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.”

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Neighbors and friends gathered at St. Monica’s Lanes on Friday, June 12th to kick off EPX Civic’s bowling night fundraiser, featuring unlimited bowling, air hockey, and plenty of food and beer to incite competitive spirits and a night of fun.

The night served as the first of the upcoming summer socials, which work to bring EPX neighbors together to enjoy the neighborhood and to raise money for community outreach, charitable giving, and neighborhood beautification efforts.

Check out what attendees had to say about why they decided to come out and what they love about EPX—and be sure to attend our next summer social.

“There’s a lot of pizza shops!” – Matthew D.

(Special thanks to local shops Birra, Francoluigi’s, City Pizza, NY Italian Style Bakery, and Triangle Tavern for their catering!)

“I’m from South Philly but for the last five years I’ve been living in the East Passyunk neighborhood. I came out tonight because I’m very happy to have such an active and vibrant neighbor association. It’s great being around people who enjoy being where they live.” – Christopher Santenello [SP]

“I just joined the Beautification Subcommittee and it’s great. What I love about my neighborhood is the food places—especially Francoluigi’s—and the neighbors.” – Hannah Chatterjee

“Tonight, I hope a lot of people show up and have a good time. I kind of hope I win something on the raffle. We have a couple of meet-and-greets coming up but summer is typically a time for relaxing so that’s why our summer socials are purely about fun.” – Lee Tharps (right)

“I’ve lived in the neighborhood for forty years. I was one of the cofounders of EPX when we started about eight or nine years ago. I love the changes that are occurring—the young coming in and the old staying… it’s a great mix.” – Millie Ruffino

“My husband is the Chair of the Beautification Committee so I am here to support him and the civic association. What I love the most about living here is the awesome community.” – Whitney Simone (far right)

“What I like about this neighborhood is Southwark School. It’s very convenient and everything’s right here.” – Trish Downey

Ultimately, EPX is more than just boundaries in South Philly—it’s a community filled with dedicated members (and pizza lovers!). Come out and support the next event and interact on a more meaningful level with your neighborhood.

Check out this story on Philly.com.

Click on a Google map of East Passyunk Crossing, a South Philadelphia neighborhood a few blocks from the explosive restaurant and retail scene of East Passyunk Avenue. Then zoom in on the territory bounded by Broad and 11th, Tasker and McKean Streets.
You’re looking at one hot real-estate micromarket. Arguably, the hottest of all the spots south of Center City now jumping off the sale-price charts, as documented by local Realtors and residents, Philadelphia transaction records, and a database of city property information available at philly.com/prop.

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EPX will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, April 21st at 7PM in the Neumann-Goretti Cafeteria with Councilman Squilla, representatives from Parks and Recreation, and representatives of Tolentine Community Center to discuss the future of the Tolentine site (1025 Mifflin St) and greater public access and neighborhood involvement. Please come to this meeting with your best ideas to enhance public access (e.g., dog park, community garden, playground, etc.) to provide direction for this important publicly-owned site.

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