Many residents in our neighborhood will see a significant increase in their 2014 property tax thanks to the Actual-value Initiative (AVI). However, if you meet certain requirements involving the length of time you’ve lived in your home and your income, you may qualify for relief from the Longtime Owner Occupants Program (LOOP).

From the City’s website:

We have seen many positive changes to our neighborhoods. And with those changes some home values have risen, causing some longtime homeowners to face potentially steep increases in their tax bills. Homeowners with substantial changes in their property assessment may qualify for a discount on Real Estate Taxes with the Longtime Owner Occupants Program (LOOP).

Check if your home qualifies for LOOP and how much you can save.

Read more here.


Thursday, December 5, 5-9pm
EPA & Tasker

PARC and EPABID celebrate the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree at 5pm at the Singing Fountain with carolers from Alphabet Academy, music by students from Andrew Jackson School, a visit from Santa Claus, and free food/drink samples from Avenue restaurants. At 7pm kick off our “Deck the Ave” holiday promotion and stroll down the Avenue for holiday music, shopping til 9pm, dinner and drink specials, and more.

For a list of dining deals and shopping promotions, click here.

Fountain Tree


Saturday, November 30.

Avoid the chaos of the mall and big-box stores this year by doing your shopping on East Passyunk Avenue! For a list of all the of the special running for Small Business Saturday, click here.

If you’re a member of the South Philly Food Co-op you can get even more savings at participating stores. Check out the food co-op’s Shop South Philly program here.

Download newsletter here.

East Passyunk Crossing Civic
Association Co-Sponsors English As A
Second Language Program

Anna Reed, Chair of Outreach and Events of
East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association (pictured
with ESL students below), recently paid a visit to one of
United Communities’ English As A Second Language
EPX is a proud co-sponsor of the program providing
much needed books and learning materials for the
students. Anna stated, “East Passyunk Crossing Civic
Association (EPX) has made it a priority to include and
help everyone in our community. Part of what makes our
neighborhood so vibrant and strong is the large immigrant
population, so sponsoring an ESL class seems like a
perfect fit for us. Foreign languages have always been a
passion of mine so it was fun to see learning from the
other side. The students were all enthusiastic and the
teacher kept the class moving forward and based in real
life situations. What I enjoyed most about my visit was
seeing the students help each other. This resonated with
me because it seemed to exemplify what EPX is about:
working and helping each other achieve a common goal.”


The Tolentine Center on 11th and Mifflin is re-envisioning itself – and one of the ideas is to have a public park open weekends and weekdays (now it is just open weekdays and it isn’t designed really like a park). If you fill out this survey within the next few days – you could make a difference in what they decided to do with the park!!!

Please fill it out – you can also express your interests in new programming for you and your family!

Tolentine Website