9 hours ago

Frankford 2017 Year in Review

Overall it was a good year.  In some respects it was a great year.

    Frankford 2017 Year in Review
    Overall it was a good year. In some respects it was a great year. The Globe Dye Works over on Worth Street continues to attract new small businesses and it is one of the most successful examples of IRMX zoning (Industrial Residential Mixed use) in the city.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

15 hours ago

Ike and Kat Giving Back to the Village

It was hot soup on a cold Martin Luther King Day of Service as Ike and Kat Hardy went right to the people.  They set up shop early Monday morning at Frankford and Margaret and within a few hours had given out over 200 cups of soup.

    Ike and Kat Giving Back to the Village
    It was hot soup on a cold Martin Luther King Day of Service as Ike and Kat Hardy went right to the people. They set up shop early Monday morning at Frankford and Margaret and within a few hours ha...
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25 hours ago

MLK Day of Service in Frankford

The Ray of Hope project coordinated a clean up with 15 volunteers from Rosemont College on Monday, January 15th. Block captain, Lynda DeSouza and Frankford Watch, Elijah Myers worked with the volunteers on this brisk Martin Luther King Day of Service to clean the area around the Arrott Street terminal.

    MLK Day of Service in Frankford
    The Ray of Hope project coordinated a clean up with 15 volunteers from Rosemont College on Monday, January 15th. Block captain, Lynda DeSouza and Frankford Watch, Elijah Myers worked with the volunteers on this brisk Martin Luther King Day of Service to clean the area around the Arrott Street terminal.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

28 hours ago

“On the one hand we are called to play the Go...

“On the one hand we are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s roadside, but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho Road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey on life’s highway. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see than an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” - Martin Luther King Jr. #mlk #mlkday

    Frankford CDC
    "On the one hand we are called to play the Good Samaritan on life's roadside, but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho Road must be transformed so that...
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29 hours ago

Important Northwood Civic Meeting

Tuesday, January 16th, will be the next Northwood Civic Association meeting at Simpson Recreation Center, 1010 Arrott Street at 7:00 PM.

    Important Northwood Civic Meeting
    Tuesday, January 16th, will be the next Northwood Civic Association meeting at Simpson Recreation Center, 1010 Arrott Street at 7:00 PM. The owner of a property on Northwood Street, adjacent to the park, will be presenting and seeking neighbors support to convert a property to a multifamily tri-plex.
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37 hours ago

2 days ago

Happy MLK Day

WHEN WE LOOK UP

    Happy MLK Day
    WHEN WE LOOK UP Sometimes we're so busy we can't see the road, when we keep looking down at our shoes. When is the last time you looked up to the sky, to see the clouds as they pass by....
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2 days ago

Household Assistance Workshop

January 30 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Second Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street

    Household Assistance Workshop
    January 30 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Second Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street Sheriff Sales - Property taxes - Water revenue - PECO CAP - Free light bulbs ECA weatherizati...
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3 days ago

4 days ago

Hello! Do you know who administers the cemete...

Hello! Do you know who administers the cemetery next to the old All Saints Church? I have ancestors buried there (Stegmenn, Keller, Gensheimer, Williman) and I'd love to go in and visit their graves. The last time I was in Philly though, the gate was locked. I wasn't sure if I should call the SJC parish office or the Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery office next time I'm in town.

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4 days ago

Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphi...

    Now Hiring: Philly School District Looking To Fill 150+ Job Openings
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The School District of Philadelphia has some jobs to fill - and some of them could be filled Thursday. The Philadelphia School District is hiring. District spokesman Lee Whack says more than 150 full-time positions are open in maintenance and other positions. "Food services, transportation, instructional support, climate," Whack said.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

5 days ago

Bridesburg Historical Society shared Delaware...

    Delaware River City Corporation
    TBT to 1918 when the Delaware River froze in Bridesburg. **Reminder, if/when the river freezes again, don't try to skate on it! (It isn't 1918 anymore - we are smarter now and understand we would...
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5 days ago

Bridesburg Recreation Center added 2 new phot...

The Comic Fest at the Bridesburg Rec Center is proud to have donated practice shirts to the Bridesburg Cougars 11/12 Basketball Team, which tonight were employed for game duty!

    Bridesburg Recreation Center
    Bridesburg Recreation Center, Philadelphia. 3,296 likes · 54 talking about this · 7,952 were here. Bridesburg Recreation Center is a municipal recreation facility under the care of the Philadelphia...
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5 days ago

The following branches in this area are close...

The following branches in this area are closed due to building emergencies: Northeast Regional Library Tacony Branch

    Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphia)
    The following branches in this area are closed due to building emergencies: Northeast Regional Library Tacony Branch
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5 days ago

Thursday, January 11, 2018, the following bra...

Thursday, January 11, 2018, the following branches will be open 2 pm-6 pm, due to staff development: Frankford Branch Greater Olney Branch Wyoming Branch Lawncrest Branch (2 pm-8 pm) Bushrod Branch (2 pm-8 pm)

    Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphia)
    Thursday, January 11, 2018, the following branches will be open 2 pm-6 pm, due to staff development: Frankford Branch Greater Olney Branch Wyoming Branch Lawncrest Branch (2 pm-8 pm) Bushrod Branch...
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5 days ago

Just a reminder.... The Free Library will be ...

