Holme Circle Civic wants more vaccines in NE

The Holme Circle Civic Association met last week on Zoom, discussing the pace of vaccines in the Northeast.

Member Elsie Stevens noted that many senior citizens don’t have computers to set up an appointment for a vaccine. She wants a walk-in vaccine site in the Northeast, perhaps at the Northeast Older Adult Center, at Bustleton and Solly avenues.

Members, tired of seeing the vaccines going to “underserved” communities, plan to send a letter to Dr. Thomas Farley, commissioner of the city Department of Public Health.

“We’re underserved in this case,” Stevens said.

Members remain hopeful that the slow pace of renovations at McArdle Playground will speed up. They’ve been told weather has delayed renovations, with a possible grand reopening in the late spring or early summer.

Torresdale Library, 3079 Holme Ave., remains open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Only two computers are available. Patrons can browse for books for 30 minutes, but the chairs have been removed. Staff are available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 215-685-0494.

Meanwhile, the civic association’s executive board appointed Tony Benson to fill a vacancy as treasurer. Membership approved the appointment. ••