Municipal services

NE municipal service center to reopen


The Holme Circle Civic Association met last week on Zoom, welcoming Vicki Riley, public information officer for the city’s Department of Revenue.

Riley discussed issues such as the homestead exemption, a property tax freeze for income-eligible seniors, the March 31 deadline to pay full property taxes, monthly payment options. property taxes for seniors and low-income earners, payment plans for homeowner properties with back taxes, and water bill debt forgiveness for people who make 24 months of payments consecutive.

Riley said the Northeast Municipal Services Center, 7522 Castor Ave., remains closed due to the pandemic, but will eventually reopen.

Anyone with questions about taxes or their water bill can contact Riley at [email protected] or 215-686-6831.

In other news from the Jan. 26 meeting:

• The civic association has written a letter to the federal judge who will sentence former city councilor Bobby Henon on April 13th. The letter thanks Henon for supporting McArdle Playground, the Pennypack Crossing seniors’ apartment complex and the Torresdale Library. A special election to fill Henon’s seat is scheduled to take place on May 17. State Rep. Mike Driscoll will be the Democratic nominee. Henon’s Torresdale Avenue office remains open, although its office at City Hall is closed. His chief of staff, Courtney Voss, recently gave birth to a boy.

• Circle Pharmacy has moved from 2853 Holme Ave. at 2981 Welsh Road, the site of a former 7-Eleven.

• State Representative Ed Neilson will host a shredding event on April 30 in the Notre-Dame du Calvaire parking lot.

• The Holme Circle Civic Association will meet on Wednesday February 23rd. The group is planning a candidates’ night for its April meeting. ••