Just a reminder.... The Free Library will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

    Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphia)
    Just a reminder.... The Free Library will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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6 days ago

Bad Credit?

New Beginning Church of Philadelphia

    Bad Credit?
    New Beginning Church of Philadelphia Free Credit Repair Classes Every Sunday Morning 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 5185 Castor Ave, 19124 "Enter From The Castor Ave"
    http://frankfordgazette.com

Jan 09

Hi all, my name is Abbie and I am with Temple...

Hi all, my name is Abbie and I am with Temple University. We are doing a study on how men make ends meet in the Frankford area. We are looking to do interviews with men ages 25-34 who have lived in the Frankford area for at least a year. We will speak about various topics, including employment history and what it is like living in Frankford- we would like to hear your thoughts about the community, including the strengths. The purpose of the study is to work with the community to influence policy makers and generate positive change in the community, such as increased job opportunities and after-school programs. The interviews take place at St. Marks church on Frankford Ave off of Unity St and are held whenever it is convenient for the participant. Participants will receive $50 once they complete the interview. No identifiers or names will be used in the study, and participants do not have to bring ID. If you know of someone who qualifies, you can refer them and, once they complete their interview, you will receive $25 (you can refer as many people as you like, and will receive $25 per participant- we have had one woman in the community make about $400 this way). If you are interested, or know someone who may be interested please call or text 215-314-3234. Thanks!

    Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphia)
    Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphia), Philadelphia, PA. 158 likes · 2 talking about this · 247 were here. Library
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Jan 08

32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration

Monday, January 15, 2018 at The Frankford Friends School Annex, (Former church) at SW corner of Penn & Orthodox Streets

    32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration
    Monday, January 15, 2018 at The Frankford Friends School Annex, (Former church) at SW corner of Penn & Orthodox Streets Doors open at 8:30 am, program begins at 9 am FREE EVENT & MEAL FOR A...
    http://frankfordgazette.com

Jan 08

Due to the pending wintery mix of snow and ic...

Due to the pending wintery mix of snow and ice, all Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed tonight. Please be safe?

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Jan 08

Due to dangerous driving conditions created b...

Due to dangerous driving conditions created by predicted icy weather, today’s afternoon session of Tot Recreation, our dance, and our gymnastics programs will not meet today. We will have after school to help parents with the early dismissals from school, but we encourage parents to pick your child up as soon as safely possible. As of 1pm, the building will remain open at usual hours tonight. Please be careful on the roads.

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Jan 08

Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphi...

    School District of Philadelphia
    Due to extremely cold temperatures over the last week, Juniata Park Academy, located at 801 E. Hunting Park Avenue, will be closed on Monday, January 8, 2018 because of frozen pipes that have...
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Jan 07

Time to Get Empowered

Coming up on January 27th a free empowerment workshop.  See the details below.

    Time to Get Empowered
    Coming up on January 27th a free empowerment workshop. See the details below.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

Jan 07

Your Old Shoes Can Do Some Good

Happy New Year’s to you and your family.

    Your Old Shoes Can Do Some Good
    The Ray of Hope Project (TROHP) is asking all our Colleges, Universities, Faith Base Organizations and Concerned Citizens Partners if they would be willing to HELP collect 15,000 pair of OLD SHOES AND SNEAKERS. These shoe drives will help TROHP raise the necessary fund to assist struggling families all year around.
    http://frankfordgazette.com

Jan 07

Bridesburg Historical Society shared a post.

    Digital Collections: Wheatsheaf Inn
    Wheatsheaf Inn
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Jan 05

Bridesburg Recreation Center will be OPEN for...

Bridesburg Recreation Center will be OPEN for normal Saturday hours on Saturday, January 6th. Indoor Soccer game and basketball practice will go on as scheduled. Be safe tonight, ans we'll see you Saturday morning!

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Jan 04

Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphi...

All City agencies (non-essential) will be closed on Friday, January 5, 2018, this includes the Free Library. Frankford Branch will reopen on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10am.

    City of Philadelphia Municipal Offices to Close Friday, January 5 | Department of Streets
    PHILADELPHIA - Because of extreme temperatures and the threat of hazardous travel conditions, all City of Philadelphia government offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, January 5, 2018. "The decision to close is a difficult one, but we believe that the frigid temperatures will result in icy roadways in the morning that will be resistant to our salting efforts," said Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis.
    https://beta.phila.gov

Jan 04

Bridesburg Recreation Center added 2 new phot...

The snow certainly helps the community tree to shine! And we had some restless boys get in some basketball action with today’s postponed programs. Post YOUR favorite snow day pictures from the Bridesburg Community below, the top three with the most “likes” receives a Bridesburg Comic Fest T-Shirt! Voting ends 2pm Monday (the two below are not eligible). And...GO!

