Councilman Henon Introduces Commercial Corridor Enhancement Measures in Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia) - Councilman Bobby Henon introduced two measures in City Council yesterday aimed at supporting commercial corridors in the 6th District.

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Councilman Henon is joined by Alex Balloon (Tacony CDC), Georgeanne
Huff-Labovitz; Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger, Jim Van Woert Waste 
Management at a Summer event to celebrate 15 renovated storefronts 
on Torresdale Ave. (photo courtesy of Tacony CDC).

The first, a privileged resolution to hold hearings on the Storefront Improvement Program, a program administered by the Department of Commerce that provides eligible businesses owners on designated neighborhood commercial corridors a reimbursable grant to improve their storefronts.

Since its inception, it has helped hundreds of business owners improve the aesthetics of their business - a crucial step in attracting business, increasing property values and driving economic activity.

The program has seen particular success in Tacony, where dozens of renovated storefronts dot Torresdale Ave., such as DeNofa's, Wellen's and others. The resolution was co-sponsored by Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. (at-large) and Councilwoman Cindy Bass (8th District). 

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Councilman Henon Thanks Councilman Kenney for 23 Years of Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Councilman Bobby Henon delivered the below remarks at the January 29 Stated Meeting of Philadelphia City Council, recognizing colleague Councilman Jim Kenney (at-large) for his 23 years of service. Please check against delivery. 

I wanted to say a few words about my colleague, Councilman Kenney, whom I've known since I was an apprentice with Local 98 and worked on his campaign.

In 23 years of service in City Council, he has been at the forefront of some of our most pressing issues - from public safety to utilizing our public spaces to securing Philadelphia’s place as a global city.

True, we haven’t always seen eye-to-eye, but that’s the hallmark of a good legislator. Being able to disagree with civility and find common ground is Jim's true legacy in Council, and something that will serve him well in the coming months.

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Rolling Out Renovations at the Rec

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Photo by Melissa Komar, Star

In case you missed the large blue and yel­low sign that was re­cently pos­ted at the front-right corner of the Brides­burg Re­cre­ationCen­ter: Se­cur­ity cam­er­as will soon be in­stalled at the site.

The cam­er­as are part of a two-phase, $300,000 renov­a­tion pro­ject backed by Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on, in part­ner­ship with the De­part­ment of Parks and Re­cre­ation.

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