3 hours ago

Maria Quiñones-Sánchez for Congress?

Holly Otterbein, Staff Writer at philly.com speculates on the possibility that the redistricting that was ordered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, if it becomes a reality, opens the possibility that some new folks may try to unseat the incumbents in 2 Congressional districts.  Since there is little competition from the Republican party, it would be interesting to see some among the Democrats.

    Maria Quiñones-Sánchez for Congress?
    Holly Otterbein, Staff Writer at philly.com speculates on the possibility that the redistricting that was ordered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, if it becomes a reality, opens the possibility that some new folks may try to unseat the incumbents in 2 Congressional districts.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

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Film Screening: Crooklyn Saturday, March 10, ...

Film Screening: Crooklyn Saturday, March 10, 1:00 P.M. Spike Lee’s semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband, and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973. (Rated PG-13)


16 hours ago

Preschool Storytime Mondays at 10:30 A.M. St...

Preschool Storytime Mondays at 10:30 A.M. Stop in for stories and an activity. Stories are for 2-5 year olds and their caregivers. Daycare and preschool groups should contact the children’s librarian for individual appointments.

    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia
    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 439 likes · 6 talking about this · 408 were here. A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. -...
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19 hours ago

Vision Zero Memorial for Feltonville Crash Victim

Friday’s Vision Zero memorial was the second held this year. The first occurred at Roosevelt Boulevard and Large Street in Northeast Philadelphia. The latest one, while not literally on the Boulevard, was close enough.

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On Friday, members of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia held a memorial for the still unidentified victim of a traffic crash on the 4700 block of Whitaker Avenue in the Feltonville section of North Philadelphia.

    Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia
    On Friday, members of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia held a memorial for the still unidentified victim of a traffic crash on the 4700 block of Whitaker Avenue in the Feltonville section of North Philadelphia. The crash occurred on February 17 while the victim, a male in his 30s, was exiting his motor vehicle ...
    http://bicyclecoalition.org

23 hours ago

Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphi...

    Deadline today for Philadelphia pre-k enrollment
    Friday is the last day for families to enroll their children in school-based, full day, free pre-kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. The School District of Philadelphia will offer extended hours at its Education Center Today until 6 p.m. to help families complete applications.
    http://6abc.com

24 hours ago

Looking for a job? Impact Services is hosting...

Looking for a job? Impact Services is hosting a hiring fair on March 13! To register, call 215-739-1600.


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In the news... http://www.philly.com/philly/b...

In the news... http://www.philly.com/philly/business/real_estate/frankford-philadelphia-penn-fruit-supermarket-landmark-septa-20180222.html

    Transit-rich and ripe for revival, Frankford struggles to make space for Penn Fruit landmark - Philly
    The empty, barrel-shaped building at the northern end of the Market-Frankford Line looks like an aircraft hangar long past its useful life. "Art is in the eye of the beholder," said City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sanchez, who represents the community. "I'm not necessarily the best one, but that is ugly."
    http://www.philly.com

40 hours ago

Transit-rich and ripe for revival, Frankford struggles to make space for Penn Fruit landmark – Philly

Philly.com turns the spotlight on Frankford today and aims it at the old Holiday Thriftway at Pratt and Frankford.  It is a landmark and yet it is still vacant 2 years after Thriftway closed.

    Transit-rich and ripe for revival, Frankford struggles to make space for Penn Fruit landmark - Philly
    Philly.com turns the spotlight on Frankford today and aims it at the old Holiday Thriftway at Pratt and Frankford. It is a landmark and yet it is still vacant 2 years after Thriftway closed. It sounds like either nobody wants to use it or more likely, Rite Aid, the owner of the property, has no incentive to cooperate in turning it over to a new owner.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

45 hours ago

Changes are in the works for Roosevelt blvd. ...

Changes are in the works for Roosevelt blvd. Attend one or all three of these meetings to learn more about the proposed changes, and to voice your approval or concerns. Please mark your calendars for upcoming Roosevelt Boulevard open houses! Over the past year, we heard your concerns about traveling on Roosevelt Boulevard. Join the discussion to shape the future of travel in Northeast Philadelphia. Each public open house will start with a short presentation at 6:15, and will be repeated at 7:15PM. Participants will be invited to visit individual stations to learn more about potential improvements and provide feedback. Light refreshments will be available at each forum. OPEN HOUSE #1, Thursday, February 22, 6:00 - 8:00PM Prince Hall Grand Lodge, 4301 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA Review potential improvements on the Boulevard between Broad Street and Godfrey Avenue. Served by SEPTA routes R, 1, 16, 53 & BSL. In-person Chinese and Spanish interpretation available during the open house. OPEN HOUSE #2, Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 - 8:00PM Regal Ballroom, 5411 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Review potential improvements on the Boulevard between Godfrey Avenue and Pennypack Park. Served by SEPTA bus routes R, 1, 8, 19, 24, 59 & 67. In-person Spanish and Chinese interpretation available during the open house. OPEN HOUSE #3, Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 - 8:00PM Radisson Hotel, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA Review potential improvements on the Boulevard between Pennypack Park and Rockhill Drive in Bensalem Township. Served by SEPTA bus routes 1, 14, and Boulevard Direct. In-person Spanish and Russian interpretation available during the open house. About the Roosevelt Boulevard "Route for Change" Program The Roosevelt Boulevard "Route for Change" Program is a three-year planning effort, generously funded by a USDOT TIGER planning grant, and financially matched by PennDOT, the City of Philadelphia, and SEPTA. For more information about the Roosevelt Boulevard "Route for Change" Program, please visit: www.RooseveltBlvd.com For questions or comments, please contact: Roosevelt Boulevard Route for Change Program | RooseveltBlvd@phila.gov Changes are in the works for Roosevelt blvd. Attend the meetings to lern more and to voice your concerns.