    Bridesburg Recreation Center
    Bridesburg Recreation Center, Philadelphia. 3,293 likes · 52 talking about this · 7,942 were here. Bridesburg Recreation Center is a municipal recreation facility under the care of the Philadelphia...
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Jan 04

FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 5th: The Bridesburg Recre...

FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 5th: The Bridesburg Recreation Center is CLOSED due to the prevailing weather conditions. All programs - both center run (Tot Rec, After School, Gymnastics, Dance, etc.) are postponed for the day. All permitted programs (CYO Basketball, Al-Anon Meeting, etc.) are postponed. The Cougars Basketball Program at the Bridesburg Elementary School Gym Friday night is postponed. the School Gym will remained closed until Monday. The City Wide Tumbling Meet at the Mayfair Community Center is postponed for tomorrow and rescheduled for Saturday, January 13th, with a warm up time of 12:30pm, start of 1:15pm Currently, the Recreation Center will be open on Saturday. Stay with this page for updates. Be safe in this weather.

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Jan 04

Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphi...

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    Wind Chill Advisory issued by @NWS_MountHolly. In effect 1am Friday to 12pm Saturday. Wind chill to make temps feel like -8 overnight tonight and tomorrow. Coldest wind chill value Saturday morning...
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Jan 04

***All agencies of The Free Library will clos...

***All agencies of The Free Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 04, 2018 due to the inclement weather conditions.***

    Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphia)
    Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphia), Philadelphia, PA. 158 likes · 2 talking about this · 247 were here. Library
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Jan 04

Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphi...

    Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
    @PhilaStreets out overnight and this morning salting Philly roadways. The Streets Department has 2,575 miles of city streets to maintain which are broken up into primary, secondary, and tertiary...
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Jan 04

Holmesburg Senior Citizen in Need of Residential Sidewalk Snow Removal Assistance

From: "ELEANOR SKIRKIE" <ellieskirkie@gmail.com>
Date: Jan 3, 2018 11:58 PM
Subject: Snow Removal Assistance Needed
To: "agilbert@jewishphilly.org" <agilbert@jewishphilly.org>
Cc:

Hi, I am homebound and cannot do my own shoveling.

My next door neighbor used to do it for me but he passed away on Dec 23rd.

I live on the 4600 BLK of Wilbrock Street, Phila, PA 19136

I can afford to pay ten to twenty dollars each time.

My phone number is 267-992-6957.

Thank you in advance for any assistance possible.

Jan 04

Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphi...

    City Officials Announce Snow Emergency Effective at Midnight | Department of Streets
    Note to assignment desks: Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams will be available to reporters at 9pm at the 6th Highway Yard, [State Road and Ashburner Street], with trucks and crews preparing for tomorrow's operation.** PHILADELPHIA - With a storm approaching, Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis announced that a Snow Emergency will be declared for the City of Philadelphia beginning at 12:01 am on Thursday, January 4.
    https://beta.phila.gov

Jan 03

DUE TO THE IMPENDING WEATHER, all programs at...

DUE TO THE IMPENDING WEATHER, all programs at the Bridesburg Recreation Center are cancelled for Thursday, January 4th. As not only significant snow, but also strong winds, are predicted, we ask everyone to stay home and be safe. We will see you all on Friday.

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Jan 03

#Repost @philly_schools (@get_repost) ・・・ Dis...

#Repost @philly_schools (@get_repost) ・・・ District schools will be CLOSED tomorrow Thurs., Jan. 4, 2018. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Thursday are canceled as well. All District early childhood centers will also be closed. All School District building engineers are to report for work at their normal start time. #phled #phlsnow

    Frankford CDC
    Repost @philly_schools (@get_repost) ・・・ District schools will be CLOSED tomorrow Thurs., Jan. 4, 2018. All after-school activities including all athletic programs and professional development...
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Jan 03

If you see someone out in the cold, call the ...

If you see someone out in the cold, call the Philadelphia Homeless Outreach Hotline at 215-232-1984.

    'It will kill you': Philly outreach workers keep making rounds as bitter cold snap continues
    A couple days before New Year's Eve, Robert Fifer leans his thin frame against the wall of the homeless shelter in Philadelphia he's been staying at since last week. The city has been under a Code Blue alert since Christmas Day, and it's bitterly cold again. Temperatures won't crack freezing.
    https://whyy.org

Jan 03

Happening at Simpson Recreation Center

Happy New Year!

    Happening at Simpson Recreation Center
    Simpson Afterschool program is looking for an adult worker. Must be able to assist with homework, be available during the hours of 2:30-6:00 p.m. Enjoy working with school age children. If interested contact Cynthia Young at 215-685-1223. Lifeguards are needed for the Summer 2018 Pool season. Classes are forming Now!
    http://frankfordgazette.com

Jan 03

Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphi...

    How to avoid frozen pipes in this deep freeze
    You'll want to keep your warmest coats out and pick up some logs for your fireplace this week, because this deep freeze isn't going anywhere. But something you definitely don't want to forget are your pipes, as meteorologists have said that homeowners should be on guard for possible freezing.
    http://www.philly.com

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