…And We’re Back!

After a short break for Summer, EPX is back to our regular schedule. The first meeting will be the September General Membership Meeting on Monday, 9/14 at 7pm in the Neumann-Goretti Cafeteria.

The special guest speaker will be Leo Dignam from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to give an update regarding the Parks and Recreation Community Center at 1025 Mifflin Street (fka Tolentine).


Congratulations to NOORD eetcafe and Will BYOB for being named two of the Top 100 Best Restaurant for Foodies by OpenTable.

Here is how the ranking was determined:

Foodies. Gourmands. Epicureans. These are the people seeking adventure on a plate, and our 2015 list of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies honors the restaurants that are serving just that — delicious dishes, from rustic to refined, meant to be shared with both forks and phones. We determined the list of honorees after analyzing more than five million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants across the country — all submitted by verified diners.

Check out our first ever harvest donation day at East Passyunk Crossing Community Gardens. So thrilled to be working with our new partners at Southeastern Asian Mutual Assistance Associocations Coalition (SEAMAAC) and to be able to donate fresh produce to folks who can use it!

Check out this great organization.

Check out our first ever harvest… – East Passyunk Crossing Civic | Facebook

Have you checked out the new Mifflin Triangle Park at 13th and Mifflin Streets? The new benches and chessboard table are such an improvement!

Here’s an article in the South Philly Review feauring quotes from EPX Civic Co-chair Joseph F. Marino.

“[It] started out as a watering hole for the City of Philadelphia police horses and served as such until I was a teenager. It was torn apart and re-paved right before the 1976 National Bicentennial. Sometime during my grad school years it became the unlikely home to a rather undependable lotto kiosk, undependable in that they never seemed to have regular hours,” he said.

He’s enthusiastic about the space getting greened and celebrated the boxing statue that was installed in the spring of 2011.

“The statue, a wonderful homage to middleweight boxing legend and once-resident Joey Gidardello, is a wonderful tribute to our neighborhood’s previous history full of famous boxers and boxing rings,” Marino, a resident of the 1900 block of South Jessup Street, said. On the arrival of Mifflin Triangle, Marino says “I couldn’t be happier or prouder.”