2 days ago

P.G.I. Frankford – Great People Doing Great Things.

P.G.I. has been around for many years, known as Party Girls Inc. in the Frankford area and was most active in the 1990’s. They have always projected a positive vibe at all their functions and events.

    P.G.I. Frankford - Great People Doing Great Things.
    P.G.I. has been around for many years, known as Party Girls Inc. in the Frankford area and was most active in the 1990's. They have always projected a positive vibe at all their functions and events. There are about a dozen members now and the group is accepting new applications for membership.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

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Frankford Memories from 2001

The video below was produced back in 2001 when there was a great deal of very positive activity on Frankford Avenue.   The five people who were interviewed for their recollections of Frankford give first person accounts of things we can now only read about.  It is only about 20 minutes long but well worth seeing again. Thanks to Joe Menkevich for digging up the old VHS tape.

    Frankford Memories from 2001
    The video below was produced back in 2001 when there was a great deal of very positive activity on Frankford Avenue. The five people who were interviewed for their recollections of Frankford give first person accounts of things we can now only read about. It is only about 20 minutes long but well worth seeing again.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

2 days ago

In the wake of the tragic school shooting in ...

In the wake of the tragic school shooting in Florida last week, here is an excellent link on talking to our children about violence. https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/talking-to-children-about-violence-tips-for-parents-and-teachers?mc_cid=8d2de1f1e0&mc_eid=93ced7bb74

    Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
    High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react.
    https://www.nasponline.org

3 days ago

Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphi...

    Free Library of Philadelphia - Richmond Branch
    Save the date!! We're hosting a brief presentation on Lead Poisoning Prevention at the Richmond Library - two date options! Wednesday, February 21 at 5:30p ***you can come early for this and be out...
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3 days ago

#Repost @mariaqsanchez with @get_repost ・・・ J...

#Repost @mariaqsanchez with @get_repost ・・・ Join us for our upcoming Conversation with the Councilwoman Series as we wrap up February and head into March! We encourage you to RSVP however walk-ins are also welcome!

    Frankford CDC
    Repost @mariaqsanchez with @get_repost ・・・ Join us for our upcoming Conversation with the Councilwoman Series as we wrap up February and head into March! We encourage you to RSVP however walk-ins...
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4 days ago

The Free Library is closed today for Presiden...

The Free Library is closed today for President's Day but our website is always open! Visit www.freelibrary.org for a wide variety of streaming and downloadable media including ebooks, movies and music, magazines, and podcasts from our Author Events series.

    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Website for the Free Library of Philadelphia, its programs, resources, and services. One of the largest public library systems in the world, FLP has established its Internet presence to enhance and extend its services to the citizens of Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, and beyond.
    http://www.freelibrary.org

5 days ago

Veterans of the Month for February 2018

100 years ago, the United States was at war.  It became official on April 6th of 1917 and in June of that year, young men all over America and Frankford, began registering for the draft.  The war in Europe had been going on since 1914 and was at a stalemate.  It would take the entry of the United States to bring it to an end.

    Veterans of the Month for February 2018
    100 years ago, the United States was at war. It became official on April 6th of 1917 and in June of that year, young men all over America and Frankford, began registering for the draft. The war in Europe had been going on since 1914 and was at a stalemate.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

6 days ago

The Free Library is closed Monday, February 1...

The Free Library is closed Monday, February 19 for President's Day.

    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia
    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 439 likes · 6 talking about this · 408 were here. A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. -...
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6 days ago

Price of Children’s Lives

NEAR AND FAR

    Price of Children's Lives
    We must ride the tide for Humanity, dig deep for sanity. No longer can we not face reality, when the nature of life is not a fantasy. When children are dying in buildings that they call sanctuaries. Politicians should hear the call of parent's near and far.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

Feb 17

Annual Spring Tea

Catholic Daughters of the Americas – Court of St. Francis DeSales #2617

    Annual Spring Tea
    Join us for an afternoon of fellowship. Fresh made scones with jam, lemon curd and sweet cream, assorted finger sandwiches, assorted mini desserts. Hot tea, regular or decaf and flavored teas. Share the Wealth drawing and Tambola table. Tickets available in advance only until April 5th. Call Mary Moretz 215-850-1975.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

Feb 17

Feb 16

Film Screening: Crooklyn Saturday, March 10, ...

Film Screening: Crooklyn Saturday, March 10, 1:00 P.M. Spike Lee’s semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband, and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973. (Rated PG-13)

    Lawncrest Branch - Free Library of Philadelphia
    Film Screening: Crooklyn Saturday, March 10, 1:00 P.M. Spike Lee's semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz-musician husband, and their five kids living in Brooklyn in...
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