The entrance to East Passyunk Avenue never looked so inviting. Take a moment to stop and smell the roses and other beautiful plants our “Clean and Green” Committee has started potting at the triangle of Passyunk, McKean and Broad. Two humongous flower pots and a reworked Jardiniere, in front of the Wachovia bank, have all the makings of a secret garden. Thanks to the support of Wachovia, the East Passyunk Business Improvement District, and EPX! Special thanks to C&G Committee chair Tim Lidiak and our own “Mr. Green-Jeans” Jeff Goldman and crew for the excellent job. So nice to see the gorgeous variety of plants so finely husbanded, excelsior!

Three townwatch walks are scheduled in April:

  • April 4th (Wednesday) at 7:00pm
  • April 18th (Wednesday) at 7:00pm
  • April 27th (Friday) at 7:00pm

All walks start at the corner of 11th and Mifflin Streets at 7:00pm.

**Walks are scheduled on the first and third Wednesdays and the fourth Friday of each month starting at the corner of 11th & Mifflin Streets at 7:00pm**

Questions or want to get involved? Email us at townwatch at epcrossing dot org!!

April’s Zoning Committee meeting will held on Wednesday, April 25th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. The meeting will be held at the St. Agnes Continuing Care Center (Broad and McKean) in the Neumann Room. Ask the receptionist for directions.

AGENDA forthcoming. See draft minutes from zoning committee meeting 3.28.07

Questions or want to get involved? Email us at zoning at epcrossing dot org!

Of possible interest to history buffs and anyone who’s keeping an eagle eye out for news about EPX’s upcoming Spring Thing: in addition to kid’s activities, a flea-market, and the much-promised bake sale, we will be very pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Juliani, professor of sociology at Villanova University, who has just published a book of potential local interest.

In Priest, Parish, and People, Dr. Juliani follows the growth and development of the earliest Italian immigrant community–which grew up around St. Mary Magdalen dePazzi near 8th and Christian, the first Italian parish founded in the country–through its first half century in Philadelphia. Continue reading

Many of you may know that tomorrow is my birthday and the IRS came through with an early present.


So take out those check books and make out your donations to East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and Town Watch. Mail them to 1117 Emily Street or hand them to me or any board member. Please note that all donations made after September 21, 2006 – our official PA State Incorporation date – are now tax deductible!

Support our neighborhood businesses on East Passyunk Avenue for the second annual Flavors of the Avenue Festival! Come out this Saturday, April 21, from noon to 4 PM on Passyunk between Tasker and Morris Streets for food and wine tasting, live music, and a fashion show. Join the fun on one of Philadelphia’s most dynamic dining streets. Learn more here!