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Monday, July 25, 2011

Methadone Clinic Community Meeting Press Release

Contact: Joe DeFelice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Phone: 215-292-3926 July 25, 2011

Email: mayfaircivicassociation@yahoo.com

Web: www.mayfaircivicassociation.com

HOLMESBURG CIVIC ASSOCIATION,

MAYFAIR CIVIC ASSOCIATION,

MAYFAIR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND MAYFAIR CDC

HOST

COMMUNITY MEETING

REGARDING THE OPENING OF A PROPOSED METHADONE CLINIC AT 7900 FRANKFOD AVENUE

Tuesday July 26, 2011 at 6PM

Abraham Lincoln High School Auditorium (Ryan and Rowland Aves.)

The Holmesburg Civic Association (“HCA”), Mayfair Civic Association (“MCA”), Mayfair Business Association (“MBA”) and Mayfair Community Development Corporation (“MCDC”), in response to neighborhood outrage as well as a community rally that brought hundreds to the proposed location, will hold a community meeting at Lincoln High School to address the opening of a proposed Methadone Clinic in our neighborhood at 7900 Frankford Avenue (at Decatur St.). The purpose of this meeting is to inform the Holmesburg and Mayfair communities of developments relevant to this issue. Panelists will then address the crowd individually and take questions at the conclusion of the presentations. Invited panelists include Fred Moore, President of HCA Joe DeFelice, President of the MCA, Mike Scotese, President of the MBA, Suzann St. Marie, Executive Director of the MCDC, City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, State Representative Kevin Boyle, State representative Michael McGeehan, State Senator Mike Stack, US Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, 15th Police District Captain Frank Bachmeyer, Dennis Kulp, Owner of Villa Anna Associates (the leasing agent for the property) and Carl primavera, Attorney for The Healing Way, Inc., i.e. the proprietor of the proposed methadone clinic.[1]

The Meeting will begin promptly at 6PM with opening and panelist remarks occupying the first hour and questions from the audience consuming the second hour. We recommend that the community try to arrive thirty minutes prior to the event to insure there is adequate seating as this meeting is expected to draw in over Five Hundred (500) community members.



[1] Panelists may be represented by their staffers.