October 31, 2014 (Philadelphia) - Councilman Bobby Henon has worked with National Grid, owner of a vacant 67-acre parcel in Bridesburg known as the 'Coke site,' to implement security patrols of the site over Halloween weekend. The measure is meant to both monitor and prevent illegal activity. It follows recent allegations of drinking, drug and gun use on the site after a video showing such activity recently surfaced.
"The latest news is a stark reminder that this property, and the surrounding community, have dealt with these issues for far too long,” Councilman Henon said.Read more
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