussed neighborhood issues and heard from representatives from the offices of local elected officials.

No meeting was held in December because of the holidays and January’s meeting was canceled due to weather, according to civic association vice president Robb Reichard.

The civic association decided not to oppose a zoning permit for the construction of a large shed in the backyard of a house at 5927 Hegerman St. No one at the meeting spoke out against the proposal.

Residents also discussed the neighborhood’s police presence after several civic members said they have recently noticed foot patrols at night on Torresdale Avenue.

James Kennedy from U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle’s office introduced himself to residents. Much of the neighborhood was part of the old 1st Congressional District, which was represented by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, who did not run for reelection this past November.

All of the Northeast is now in Boyle’s 2nd District, thanks to redistricting reforms commissioned by the state Supreme Court last year.

The Wissinoming Civic Association’s next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Grace City Church of Wissinoming, 6035 Walker St. ••