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City hiring at job fairs, website

Pete McPhillips, a Lawncrest resident and hiring services manager for the city’s human resources department, spoke at last week’s Lawncrest Community Association meeting about upcoming hiring fairs in North Philadelphia and Nicetown-Tioga.

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McPhillips encouraged people interested in working for the city who are unable to attend those job fairs to visit phila.gov/jobs.

New jobs are posted every other Monday.

Police Chief Inspector Michael McCarrick recommended having a job fair in the Northeast.

In other news from the Sept. 21 meeting:

• Chief Inspector Michael McCarrick, now commander of north regional operations, commanded the 2nd Police District from 2005 to 2012.

McCarrick was joined by Capt. Marc Metellus, the current commander of the 2nd, and longtime 2nd district community relations officer Mark Mroz, who was celebrating his 56th birthday.

• A moment of silence was observed in memory of longtime neighborhood residents Thomas Rakus and Marge Simon, who was a former LCA vice president.

• State Rep. Anthony Bellmon told the crowd the House is finally going back in session after being adjourned since early July. The House will finally finish the budget and will consider a bill to move up the April 23, 2024 primary, due to Passover. The Senate passed a bill to move the primary to March 19. Bellmon plans a bill that would track gun sales electronically.

• The city Office of Complete Streets, which attended the LCA’s May meeting to discuss traffic-safety improvements, has backed off a plan to eliminate the right turn lane onto Levick Street from busy northbound Tabor Avenue.

The proposed new Tabor Avenue will feature a painted buffer lane, flexible delineator posts, two bicycle lanes on the east side of the street, two lanes of travel and two lanes for parking.

• A community cleanup will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon, on the 5600 block of Newtown Ave. (Snake Road).

• City Councilman Anthony Phillips, state Sen. Tina Tartaglione and Rep. Anthony Bellmon are sponsoring an outside block meeting on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the 1300 block of Unruh Ave. Bring a chair.

• Sen. Tina Tartaglione will hold three senior expos on upcoming Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served. The schedule is Oct. 6 at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St.; Oct. 13 at Mayfair Community Center, 2990 St. Vincent St.; and Oct. 20 at Juniata Boys and Girls Club, 1001 E. Cayuga St.

• Northeast Services Hub, 6434 Castor Ave., will host a homebuyer fair on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speak with Realtors and lenders, and learn about mortgage eligibility and how to access homebuyer grants.

• Lawncrest Community Association will meet on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at St. William’s Monsignor James E. Mortimer Memorial Hall, Argyle and Robbins streets. ••

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