Farm to City’s Ben Bergman led the effort to bring a weekly farmers market to Parkwood. Photo/Steven Mitchell
With the finishing touches being put together, the Parkwood Farmers Market is scheduled to open Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church parking lot located at 3024 Byberry Rd.
Farm to City, which will manage the market, conducted a server to help determine the location of the next one. The effort was led by Farm to City worker and Parkwood resident Ben Bergman, who wrote the grant proposal, attended neighborhood meetings and created a blog and Facebook page to get residents on board. continue reading »
Since they were installed in 2005, the red-light cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard at Red Lion Road and Grant Avenue have resulted in a decrease in the number of traffic violations at those intersections, according to a new campaign video released by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
The video explains the state’s red-light camera program, walks viewers through the violation process and focuses on a handful of intersections the PPA says have been made safer thanks to the cameras. continue reading »
Capt. Joseph Zaffino of the 7th District has issued an alert to those who use public storage units to take caution, as units in the district have been burglarized.
Centers in Bustleton and Somerton were targeted over the weekend. continue reading »
The Somerton Civic Association has approved the use of 725 Byberry Rd. for the Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry. Image/Jack Bienenfeld
Update, Feb. 14, 2013: Per the Somerton Civic Association zoning officer, Seth Kaplan, the Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved this application.
Tensions were high before Tuesday night’s Somerton Civic Association meeting started, but members ultimately gave the OK to let Rabbi Sholom Goldshmid use the house at 725 Byberry Rd. for his congregation.
Better known to some in the neighborhood as the “big green house,” the property is under an agreement of sale to become the new house of worship for the Lubavitch Center for Russian Jewry, described by Jack Bienenfeld as and orthodox community. Bienenfeld, a self-described property manager, engineer and developer, made the zoning presentation to the SCA on the congregation’s behalf. continue reading »
In less than 24 hours, a business was damaged and two people were killed in separate accidents along two very different parts of Bustleton Avenue.
Charges were filed Wednesday against 33-year-old Mayfair resident Robert Bregenzer. His bail is set at $500,000 and he’s due in court in two weeks for DUI, homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, simple assault and reckless endangerment of another person charges [updated Nov. 14, 3 p.m.]. continue reading »
First announced in June 2011 and installed this past July, three red-light cameras in the Far Northeast will be activated at the end of this week.
The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and Grant Avenue, and Woodhaven and Knights roads will go on at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 19 – Thursday night into Friday. continue reading »
Red-light cameras will soon be activated at three Far Northeast intersections. Image/Google Maps
Drivers in the Far Northeast should take heed – red-light cameras have been installed in three more intersections, and will soon be operating.
The city’s red-light camera program has been reauthorized through 2012, and with that comes more cameras.
Knights Road and Woodhaven Road, Grant Avenue and Academy Road and Byberry Road and Bustleton Avenue are now equipped with cameras, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. continue reading »
Legislation proposes red-light cameras for Woodhaven and Knights roads and Bybyerry and Woodhaven roads.
AAA-Mid Atlantic today announced its support for legislation that would bring two additional red-light cameras to the Far Northeast.
Two city bills sponsored by 10th District Councilman Brian O’Neill would add cameras to Worthington Road and Byberry Road, and Woodhaven Road and Knights Road.
“AAA Mid-Atlantic supports red light camera locations based on crash data, which is the case for these two intersections,” says a release from the agency. ” continue reading »
The Far Northeast will get two additional red light cameras. That was one of the bigger announcements at last week’s Somerton Civic Association.
Councilman Brian O’Neill said two busy intersections — Grant Avenue and Academy Road and Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road — will be among the many Northeast corners to have red light cameras.
Zoning and crime updates took precedence during the second half of the meeting. Those details are below. continue reading »
The police department’s Special Victims Unit is investigating an early morning assault that happened Tuesday in Somerton.
A crime bulletin released by authorities says a female resident of an apartment building at 450 Byberry Road was approached by a man around 4:15 a.m. inside her home. continue reading »