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Meeting to Discuss Action at Broad and Olney

Olney Steak & BeerOn October 19, the Liquor Control Board opposed the renewal of the liquor license for Olney Steak and Beer at 5606 N. Broad St.. The store has been a haven for harassment, drug dealing and nuisance activity.   A judge will now decide if the license will be renewed.  A community meeting has been scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 at CORA Early Years at LaSalle University, Room 200, 2 Penn Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19144 to discuss the next steps in taking action to improve the quality of life at Broad and Olney.  Please meet me to organize our efforts for change at Broad and Olney.  Please contact Luis for more information at 215-242-8171.

Shop Local for Holidays

Small Business SaturdayEvery dollar that you spend shopping in the neighborhood creates local jobs.  During this holiday season please spend your money locally.  Keeping our money in the community builds a local economy and opportunities for jobs and businesses.  Remember the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) is Small Business Saturday.  Shop in the neighborhood on that day and beyond.

Vote on November 8th

Vote PA Voter Registration For any questions related to voting, I encourage you to visit  This site has information on your rights as a voter, answers to frequently asked questions, and allows you to confirm your registration and polling place.  Below is additional information about the Nov. 8 General Election.  If you need any further assistance, or have any additional questions, please call one of my district offices and my staff will gladly assist you.

Polling Place Locator

If you are a newly-registered voter, have recently moved or have not voted in a while, or are unsure where your polling place is located, you can visit the Polling Place Locator Page.  You will be asked to enter your county, city, street name, house number and zip code.  Once that information is entered, the site will inform you of your polling place and provide the address. 

Local Projects Land Millions in State Grants

More than $5 million in state grants have been award to the 4th District in the past 18 months, including $3 million recently.  Abington Hospital and Mt Airy USA each received state grants of $1 million.  Abington Hospital will utilize the funding to make substantial renovation in the Widener Building.  Abington Hospital is a major health-care provider and employer in the region and an investment in them is an investment in us.  Mt. Airy USA will invest in renovating the Sedgwick Theatre on Germantown Avenue and revitalizing certain retail commercial areas in Northwest Philadelphia.  This grant is to create jobs and energize and reinvigorate businesses and commercial activity.  Both Abington Hospital and Mt. Airy USA have raised additional dollars for these efforts. The Free Library of Philadelphia also received a $1 million state grant to renovate existing library facilities throughout the city including the Lovett Memorial Libary located at Sedgwick and Germantown Avenue.

In the News

October 31, 2016: Senator Haywood Remarks from the
Philadelphia Lead Crisis Press Conference
 Senator Haywood Remarks from the Philadelphia Lead Crisis Press Conference

Public Officials Demand Action on Philly’s Lead-Paint Scourge

Nearly a dozen state and local lawmakers Monday called for more money and staff to combat the "crisis" of childhood lead-poisoning in Philadelphia and elsewhere in the state.

Several Philadelphia council members also said the city must enforce existing laws to crack down on landlords whose properties injure families with unsafe levels of lead contamination.

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Dare to Care,

Art Haywood
State Senator
4th District

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