Philadelphia's own Animal Care and Control Team is a wonderful team that helps abandoned and stray animals find homes. ACCT is the region’s largest animal care and control service provider. This is an agency that sees more than 30,000 stranded animals annually!
Recently, I asked my colleagues in City Council - and everyone around Philadelphia - to support ACCT's efforts, either through adopting a dog or cat...or a duck for the upcoming Duck Dash event to benefit ACCT's life saving programs.
Fortunately, many of the dogs and cats I spoke about have been adopted - but many remain. Below are some short profiles on furry friends still available through ACCT. Keep reading and maybe even meet a (potential) new family member and join us at Duck Dash on Saturday! Or, contact ACCT directly to adopt a new friend!Read more
Street Festival Brings Hundreds to Tacony
September 29, 2014 – (Philadelphia) Councilman Bobby Henon (6th District) hosted his 2nd annual Fall Fest block party and street festival on Saturday from 10-2. The event, covering the 6700 and 6800 blocks of Torresdale Ave., featured food, and live music, active play areas for kids and vendor tables representing local businesses. The 2014 festival also included a portion of the 30 new officers assigned to the 15th Police District, and the Mobile Unit along with the Mounted Patrol.Read more
|Councilman Henon, left, with FOP President John McNesby.|
Hundreds of Northeast Philadelphia residents signed City Councilman Bobby Henon's petition to split the 15th Police District so that the more violent southern sector, including Frankford, wouldn't drain cops from the northern neighborhoods, where break-ins are a bigger problem than assaults.
Supported by leaders from Mayfair, Bridesburg, Tacony, Holmesburg, Wissinoming and Frankford, Henon met with police brass to state the case for "The Split." He didn't get it.
Instead, the Philadelphia Police Department recently added 30 more officers to the 15th District.