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Police and L&I officials are investigating a car crash that compromised a Frankford building.
A car crashed into a home on the 1700-block of Meadow Street last night, causing significant damage, and forcing residents to evacuate. There is no word yet on how the accident happened. L&I will need to determine if the house is in danger of collapsing.
Mock-ups for the proposed duplexes at 2976-80 Welsh Rd.
“I will carry that message back,” is the answer most Holme Circle residents heard Wednesday night as they voiced concerns over the future of the Stokes house.
The house — a notable farmhouse among a sea of twins at 2976-80 Welsh Rd. — faces a questionable future as the owners, the Stokes family, prepare to move on.
Though the house dates back to the 19th Century, the Stokes family has owned the house for the last 70 years. But with the family spreading out and the cost of upkeep increasing, Samuel “Buzz” Stokes has plans to sell. And Holme Circle residents have plans to protect their neighborhood. continue reading »
The backyard of Frankford resident Majorie Rivera's neighbors, where she says she's seen drug deals take place.
It was early afternoon on Feb. 28, 2009 when Frankford resident Marjorie Rivera got an unexpected scene. She was getting ready to celebrate her wedding anniversary with her husband when they noticed a moving van outside of their two-story home. That chilly February day would be the first time Rivera would learn that the house next door was being turned into a recovery home for men.
As a mother of two daughters and aunt of many nieces, Rivera panicked as the thought of living right next to a recovery home settled into her brain.
“I’m thinking, ‘Oh wow, I got problems. These are all men. Recovery home? Well that’s for drugs. And don’t courts usually send people to them? What if these guys did something?’ I don’t want that next door to me,” she said. continue reading »
Incumbent Democratic candidate for city controller addresses the Parkwod Civic Association.
Parkwood Civic Association President Mike Hatala got right down to business at last night’s meeting, leading with the Pledge of Allegiance, then calling up the group’s guest: incumbent Democratic city controller candidate Alan Butkovitz.
Butkovitz will face off against Republican candidate Al Schmidt in the Nov. 3 election. The Democrat first addressed what he said have been the three focal points of his past year as city controller:
- spending time looking at failures in service
- emphasizing money and viability as an important role in the city’s collection of funds
- being an independent voice in analyzing Mayor Nutter’s budget and financial plans
Continue reading for a recap of the rest of meeting, more from Butkovitz and a numerical break down of the city’s finances. continue reading »