Monday, July 25, 2011

Greater Bustleton Civic League Letter of Opposition to Methadone Clinic


P.O. Box 51523

Philadelphia, PA 19115


Dr Eli Avila, MD July 19, 2011 July 25, 2011

Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Health

8th Floor West

625 Forster Street

Harrisburg, PA 17120

Re: The Healing Way Inc, 7908 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Dear Dr Avila:

Please accept this letter on behalf of the Greater Bustleton Civic League as a statement of our opposition to the proposed placement of the Healing Way narcotics treatment center at 7908 Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia.

The Bustleton neighborhood of Philadelphia borders the Holmesburg and Mayfair sections, and shares many of the same demographic traits; a mix of business, homes, schools and churches. We stand with the Holmesburg Civic Association and the Mayfair Civic Association and strongly support their opposition to the opening of a narcotics treatment center in their community.

Area Civic Association’s work very hard to help mold a community that strikes a healthy balance between business development and residential attractiveness. Whether it occurs in Bustleton or Holmesburg, the establishment of a narcotics treatment center reduces the appeal for both business and families.

We ask you to deny the application of the referenced business and demonstrate your understanding of the communities stated preference.


Jack O’Hara

Vice President

Greater Bustleton Civic League


cc: Fred Moore, Holmesburg Civic Association

Joe DeFelice, Mayfair Civic Association

Matt Gabor, Holme Circle Civic Association

Patrick Toomey, US Senator

Seth Kaplan, State Representative Kevin Boyle

Ken Bode, State Senator Mike Stack