Of possible interest to our neighborhood:

Designers and planners are gathering at Penn’s Landing today to begin their Riverfront Visioning Workshop, and we look forward to see what evocative ideas they have for us on Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, March 3
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Independence Seaport Museum, Penn’s Landing
Reception to follow

Register at www.planphilly.com/registration. Parking at Penn’s Landing is FREE! Just mention that you attending the PennPraxis waterfront event at the Seaport Museum. Continue reading

Saturday January 27th saw over a hundred South Philadelphia residents attend this event at Furness High. Several state representatives and City Councilman DiCicco were among the forum panelists. The leadership of Pennsort Civic, Whitman Council, Passyunk Square, Dickinson’s Narrow, Bella Vista, Northern Liberties and EPX attended. Continue reading

Thursday, January 25th saw 80 people from several South Philly community groups gather at the Palumbo’s Community Center to hear about current efforts underway to make recycling easier and more widely adopted in our neighborhoods.

RecycleNOW representative and volunteer co-ordinator Maurice Sampson talked about the steps needed to have weekly single-stream recycling become a reality in our city and especially in our neighborhoods. (Single-stream recycling means all paper, glass, plastic, and organic would be collected at curbside.) Pilot projects for Chestnut Hill and West Oak Lane have seen 90% recycling rates versus the average 5% of the remainder of the city without this sort of recycling pickup service.

The organizing committee for the South Philly chapter of RecycleNOW is being spearheaded by Continue reading

A hearing to renew NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems) permits from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) was held at Fels Family Center on 1/23. Some 40 people, including representatives from PWD and PA Dept of Environmental Protection and a dozen neighbors, were present. Continue reading