The following is an op-ed submitted by Pa. Sen. Mike Stack, D-5th.
Those who speed excessively are a danger to us all.
We’ve seen the catastrophic effects all too often in Philadelphia. Drive up and down Roosevelt Boulevard, which cuts straight through my senatorial district, and roadside memorials mark fatal accidents and serve as stark reminders of what can happen.
The most recent accident occurred in mid-July, when a mother and her three children were killed while trying to cross U.S. Route 1. Earlier this week, a pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a car on Roosevelt Boulevard in Oxford Circle.
Over the years, a great deal has been done to enhance safety along this busy stretch of highway, which used to be known as the “kill zone.” Red-light cameras, for example, have helped to prevent dangerous right-angle collisions and reduce the number of red-light running violations continues to decline.
But there’s still more we can do, as these most recent accidents prove. continue reading »
Whitman Plaza. Image/Google Maps
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has charged a 24-year-old Olney woman with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment of another person after the woman’s 1-year-old daughter was found alone in a car Monday. continue reading »
Sedina Miles works on Ashley Eibells’ hair at Empire’s Northeast campus. Photo/Steven Mitchell
Northeast Philadelphia already features two well-known academies with Jean Madeline Aveda Institute located at 7248 Frankford Ave. and Empire Beauty School at 4026 Woodhaven Rd.
But in the next few weeks, there will be a new academy ready to compete at 9902 E. Roosevelt Blvd., called Toni&Guy Hairdressing Academy. 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 »
Speed display signs in the northbound lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Oxford Circle. NewsWorks Photo/Tom MacDonald
Some new signs on the Roosevelt Boulevard are designed to stop the need for speed.
PennDOT has put up speed display signs at three overpasses on the Roosevelt Boulevard, said spokesman Gene Blaum, so drivers will see their speed and slow down. continue reading »
Seriously, NBC, there is an entire creek designating the Northeast Philly boundary; how hard can this be?
“School bus vs. SEPTA bus in NE Philly,” read the headline on the evening of Jan. 3. There were no other details, just that there had been a crash “along Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia.” continue reading »
Bustleton will soon have a non-emergency health care center.
Temple University Health System has announced plans to open TempleReadyCare at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., next to Chickie’s & Pete’s. continue reading »
Fines are now in effect for violators caught on the three Far Northeast red-light cameras that were activated in October.
The cameras at Bustleton Avenue and Byberry Road, Academy Road and Grant Avenue, and Woodhaven and Knights roads went on at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 19, and the grace period ended at the start of Wednesday. continue reading »
What in the world?
Two strange things happened Nov. 16. First, a man opened fire on three women in a car on Roosevelt Boulevard near Harbison Ave. Luckily no one was hurt.
The second strange thing happened hours later inside the Philly.com building. The breaking news desk reported the shooting took place at the “Roosevelt Boulevard and Harbison Avenue intersection, which is next to Lincoln Highway.” continue reading »
Pa. Sen. Mike Stack (left) and Rep. Brendan Boyle at the Benjamin Rush State Park improvement project groundbreaking. Photo/Office of Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Brendan Boyle
Pa. Sen. Mike Stack and Rep. Brendan Boyle joined the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Monday to break ground on the much-anticipated improvement project at Benjamin Rush State Park, the city’s only state park.
Renovation plans include a new entrance drive and sign on Southampton Road; new parking spaces for the gardens, the model airplane field, and walkers and bikers; a bicycle and pedestrian trail; hose ribs for the gardeners; a water and sewer system; and a comfort station. continue reading »