Join EPX on Sunday October 5th as we sponsor a table at The St. Nicholas Italian Festival! The event, which closes the neighborhood’s Catholic church autumn celebrations, begins at noon with a procession of the saints. The day continues with games, fine food, live music and fireworks ending the event at 9:00 p.m. EPX will staff our table from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m.  Learn the dates and times of our next scheduled clean-ups, membership meetings, town watch walks and other activities.  Sign up as a NEW MEMBER AND BE ENTERED IN TO A FREE RAFFLE, become a Block Captain and get TWO FREE RAFFLE TICKETS! Find out what EPX can do for each of us as a community, and what you can do to help EPX in our efforts to improve our already wonderful neighborhood.  Come out and support your civic association!!!

July 2008 saw the next step in EPX opening our corporate office. EPX has had access to the space for several months and signed a contract in May leasing the property for $1.00 a month. This very generous arrangement is courtesy of the owner Senator Vincent J. Fumo, who also spent thousands of dollars repairing and upgrading the roof, electric, plumbing and masonry.

The interior had some clean-up and clean-out issues being vacant for some 17 years, BUT a little old-fashioned kitchen sense and elbow grease and the contractors started their work! Next up wall repair, painting and new ceiling and flooring which began today.

Followed by some “new-to-us” furniture donations and “left-over” art from both the auction and the flea market and we are set to role! New awning with EPX signage and some small bureaucratic paper filing, barring no other snafus, will see EPX opening our office in conjunction with the association’s second anniversary celebrations!

Special thanks, in addition to our good friend Senator Fumo, to our other friends at local bank branches; Beneficial, Conestoga and St. Edmond’s for renovation funding! Special appreciation to an anonymous friend who may be footing the awning-sign bill!

The May EPX Planning and Zoning Committee meeting will held on Wednesday, May 28th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome.

RESCHEDULED to June 25th meeting: 2037 S. 10th Street – Request for storage of 4 cars on the first floor and two apartments on the second floor in the existing structure.

The meeting will be held at the St. Agnes Continuing Care Center (Broad and McKean) in the Neumann Room. Ask the front for directions.

Questions or want to get involved? Email us at zoning

Just an average Saturday for most of us in EPX; sleeping late, running to Black and Brew for java, shopping, walking the dog etc. Well let me tell you the Board of EPX was on the streets of the ‘hood doing our membership proud!

– Some board members were busy cleaning out the new proposed EPX office space.

– Some board members were busy cleaning up our new eastern boundary of 8th street from Tasker to Snyder.

– Some board members were busy staffing the EPX table at the EPA BID Flavors of the Avenue event.

Hats off to all our hard working volunteers, especially those leading by example!