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Friday, September 23, 2016

Local Schools - Questions and Answers

Local Schools - Questions and Answers

Many of you have asked several questions pertaining to Austin Meehan, Lincoln, and Father Judge High School during our Civic Meetings and otherwise. Below please find the answers to those questions that I was able to obtain through Councilman Henon's office, the 15th District, and the School District of Philadelphia

  • Q: What (if any) are the school uniform colors of Austin Meehan? 
  • A: Navy blue shirt, tan pants.

    1. Q: What (if any) are the school uniform colors of Lincoln HS? 
    2. A: Gold shirt, black pants.

      1. Q: What (if any) are the school uniform colors of Father Judge? 
      2. A: Blue shirt, gray pants.

        1. Q: Are the students required to wear the uniforms coming and going to school?  
          A: They have to wear uniforms for the school day; however it is not required to wear uniforms folllowing dismissal from school.

          Q: What exactly can the school police do / not do, and where exactly do their boundaries begin and end. 
          A:  The school police boundaries begin and end at the school (inside and out of the school grounds). School police can detain students, and the PPD (Philadelphia Police Department) will prepare the paperwork and transport the prisoner to the detective bureau for processing - School Police are the complainants.

          Q: Is there anyone other than 911 to call should issues arise on school grounds after school hours? (examples given - vandalism, loitering, fireworks, etc) 
          A: No. PPD is the only department that will respond to these incidents.

          Q: What are the timelines (begin of school day and end of school day) for each school? What should reidents do if students are spotted outside of the school area during those timelines.  
          A: Call 911 if students are spotted between 9:00am and 1:00pm. PPD can stop juveniles for daytime curfew (Truant) and a code violation could be issued to the parent. PPD confiscates the student's ID and turns the ID over to that school's police. The student's ID is returned when they go back to school and taken to the school's administrator's office by school police. 

          Q: How many School Police are located at each school? 
          A: Lincoln H.S. has (8) , Austin Meehan has (2) , Fr. Judge (0) school police officers assigned

          Q: What are the hours of operation of the School Police? 

          Q: Are there any Philadelphia Police located at each school, and if so, how many at each location? 
          A: Yes. (2) PDD officers cover Lincoln and Meehan. Fr. Judge is located in the 8th district. The 8th district has (1) PPD officer that is not assigned to any school but goes to the schools when needed.

          Q: What was the outcome of the incident at Lincoln (student / teacher fight)?  
          A: The student was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and REAP.

          More information on School Uniforms scan be found here: Uniform Colors - The School District of Philadelphia

          More information on School Police policy and procedures can be found here: Policies & Procedures - The School District of Philadelphia

          Thursday, September 08, 2016

          Avenue Futures Tonight

          #AvenueFutures Public Input Session 1.

          Please join us tonight at the Mayfair Community Center at 6:30pm for a community visioning exercise! Our budget allots over $73,000/year toward capital improvements and we are excited to roll up our sleeves and get to work making Frankford Ave a safer, cleaner, more attractive place to do business. Please join us and help spread the word using the hashtag #AvenueFutures.

          Thursday, June 09, 2016

          American Flag Project

          Hey Mayfair!

          If you donated to our American Flag project, when you get a minute today, take a walk or ride on over to Rowland avenue - anywhere between Rhawn and Frankford - and take a moment to feel that neighborhood pride that YOU contributed to!

          Last night after several hours of work, volunteers of the community finished installing the remaining flags along Rowland avenue.

          Feel free to take pride not only in your neighborhood and your country, but also in knowing that this project was NOT at all funded with your tax dollars, and was instead completely funded by YOU through passing the hat, and taking donations - Much like many of other projects that take place in Mayfair!

          In order to extend the life of the flags, they will remain in place until shortly after Veterans Day, and will then be taken down and stored until next Spring. If you missed the opportunity to donate to this project, we are still taking donations through the Mayfair Civic Association as we will be needing funds to replace them as necessary.

