November 2 – 9:30 AM
Our Fall neighborhood clean-up event is this Saturday at 9:30 at the Garden at Neumann Goretti. This time we will focus on preventing Dog Waste along the 10th street trees we planted years ago. We will be building Tree Guards for our trees, placing signs, and cleaning up trash along 10th street and the Neumann – Goretti Campus. Meet at the East Passyunk Crossing Gardens at Neumann – Goretti. 1729 S. 11th St. There will be some light refreshments.

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sanitation

Please see this message from the Streets Department:

The Streets Department is altering two regulations under its Sanitation Code. These changes will affect residents and small businesses that receive City sanitation services.

Effective as of October 1, 2013 there will be a new set-out time for trash and recycling collections citywide. Citizens are able to set-out their trash and recyclables as early as 5:00 PM on the evening before the day of collection from October 1 to March 31. From April 1 to September 30 the set-out time will return to 7:00 PM on the evening before the day of collection. The new regulation will ensure that citizens have the ability to set-out their trash during daylight hours throughout the entire year. This change was enabled by recent City Council legislation.

Effective December 1, 2013 the regulations for setting out mattresses and box springs will also change by requiring residents to bag those items in mattress bags in order to be collected. This regulation change is being instituted to protect against the spread of bed bugs.

Mattresses and box springs that are not properly bagged will not be collected nor accepted at our Sanitation Convenience Centers. Mattress bags are available at many retail stores and on-line.

For more information, please visit philadelphiastreets.com.

Please share this information with your fellow neighbors. Thank you.

windowbox

The East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association Beautification Committee recently acknowledged a home on the 2000 block of South 11th Street as its Fall Window Box Contest winner. Voting occurred over the last two weeks, with the civic entity awarding the top-three entrants with cash prizes. —South Philly Reivew.

 

With 238 votes in, we are pleased to announce the winners in our fall window box competition.

First Place: Barbara, 2000 block of 11st street

Second Place: Don and Benjamin 1300 block of McCelland

Third Place. Adam and Shannon 1700 Bock of 11st street

Thank you to all our participants and voters. An extra Special Thanks to our sponsors, Alphabet Academy!

November 23rd – 9:30 AM – East Passyunk Crossing Gardens at Neumann Goretti High School

Please join us in beautifying our neighborhood on our semi annual Tree Tenders planting event. In partnership with the Philadelphia Horticultural Society we will be planting trees around the neighborhood to help make it more beautiful and environmentally sound. No experience needed! We will provide some brief training prior to the event, break out into groups and plant some trees. There will be a TBD after party when the event is over.

tree planting

November 2 – 9:30 AM
Our fall clean-up is right around the corner! This time we will focus on preventing Dog Waste along the 10th street trees we planted years ago. We will be building Tree Guards for our trees, placing signs, and cleaning up trash along 10th street and the Neumann – Goretti Campus. Meet at the East Passyunk Crossing Gardens at Neumann – Goretti.