On Friday, January 19th mayor John F. Street welcomed roughly 1,000 Philadelphians to discuss public safety issues. Along with many presenters from every aspect of urban life; government agencies, non-profits, social services providers and religious institutions were members of several town watch and civic associations including EPX. We learned of the city’s strategic plans to help ameliorate violence in 2007. Continue reading

On Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm in the Fels South Philadelphia Family Center (2407 South Broad Street) the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is holding a public hearing regarding the proposed reauthorization of the Philadelphia Water Department’s (PWD) Clean Water Act pollution permit.

Please come to the meeting to ask DEP to address some of these issues, and let your friends, family and neighbors know to get the word out. Continue reading

In addition to the officer and committee reports which inform our membership on the progress of the Association, there is another great reason to attend these meetings: monthly presentations by city, corporate and non-profit organizations which give us opportunities to improve our way of living.

What you’ve missed if you haven’t been to a General Meeting lately? Continue reading

January’s General Membership meeting will be on Monday, January 8, 2007 at 7pm in the St. Agnes Continuing Care Center (northwest corner of Broad and McKean).

We’ll recap the busy month of December and welcome the folks from PhillyCarShare for an overview of their innovative and pragmatic model which aims to “maximize the economic, environmental, and social benefits of reduced automobile dependence in the Philadelphia region through community-based car sharing”.

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