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GBCL will continue the fight

The Greater Bustleton Civic League last week voted unanimously to approve a new directors and officers insurance policy.

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The previous policy was not renewed by the insurer after the GBCL was sued by Relteva, which owns the property at 1 Red Lion Road, the proposed future home of a UPS sorting facility.

GBCL is appealing the granting of building and zoning permits to Commonwealth Court, with a hearing expected next year.

Opponents cite traffic as the main reason they don’t want the facility built.

The group used to pay $450 a year for directors and officers insurance. Jack O’Hara, president of GBCL, was able to find a new policy after being rejected by many insurers, allowing the group to continue to operate. The new policy costs $5,584 a year, with a $10,000 deductible.

The GBCL has $24,273.60 in its account.

In other news from the June 27 meeting:

• Gary Masino, Democratic candidate in the 10th Councilmanic District, addressed the crowd. One man criticized O’Hara for allowing Masino to speak at a special meeting that was billed as centering solely on the attempt to find directors and officers insurance. O’Hara said he invited O’Neill and told him Masino would be appearing. Masino and O’Neill aide Madonna Duffy got into a brief disagreement on O’Neill’s whereabouts. Duffy said O’Neill was at a meeting at Calvary Athletic Association regarding a zoning matter on Abby Road.

Masino said he is married with five kids. He’s been business manager of Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 for 15 years. He said he used to be friends with O’Neill but became frustrated because he hasn’t heard back from the councilman after more recent outreach. Masino said he believes taxes are too high and that the city needs more police officers, saying the FOP told him the city needs 2,000 more cops.

• The sixth annual Holly Colwell Save 2nd Base Wiffle Ball Tournament, a breast cancer fundraiser, will take place on Saturday, July 22, at 9 a.m., at Hayes Playground (Bustleton Bengals fields), 9945 President St. Thirty-five teams have signed up. The winning team will designate $500 to its charity of choice. There will be raffle baskets, a 50/50, games and food and drink available to purchase. Volunteer umpires are needed and will receive a T-shirt. Contact Nick Tarducci at 215-964-1944 or nicholastarducci@yahoo.com or Chris Tarducci at 215-906-8179 or myforboys@comcast.net.

• The 2nd and 7th police districts will hold a leisurely community bike ride on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 5 p.m. at Fox Chase Elementary School, 500 Rhawn St. Riders will be entered into a drawing for a new bike.

• The 7th Police District, 1701 Bowler St., will host a Family FunDay on Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, music, information tables, giveaways and appearances by police and fire vehicles.

• Bianca Gillis has replaced Luke Hostetter as principal at Baldi Middle School.

• Greater Bustleton Civic League will meet again on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. at American Heritage Credit Union, 2060 Red Lion Road. ••

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