• Beautification Meeting – Tuesday, May 19, 7:00pm – (NG Conference Room)
  • Education Meeting – Tuesday, May 19, 7:00pm – (NG 217 – EPX Office)
  • Fundraising/Events Meeting – tbd
  • Outreach – Monday, May 18, 7:00pm – (NG 217 – EPX Office)
  • Zoning/Planning – Wednesday, May 13, 7:00pm – (NG Cafeteria) No May Zoning Meeting



On Friday, 8-22-14 at 7:38 am, an elderly male responded to a knock on his front door. When he opened the door the female offender handed him a card that stated “I CAN HELP YOU”. The female attempted to get into the home while grabbing the complainant around the waist area, the complainant was able to push the female out of his doorway but the offender took his wallet.

Everyone is reminded to use caution when someone knocks on your door.

Offender is described as a black female in her late 30’s, 5’7”, 130 lbs, dark skin, curly hair, white t shirt, dark jeans.

This may be the same female who knocked on a door on at 100 Porter Street where the female offender asked an elderly woman for a glass of water, the resident allowed the offender inside her home and her purse was stolen. Report taken 8-22-14 at 9am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Detectives at 215-686-3013 or submit a Tip at PhillyPolice.com refer to DC# 14-03-049193.

P/O Michael Duffy #7441
3rd District Crime Prevention Officer


On 06/18/14 the Complainant reported that at 4:05pm she heard a knock on the door (on the 1900 block of South 10th Street) and when she answered the door there was a male wearing a white hard hat stating there was a gas main leak and he needed to check her house. The male was able to convince her to go to the basement with him to turn on the faucets. While in the basement she heard footsteps upstairs. #1 offender attempted to keep her downstairs by standing in front of the steps, but she pushed passed him and went up to the 1st floor where she observed a second male in her living room. When the Complainant asked the second male what he was doing in her house the 1st male stated that he was his boss. The 1st male spoke Spanish to the 2nd male, complainant believes that the male stated “I believe she understands”. She picked up the phone and the males fled the location.

Offender’s Description:

#1 Spanish/Mexican Male, Late 20’s, 5’06-5’07, 145 lbs, dark complexion, white hard hat, black and white checkered shirt, black pants, black belt, black shoes, black leather gloves

#2 Spanish/Mexican Male, mid 40’s, 5’09-5’10, 275 lbs, dark complexion, black baseball hat, black t-shirt, black shirts, black socks, black shoes, black leather gloves


*Ask to see the person’s identification before you allow them in your home.

*Look to see if there is a public utility truck nearby.

*If you’re not convinced they are legitimate workers, Call 911 to have police

investigate the person prior to letting them in your home.


The Greater Philadelphia region is a cold place to be during the winter, especially if you do not have a warm coat.
Be part of the Greater Philadelphia Cares 17th Annual Winter Coat Drive.

Last year over 130 businesses, civic groups and individuals collected 6000 new and gently used coats that were distributed throughout the region…and EPX donated 79!

Every year, thousands of men, women, and children in the Greater Philadelphia region live through the cold winter season without a coat to keep warm. You may help provide them with this basic necessity. This event is a reminder that there are thousands of people whose only holiday wish is a warm coat for their children, parents, or themselves.

Bring your new or “gently used” winter coat(s) to the January 6, 2014 EPX General Membership meeting held at the Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School!

At our last general meeting (on the 6th of May) it was announced during the Public Safety report that there have been a spate of burglaries in our area recently; typically, the perpetrator had gained access to houses by way of front door mail slots. The good news is, it appears that Philadelphia Police apprehended the culprit. Read the following article out of the South Philly Review here.

To the Editor:

The article (“East Passyunk eases drivers’ parking dilemmas,” Sept. 27) failed to mention the involvement of the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association (EPX) in brokering the arrangement with Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School.

The EPX board is thrilled about the booming eateries and shops on East Passyunk Avenue and has worked in partnership with many of them. Paradiso, Alphabet Academy and Cantina Los Cabillitos have all won our community service award for their outreach to the neighborhood. In addition, EPX maintains a great working relationship with the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corp. (PARC), and the East Passyunk Avenue Buisness Improvement District (EPABID). These relationships have helped our neighborhood thrive.

EPX heard about the need for parking lot space from PARC and the EPABID and saw the opportunity for revenue, in the way of tuition funds for Neumann-Goretti. The arrangement we brokered was a triple-win: First, we were able to assuage the constant parking complaints of the neighbors who are impacted by the success of the restaurants along the business corridor. Second, the business community, led by EPABID and PARC, gains access to ample parking space a block-and-a-half from the avenue, and third, a well-respected neighborhood institution gains much-needed scholarship funds.

For six years, EPX has striven to meet the needs of its residents. Parking has, and sadly, will always be a concern in our area. This partial parking solution was an EPX idea, and we are very proud of that fact.

Joseph F. Marino and Darren Fava
Co-Chairs, Board of Directors
East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association


Free ID Cards for Kids
Thursday November 8, 5-8pm
11th & Wharton
A representative from New York Life will be in the 3rd Police District providing free ID cards that include your child’s photo & digital fingerprints. Parents must register by November 2, contact Antonell DeFelice at 610-608-9336 for an appointment.