September 2009

Beautification and Trash & Recycling24 Sep 2009 02:25 pm

The Passyunk Square Civic Association Street Cleaning Pilot Program resumes today! On Thursday, September 24, and Friday, September 25, Ready Willing & Able workers will return to our neighborhood to sweep all major streets of litter. Last month 3,750 pounds of litter were removed from the streets!

If you appreciate this program, we need your help to keep it going. Make a donation to Passyunk Square Civic either through our PayPal account, which can be accessed on this website, or by sending a check to P.O. Box 18052, Philadelphia PA 19147.

Many thanks to our partners, Capitolo Playground, Columbus Square Park, and Gold Star Park, for allowing their sites to be used for bag collection. Also kudos to the Philadelphia Streets Department for collection, State Rep. Babette Josephs for her generous support, and to all the neighbors and businesses that have supported this effort over the years.

Enjoy this article from the South Philly Review about the program.

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by Amanda Snyder

Capitolo14 Sep 2009 02:13 pm

The Capitolo Community Garden is enjoying its first year with great success. We have accomplished many improvements including removal of fencing and providing a drainage network and will continue to make improvements into the future. There are 45 members currently gardening. A waiting list has been established. For questions, comments and related info, contact Kim at

Beautification and Zoning13 Sep 2009 06:31 pm

The PSCA Zoning Committee will be holding a special meeting for the proposed development at 1233 South Broad St on Tuesday September 15th, 2009 at 6:30. The meeting will be held at Methodist Hospital (Broad & Ritner Sts) in the Morgan Conference Room (Basement Level). The original proposal was for the construction of a 6-story mixed use building.

PHS will soon be announcing the folks who will receive trees for the 2009 Fall tree planting. Stay tuned. PSCA encourages everyone who receives a tree to participate in the 2009 Fall Planting. This is a fun event where neighbors can meet one another and help contribute to greening our community. Questions and comments may be sent to