Philadelphia Prisons Commissioner Lou Giorla
The Mayfair Civic Association met for the first time last night since its September meeting. Vice President Mike Williams led the meeting with board members Suzann St. Marie, Pete McDermot, Shawn Murphy and Donny Smith also in attendance.
Two of the highlighted speakers were Lou Giorla, prisons commissioner; and Ian Litwin of the Philadelphia Planning Commission. Below you can see video of both, who also spoke at last month’s Upper Holmesburg Civic Association meeting. continue reading »
With Pennypack Park’s summer concert series in full swing, Northeast native Mike LeCompt played week three last Wednesday. Check out our calendar for the upcoming shows.
Thanks to Mayfair resident Donny Smith for the photos. You can see them all in this slideshow.
Photo by Donny Smith
We received several dozen photos of the chaos at Frankford and Cottman Monday night in honor of the Flyers entrance into the Stanley Cup playoff. As promised, we’re not running any of the suggestive ones, but check out our slideshow to see the nearly 50 shots from the celebration. continue reading »
Hundreds of people packed Frankford Avenue May 15 for the May Fair. Photo by Donny Smith.
UPDATE (May 24, 1:40 p.m.) — New photos added to slideshow.
NEast Philly reader and proud Mayfair resident Donny Smith took some great photos at last weekend’s Fallen Heroes Run/May Fair/Community Day.
Hundreds of people came out, and more than $10,000 was raised for the Mayfair Memorial Playground and Hero Thrill Show. You can see all of Donny’s photos in this slideshow.
We know, we know — St. Patty’s Day was yesterday. But we figured, why not spread the fun out over a couple days?
NEast Philly reader and Mayfair resident Donny Smith sent us his photos from last weekend’s Shamrock Shuttle, and there are some good ones! See if you can spot you, your group or something stupid you saw someone doing.
Enjoy the slideshow, and send us your photos.
At the intersection of Cottman and Frankford avenues, high atop the street pole is a well-defined white police box that records daily activity.
Originally put up for safety reasons during the Phillies’ World Series before-and-after parties, the surveillance camera was used to aid the police in monitoring any suspicious or harmful conduct that the fans might have tried during the games.
To warn participants that they are being filmed, a constant, flashing blue strobe light pulses just above the white box.
Surprising news came to many Mayfair residents after the baseball season ended and they were told at their town watch meeting that the camera wasn’t coming down. This fact angered more than a few members. continue reading »