          On behalf of the Mayfair Civic Association, I would like to thank the entire Mayfair Civic Association board for making this dream a reality, I'd like to thank Ken Stevens and Home Depot of Bustleton avenue / Leo Mall for helping us secure our flags, and most importantly, I'd like to thank each and every one in our community who donated to this project.

          Thank you!

          Donny Smith
          Mayfair Civic Association

          "Mayfair - 
          A Great Place to Visit - An Awesome Place to Live!"

          Friday, May 20, 2016

          May Fair Cancelled and Run Still On

          Unfortunately due to tomorrow's weather forecast, we have CANCELED the 2016 Mayfair May-Fair
          We waited until the very last minute to make this decision hoping for a shift in the weather, however unfortunately it doesn't look like Mother Nature isn't going to give up.
          The GOOD NEWS is that we will be combining several of the vendors and entertainment from our Mayfair May-Fair to our very first Mayfair Night Market, scheduled for Thursday June 2nd starting at 5pm right at Cottman and Frankford!
          Please put the date and time on your calendars now, and stay tuned for more details as they become available! 
          In other GOOD NEWS, the Mayfair Fallen Heroes Runs is STILL ON, and will begin the Run at Ryan and Rowland at 7:30AM!

          Tuesday, May 17, 2016

          Mayfair Car Show This Saturday

          If you have a Classic Car OR Motorcycle, bring it on up to the Mayfair Car Show THIS Saturday!
          Registration begins at 10AM, and the Show starts at 11AM

          Enter and register at Bleigh and Frankford

          The Mayfair Car Show is hosted by the Gas Guzzlers Car Club, and a portion of the registration fee will go towards the Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run

          Several "Best Of" trophies will be awarded!
          Donny Smith
          Mayfair Civic Association
          "Mayfair - A Great Place to Visit - An Awesome Place to Live!"

          Wednesday, May 11, 2016

          Mayfair Civic Association Meeting

          Mayfair Civic Association Meeting
          Monday May 16th 2016 - 7pm - Mayfair Community Center
          Meet The Captain
          • Pledge of Allegiance - (Please silence all cell phones)
          • Officers Present
          President - Donny Smith
          Vice President - Kevin Leonard
          Secretary - Michael Serverson
          Treasurer / Clean Up / Membership Chair - Jim Ortlieb
          Sgt. at Arms – Pat Callahan
          Asst. Sgt. at Arms - Joe Conboy
          Legal Counsel / CDC / Zoning Chair - Joe DeFelice
          Asst. Zoning Chair - Dan Collins
          Mayfair Business Assoc. - Lisa Greco
          Mayfair Memorial Playground Co. Chairs - Dana Lambie, Mia Hylan, & Melinda Mulvenna
          Announcements / Updates
          ·       Treasurers Report:  Jim Ortlieb
          ·       Membership:  Jim Ortlieb - (Must reside within Civic boundaries) - $10 per year / $40 - 5 year / $100 - Lifetime
          Applications available at the rear or online at
          ·       Mayfair Civic American Flag Project:  Sixty (60) flags have been purchased and will be placed along Rowland avenue from Rhawn to Frankford as soon as they arrive. If you would like to help hang the flags, please see Jim Ortlieb.
          A very special Thank You to everyone to donated to this project, and to Ken Stevens of Pennypack Music Festival, and Home Depot store #6866 at the Leo Mall for helping us secure the flags.
          ·       Mayfair Community Development Corporation Update: Joe DeFelice - Business Improvement District
          ·       Mayfair Business Association / Mayfair Improvement District Update: Sam Siegel – Please welcome Sam, our new Executive Director!
          ·       Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run – Mayfair May-Fair – Mayfair Car Show: THIS Saturday May 21st 2016  - The Run starts at 7:30 am – The Fair starts at noon featuring live music by Jamison, crafters, PDAC, and the Mayfair Car Show!
          ·       Mayfair Memorial Playground Update: Mia Hylan
          1.     Captain Anthony Luca: Meet the new Captain of the 15th District
          2.     Councilman-At-Large Allan Domb & Jeffrey George : To discuss Philadelphia Dept. of Revenue’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
          3.     Angela Dixon – City of Phila Office of Transportation and Infrastructure: To discuss repaving and adding bike lanes to Ryan avenue
          4.     Annette Smith of Community Marketing Concepts: To Discuss recycling in Philadelphia
          Open Discussion
          ·       Wrap Up - If anyone would like to get more involved with the Civic, we could use volunteers! Please introduce yourself after the meeting or via email (
          ·       Facebook - "Like" us on Facebook (Mayfair Civic Association) to stay current on all things happening in Mayfair!
          ·       Next Meeting –  The Civic does not meet during the summer months unless there is a special zoning matter to be addressed, so our next Civic Meeting will be held on September 19th, 2016 at 7pm
          Please fold your chairs and place them along the wall before you leave
          Thank You!

