A letter from our State Representative Pam DeLissio regarding the recent tragedy in Manayunk:
To a one, I believe we are all terribly saddened and appalled at the murder/suicide that occurred in Manayunk this past week involving a 7-year-old little girl and her biological father. I know only what I have read in the paper and I am aware of much commentary on social media. In particular, citizens are questioning the process and the decisions made by the judge in this matter.
One recurring thought that I had over the past few days is: Do constituents understand how judges come to sit on the bench? Do citizens know that judges, at all levels of the judiciary in Pennsylvania, are elected to the bench? How many citizens voted in those election years when district magistrates, municipal court (in Philadelphia), common pleas, commonwealth, superior, and the Pa. Supreme Court judges are elected?
The next General Membership meeting is September 12, 2018 at 7pm. Meetings are held in the Board Room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Avenue). The entrance and a parking lot can be found on the Righter Street side of the main building. All are welcome to attend.
Join the conversation at State Representative Pam DeLissio’s 76th Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 16th at 7pm in Wolcoff Auditorium, Roxborough Memorial Hospital located at 5800 Ridge Avenue. Secretary John Wetzel, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, will be the guest speaker.
Learn about and give input on the proposed creation of a Ridge Avenue Thematic Historic District. The public meeting will be July 18, 2018 at 6pm at Roxborough Memorial Hospital.
Here are links to the historic district nomination and inventory:
Many thanks to those who came out last night to the Wissahickon Gateway meeting! The City Planning Commission has asked that WICA send our response as a group. Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31st. The officers will review them and put together a combined report to be sent to the City.
The next General Membership meeting is May 9, 2018 at 7pm. This month’s meeting will be held at the Wissahickon Presbyterian Church at 5245 Ridge Avenue.
Matt Wysong, the North/Northwest Senior Planner from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, will present the final Neighborhood Conservation Overlay (NCO) draft.
Per WICA’s Bylaws, nominations for the election of officers will be made – President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, and Treasurer – all of whom shall be elected at the June meeting.
Spring has sprung and the cleaning season has begun! Take part in the 11th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup at these locations:
- Daisy Field – 5000 Hermit Lane
- LaNoce Park – 5119 Rochelle Avenue
- Retta Street Wooded Area – 3551 Retta Street
The City is supplying us with a limited number of tools, gloves, and debris bags. We encourage you to bring your own supplies if you have them available. Although not required, volunteers can register at www.philadelphiastreets.com/philly-spring-cleanup.