Mayfair Town Watch gives it another go under new leadership

Mayfair residents will try again to form a town watch.

The group started fresh more than two years ago, shortly after the Mayfair Civic Association assumed new leadership and liquidated all assets the previous membership had accumulated.

But that town watch effort fizzled out after a series of weekly meetings, training sessions and talks of taking on other neighborhoods’ town watch efforts. Determined to try again, Mayfair residents have organized a meeting for Monday, Jan. 9 for the third incarnation in as many years.

You might recognize the guy leading the effort. He’s Milt Martelack — a Mayfair resident with a background in security who’s been working the town watch beat in parts of Holmesburg, Tacony and Mayfair. He also manned the megaphone at the July and September rallies against a proposed methadone clinic in Holmesburg.

Mayfair residents interested in attending the meeting should email mayfairtownwatch AT or go to the 7 p.m. meeting at the John Perzel Center Community [map] Jan. 9.

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