April 2011


Beautification and Cleanup and Event and Trash & Recycling29 Apr 2011 03:45 pm


PSCA is partnering up with our neighbors to the east, the SoPhilly Community Group, to clean up 6th Street from Wharton to Mifflin. This stretch sits right on the border between our two groups and is a major thoroughfare heading south. As such it could use a little extra special attention. Please come join us for our 2nd SoPhilly Street Cleanup event taking place on Sunday, May 1st on 6th Street!

The MAYDAY 6th Street Cleanup will begin at noon. Please meet at Gold Star Park to sign-in starting at 11:30am.  Pretzels and water will be available!  We look forward to seeing you there!

What: MAYDAY 6th Street Cleanup
When: Sunday, May 1, 12-3pm
Where: Meet at Gold Star Park – 6th and Wharton

Neighbors working together to improve the neighborhood through positive action.

Wear your red shirts with neighbors.

More info?  email trash@sophilly.org

Volunteers29 Apr 2011 01:45 pm

On April 26, five of PSCA’s most dedicated and hardworking volunteers saw their numerous efforts rewarded with a ticket to Game 7 of the Flyers-Sabres series. The mayor’s office generously provided the tickets as a way for PSCA to recognize citizens who volunteered their time and energy to serving their community. (That and the mayor’s office recognized that there happen to be a lot of Flyers fans in Passyunk Square.) Below are a couple of pictures from the event attended by John Digiulio, Ben Cardell, Cassie Knox, Thomas McKernan, and Rob Flint (pictured below from L to R, appropriately dressed for the occasion).

John DiJulio, Ben Cardell, Cassie Knox, Thomas McKernan and Rob Flint

Cassie has been especially helpful in helping to publicize our happy hours and fundraising events as well as taking the lead in organizing those events. Rob leads our Town Watch and can be found every second Saturday at 11am at 11th and Wharton waiting to lead another group of neighbors on a lookout for trouble spots in the neighborhood. Ben has taken the lead on organizing a number of events including heading up the publicity for our 7th Annual Plant Sale (more about that below). John has been the chair of the Passyunk Square Zoning Committee for several years now and is working hard to ensure that the neighborhood is heard in all developments that seek use or building permits outside of what is legally zoned. And Thomas has been one of our most dedicated tree planters, tree tenders and beautification volunteers (he’s also the man to talk to about getting a recycling bin).

Special thanks again to those five and to everyone who volunteers their time and effort to making Passyunk Square a great place to live. Please know that all of your hard work does not go unrecognized and that if opportunities like this present themselves again, we will be sure to pass them along. Also, we would like to publicly thank the mayor’s office for using tickets provided to them by the teams to recognize volunteers and those who serve the community. (And if the Flyers would like to thank PSCA for providing the good luck charm for their Game 7 victory, we’ll be more than happy to accept tickets to the next series!)

Event29 Apr 2011 09:50 am

Left out of today’s email blast was the mention that in addition to Sam Sherman from PARC, PSCA will be having a representative from the Philadelphia Parking Authority in attendance as we discuss parking enforcement for greater safety in the neighborhood. The board has been in discussion with the PPA over parking issues that include the tendency of cars to park on sidewalks or in crosswalks. Come to Tuesday’s meeting for an update and to get your own parking related questions addressed.

What: Parking issues discussion at PSCA General Meeting
Where: South Philadelphia Older Adults Center, East Passyunk Avenue and Dickinson Street
When: Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-8:30pm

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