What: South Philly Neighborhood Networks Potluck Cookout
When: Saturday, July 15, 1:00 PM
Where: 1438 South 5th Street (5th and Dickinson) Event Description: Mark your calendar for Saturday July 15th from 1 – 3pm.
Recycling is a hot issue in Philadelphia today. Currently the City recycles at a 6% recycling rate. Incentive based Model Programs have brought recycling to levels greater than 90%.
Come hear Maurice Sampson, the City’s first recycling Director, discuss incentive based recycling and how you can bring it to your neighborhood. Continue reading
1st Meeting, Monday, July 10, 2006
The turnout was wonderful last night at the first organizational meeting. Upwards of 100 people turned out: long time residents, newcomers, young families, and seasoned south philly-ers. Continue reading
The next meeting will be on Monday, July 10, at 7 pm. It will be held at John–Nicholas Caterers, 1840 S Camac Street (off Mifflin Street, past 13th).
Plans for the official organization of the civic association will be discussed, including deciding upon a name for the group, its boundaries, and committee members. Please plan to attend!
For further information, contact Kathy.
Quite a bit, we think! Just look at Bella Vista and the turn-around it’s had in the last 10-15 years!
Art Potts of Town Watch Integrated Services came for two nights in June to train and certify folks for town watch in our neighborhood. Being established as an official town watch group is a necessary process towards becoming a recognized civic association in the city.
During the training sessions, Mr. Potts touched upon personal safety issues, the 911 emergency calling system, and tips about how to report crimes and other problems in the neighborhood.
Sample packets of forms for town watch reports were distributed at the meeting. Those who have completed training will receive official photo badges. As a recognized town watch organization, the association would then be eligible for city funding and free additional training programs including CPR and disaster preparedness.
This is the Passyunk Crossing Civic Association and Town Watch website.
Broadly speaking we’re organizing the area from Tasker to Snyder, and from Broad to 9th street. We’re brand new but getting organized.
Watch this space for news, activities, and ways you can get involved.