Giving Thanks! Each year, at this time, the Board of EPX through the generosity of our membership and area businesses, works to complete our annual charitable giving campaign!  Donations are tax deductable as EPX is a 501(c)(3) exempt charitable organization! Donations may also be made at the November and December General Membership meetings or through the Paypal link on this website.EPX donations start, each year, with a gift to a local area food bank. The Philadelphia Access Center (PAC) at 11th & Mifflin Streets supplies turkeys to over a dozen neighbors in our area and EPX provides the rest of their Thanksgiving dinner.  Everything from salad to cranberry sauce, stuffing to green beans, mashed potatoes to gravy…and more.  The hard work of gathering donations, shopping and delivering these items falls to our Treasurer Millie Ruffino, our Recording Secretary Jo Cardillo and Marketing/Events Chair Pat Pitt.  Let’s give these ladies a great big round of applause!!!

The 2011 Philly Bagged Leaf Drive will begin Monday, November 7, and will end Friday, December 16. There will be curbside collection of bagged leaves citywide.

Only bagged leaf collection will be offered. There will be no mechanical leaf collection. This program is offered to citizens receiving City collection of trash and recycling materials.

Leaves will only be collected in brown paper biodegradable bags, which can be purchased at most major hardware or home improvement stores. The Streets Department does not provide them.

Set leaf bags out next to trash and recyclables on your regular trash day. Leaves set out in plastic bags will be collected as trash, not recycling. Never mix trash or other recyclable materials with bagged leaves. This contaminates leaves and makes them unfit for recycling and composting purposes. Use as many bags as needed, maximum 40 lbs. each. No collection will occur on a City holiday. Bagged leaves may also be taken to any of the three

Sanitation Convenience Centers: 3033 s. 63rd St (63rd & Passyunk Ave.) OR Domino Lane OR Umbria Street OR State Road & Ashburner St.

View FAQ and information on the Streets Department websites at www.phila.gov/streets and www.philadelphiastreets.com  OR Call 311 or the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit at 215-686-5560.

Want to live on a cleaner block? Would you like your storefront to become a Litter-Free Zone?

It’s time to take the pledge.

Contact us about how we can work together to un-litter your block or storefront and show our neighborhood a little respect.

Join us on Saturday, October 15, from 10 am to 1 pm as we join with several local civics and City agencies to officially launch the UnLitter Us initiative in our neighborhood and give our neighborhood a little TLC in the form of a good old fashioned cleanup.

Block captains, be sure to invite all residents on your block!Please help spread the word to your neighbors! Contact us to request promotional postcards or flyers.The UnLitter Us South Philly Launch is hosted by: East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association, South Broad Street Neighborhood Association, Lower Moyamensing Civic Association, Newbold Civic Association, Newbold Neighbors Association, Passyunk Square Civic Association, South Philadelphia High School, and the South Philly Review.***In partnership with: The Philadelphia Streets Department, Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, RecycleBank and the Department of Licenses and Inspection. 

EPX Public Safety Committee and  SEPTA have worked together to address an issue in the 1800 block of S. Iseminger St. (Known to life-long residents as “The Oaks.”) This small, curved street that is too narrow for most cars has been a nuisance for decades. Over the years, the lack of house-fronts and limited foot/car traffic caused this dark “alley” to be a hang-out for many types of unsafe behavior by strangers and residents alike!  The second biggest problem, beyond the lack of routine traffic had been that at night there was no artificial light. The city was unable to place a street light on the block because of a technicality involving the light on the 1900 block of Iseminger at Mifflin. BUT thanks to EPX’s Public Safety Committee  and Councilman DiCicco’s office SEPTA agreed to add floodlights to two sides of their Mifflin Street sub-station and viola, one less darkened corner sees EPX “Lights On” For Public Safety!

UPDATE: SEPTA, at the behest of EPX, recently resurfaced the sidewalks on the 13th street side of the substation and repaired some pavement on Mifflin street as well!

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N.B. This is only the beginning of a much larger project involving revitalizing this SEPTA sub-station. EPX with Department of Community and Economic Development funds (courtesy of Senator Farnese’s office) SEPTA and Murals Arts have just begun talks to turn this “sow’s ear into a silk purse”…stay turned to this web site for details!

GOT DRUGS?
Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Closest spot to EPX is the SHOPRITE 24TH ST. & OREGON AVE.and the PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT will supervise!

Visit www.dea.gov or call 215-238-572 for OTHER collection sites near you!
For more information please visit www.dea.gov

The February EPX Public Safety and Sanitation Committee meeting will be held on Monday, Febuary 21, at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Everyone is welcome.
The meeting will be held at the NEW EPX OFFICES 1729 S. 11th Street!!!

On the campus of Ss. John Neumann-Maria Goretti High School. (Previously the Convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph) The New Office is the middle building of the three located just north of the main school.

Have any questions or want to get involved? Email us at townwatch @ epcrossing.org .