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Right NEast/Wrong NEast: Once in Mayfair, always in Mayfair 1

Remember when someone (or someones) started slashing tires in Mayfair and all the TV news stations dug out their GPS devices and rushed to the Northeast? Of course you do. The slashing have slowed, but cars across the Northeast are still being vandalized.

As recently as April 1, tires were slashed on the 3500-block of Decatur Street. In Holmesburg. But the first slashing happened in Mayfair, and just because a crime pattern changes doesn’t mean the TV stations will react accordingly. continue reading »

NEast Links: Two car accidents and more tire slashings 0


NEast Links: Bringing you additional Northeast news

Two teenage boys were injured Friday night during a hit-and-run in Somerton. The 15-year-old was skateboarding on the 200-block of Tomlinson Road when the driver of a minivan struck him and fled [NBC10].

Several people were injured Saturday night in a car crash on the 5200-block of Torresdale Avenue. Police are still investigating the three-vehicle crash that sent five people to the hospital [Action News].

More vehicles in the Northeast have been vandalized. The tires on a car on the 3500-block of Decatur Street in Holmesburg were slashed Sunday evening [CBS3].

Photos: Rally against proposed Holmesburg methadone clinic 1


The Mayfair and Holmesburg civic associations, state and local politicians and neighbors gathered against yesterday to protest the methadone clinic proposed on the 7900-block of Frankford Avenue at Decatur Street.

Neighbors opposed the clinic Healing Way, Inc., wants to open based on the applicant’s apparent lack of qualifications to run such a facility, and the facility’s proximity to schools and other family centers. continue reading »

Holmesburg methadone clinic permits to be reviewed by Zoning Board of adjustment 0


An estimated 750 people attended a meeting at Lincoln High School to protest the methadone clinic proposed for the 7900-block of Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg.

A bus will depart Lincoln High School at noon tomorrow, carrying residents from Holmesburg, Mayfair and beyond to Center City, where a hotly contested methadone clinic will come under review at the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Councilwoman Joan Krajewski and others are expected to ask the city to remove the proposed clinic’s over-the-counter permit and prevent it from operating at Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street. continue reading »

Hundreds rally in opposition to Holmesburg methadone clinic 11


People lined up outside Guppies Childcare Center Tuesday to sign petitions and T-shirts in opposition of a methadone clinic on the 7900-block of Frankford Avenue.

As the sun beat down and the skies darkened to the north with the threat of rain Tuesday evening, Milt Martelack stood in the bed of a pickup truck, leading the crowd.

“Just say no to methadone,” the crowd cheered, speaking out against an addiction treatment clinic planned on the avenue by Healing Way, Inc.

Hundreds of people were chanting as cars whizzed up and down Frankford Avenue and police officers reminded those at the rally to stay out of the street. Residents and business owners of Holmesburg, Upper Holmesburg, Mayfair and beyond gathered to rally against the opening of a methadone clinic at 7908 Frankford Ave., across the street from schools and a daycare center.

“Can you imagine having to walk my 18-year-old son to the bus stop?” Sonia Latouche asked. Her son takes the 66 bus to school, waiting for it on the corner of Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street, where the clinic is set to open.

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Mayfair supports Holmesburg in nail salon zoning opposition 2

Point 'A' is 3601 Decatur St, where the Holmesburg and Mayfair civic associations have agreed to deny zoning for a nail salon.

Point 'A' is 3601 Decatur St, where the Holmesburg and Mayfair civic associations have agreed to deny zoning for a nail salon.

The Mayfair Civic Association announced this week its support for the Holmesburg Civic Association, which recently opposed a zoning variance for a new nail salon near Frankford Avenue. continue reading »

Police search for suspect in November Holmesburg murder 0


gunPolice are still searching for the person who murdered a Holmesburg man in mid-November. As of now, leads on the suspect are limited, and the victim’s family is without closure.

Kenneth Huckstep, 22, was shot five times in the stomach during his short walk home from band practice Nov. 15.  Huckstep left the home in the 7900-block of Craig Street in Holmesburg shorty before 2 a.m., for what his mother and stepfather said should have been a short walk home. continue reading »

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