Flying Kite Media will set up shop at this never-opened education center under the El in Frankford. Image/Google Maps
Flying Kite Media held an advisory meeting Friday morning at the Frankford CDC office on Griscom Street to gather input from neighborhood stakeholders about possible opportunities to report on under-covered stories about Frankford. continue reading »
It was a packed house (about 70 in attendance) at the Northwood Civic Association meeting on Tuesday night, when the members voted unanimously to take legal action against the owner of 949 Foulkrod St. for violation of the deed restriction against multi family residences. The board is seeking donations to the legal fund to finance the law suit.
Read the rest of this report from the Frankford Gazette.
Community leaders in Frankford are trying to prevent a drug rehab house from operating at 4834 Penn St. Image/Google Maps
A petition is circulating in Frankford and online to prevent a drug rehab facility from opening at 4834 Penn St.
“No community input was asked for and no civic association was notified,” Frankford Gazette Editor Bob Smiley wrote in an email, asking interested parties to sign the petition. He’s looking to get 100 signatures to send to the Zoning Board of Adjustment requesting that its members stop the applicant from going forward. continue reading »
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Three people were injured Wednesday morning in a Morrell Park fire. It took firefighters 20 minutes to extinguish the blaze on the 3200-block of Cromwell Road, and three residents – including a toddler – were taken to Aria Health-Torresdale for smoke inhalation [CBS3].
The Frankford Gazette has published another print edition. The March 2012 edition is out now and also available in PDF form [Frankford Gazette].
A $7,500 reward has been offered for the suspects wanted in the recent Mayfair tire slashings. The Fraternal Order of Police has offered $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and $2,500 for and arrest and conviction [Philadelphia Police Department].
Mayor Michael Nutter helps cut the ribbon at the new Frankford Computer Center. Photo/Michelle Alton
With partners PhillyRising and Temple University, Frankford got a computer lab Friday.
The Frankford Community Development Corporation celebrated the grand opening with Mayor Michael Nutter, City Managing Director Rich Negrin and Manny Citron, PhillyRising’s Northeast coordinator. The CDC has been working with PhillyRising on several community improvement projects since the city brought the program to the neighborhood a year ago. continue reading »
Denby's Sweet Sensations hosted the most recent FrankfordRising meeting.
Frankford residents and business owners met last week to continue their FrankfordRising agenda.
Twenty-five people arrived at Denby’s Sweet Sensations to discuss after school activities, infrastructure, community health, vacant lots and green space, and economic development. The Frankford Gazette has notes from the meeting. continue reading »
The small grocery store at Frankford Avenue and Unity Street in Frankford has plans to sell beer and incorporate seating. But before the store makes those changes, the owners are getting community reaction.
The Frankford Gazette reports the store owners were at Thursday’s Frankford Civic Association meeting to float the idea of improving the small strip of stores adding seating and selling take-out beer. No formal steps have been taken with the Zoning Board.
Last week brought a major milestone to the Frankford Gazette.
Until now, the neighborhood publication has been online-only, like NEast Philly. But last week, the Gazette hit the streets of Frankford in print form.
As part of the PhillyRising effort in Frankford to bring the police, city departments and neighborhood organizations together, the Gazette is printing to keep neighbors without computer access informed. continue reading »
Earlier this year, we announced NEast Philly would take on an investigative project through a J-Lab Enterprise Reporting Fund grant and our partnership with Philadelphia Neighborhoods.
We’ve been publishing pieces of that project throughout the year, and yesterday’s article about community building post in Mayfair capped our series. With more than 10 articles, several videos and a handful of interactive pieces under our belt, NEast Philly marks the unofficial end of the grant assignment. continue reading »
Raymond Grant of Philadelphia Cares brings supplies to help clean Wilmot Park. Photo courtesy of the Frankford Gazette.
Saturday was community cleanup day in Frankford, and the Frankford Gazette checked out three cleanup locations for the event.
Residents were hard at work cleaning up the former Smedley School, Wilmot Park and the 4900-block of Penn Street, all of which you can get a glimpse of on the Gazette’s site.