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  • Former First-District Councilman Frank DiCicco is reportedly lobbying for the de-spot-zoning of a Port Richmond parcel (he had it changed from industrial to commercial in 2004, but an expected deal never materialized) so that it may be converted to a halfway house. His successor, Mark Squilla supports the measure for 2121 Wheatsheaf Lane, between Frankford & Aramingo Avenues. “If you’re going to have any type of use similar to that, this would be the right sort of area, isolated and an industrial area,” Squilla said. “If the project went forward, we would then get into the details.”
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