          Friday, April 01, 2016

          Mayfair Summer Kickoff

          Saturday May 21st is THE day to be in Mayfair!

          Starting at 7:30AM, our Mayfair Fallen Heroes Run will take off at Ryan and Rowland avenues, loop around Frankford avenue and Pennypack Park, and wind up back at Ryan and Rowland with awards being presented shortly thereafter at the Mayfair Memorial Playground.

          Begining at noon, Frankford avunue will be shut down from Ryan to Sheffield, and the Mayfair Business Association along with the Mayfair Civic Association will be hosting our annual Mayfair May-Fair which will include crafters, food, fun and games for the entire family! 

          Live music beginning at noon brought to you by Mayfair's own Jamison Celtic Rock!!!

          Our Mayfair Monarch Project will also be releasing thousands of Monarch butterflies (weather permitting) to hopefully repopulate the area!

          The Philadelphia Soft Pretzel Factory will be hosting their annual Customer Appreciation Day, and back on the avenue this year, the Gas Guzzlers Car Club will be hosting the Mayfair Car Show!

          It's a Fun Filled Day in Mayfair for the Entire Family!!

          For more information on the events including how to register to Run, to set up a table, or to enter your car into the show, please visit

          See you there!

          Tuesday, March 29, 2016

          Transforming the Blvd Forum

          Route for Change
          Have an impact on the future of Roosevelt Boulevard by attending a Public Forum in April.
          As part of a 3-year effort, called "Route for Change", the City of Philadelphia along with PennDOT and SEPTA are identifying a series of improvements to create a more inviting Roosevelt Boulevard that is safe, accessible, and reliable for all users, including residents, pedestrians, cyclists, transit, motorists, and visitors.
          We hope to see you at one of these five upcoming Public Forums.  We need your input!

          Four Points Sheraton 
          9461 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia
          Thursday, April 14, 2016
          6:00-8:00 pm
          Served by SEPTA bus routes:
          1, 14 & 19
          Spanish & Russian interpretation
          will be available 
          Radisson Hotel
          2400 Old Lincoln Hwy, TrevoseWednesday, April 20, 2016
          6:00-8:00 pm

          Served by SEPTA bus routes:
          1 &14 
          Spanish & Russian interpretation
          will be available
          Globe Dye Works
          4500 Worth St, Philadelphia
          Saturday, April 16, 2016
          1:00-3:00 pm

          Served by SEPTA bus routes:
          25, 56 & J
          Spanish & Chinese interpretation
          will be available
          Lincoln High School
          3201 Ryan Ave, Philadelphia
          Thursday, April 21, 2016
          4:30-6:30 pm
          Served by SEPTA bus routes:
          70 & 88 
          Spanish & Chinese interpretation
          will be available
          Lenfest Center
          3890 N 10th St, Philadelphia
          Tuesday, April 19, 2016
          6:00-8:00 pm
          Served by SEPTA bus routes:
          4, 53 & the Broad Street Line 
          Spanish & Chinese interpretation
          will be available

          Light refreshments will be available at each Public Forum.

          Click here  for the Public Forum flyer which you can download, print and share with others. Or visit our website -
          Angie Dixon 
          Roosevelt Boulevard "Route for Change" Program Manager
          City of Philadelphia 
          City of Philadelphia, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1430, Philadelphia, PA 19102