July 2012

Philadelphia06 Jul 2012 08:12 pm

The Philadelphia Water Department recently announced its proposal to seek rate changes, beginning October 1, 2012.

Five public hearings have been scheduled to provide customers with an overview of PWD’s programs and services and an opportunity to comment and ask questions. These are open to all members of the public. The Water Department will give a brief presentation about the rate increase process and will be available to answer questions. Food and refreshemets will also be avialable! Here’s the schedule:

When:   Monday, July 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Where: Philadelphia Senior Center, 509 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
*Spanish Language and Sign interpreter will be present
*meeting will be streaming live at www.phillycam.org/pwdrates

When:    Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where:   Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Wolcoff Auditorium, 5800 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128

When:   Thursday, July 12, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Holy Family University, Campus Center Conference Room 115, 9801 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19114

When:    Monday, July 16, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where:   YMCA North Philadelphia, 1400 N. Broad Street (Broad and Master Sts), Philadelphia, PA 19121
*Spanish language interpreter will be present

When:     Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where:    White Rock Baptist Church, 5240 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139

Philadelphia02 Jul 2012 10:58 am

PECO News Release

PHILADELPHIA (June 28, 2012) – PECO is urging customers to be aware of a scam that has made its way across the United States and now into the Philadelphia area. The scam, which has been reportedly taking place through social media, text message, telephone, and U.S. Mail, claims that United States President Barack Obama is providing funding to help customers pay their utility bills.

As part of the scam, customers are being asked to provide their social security numbers and other personal identification information. The scam alleges that a payment will be made, from a Federal Reserve bank account directly to their electric or natural gas account.

“We want to make our customers aware of this scam and any potential issues so they can protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft and other fraudulent activities,” said Mark Alden, PECO vice president of Customer Operations.

PECO offers these tips to help customers avoid falling for the scam:

Never provide your social security number, or banking or credit card information over the phone, unless you have initiated the call.
• If you receive a call allegedly from PECO and are pressured for immediate payment or for personal information, hang up and call PECO directly at 1-800-494-4000.
• Never provide anyone access to your home who claims to be from PECO, or a contractor working for PECO, unless the visit has been scheduled and the person has proper identification. Customers can always contact the company at 1-800-494-4000 to confirm an official visit.

PECO customers who have been contacted regarding this scam are asked to call PECO immediately at 1-800-494-4000 to report the incident. PECO’s Security Group will work with local authorities to investigate the incident.

Beautification and Capitolo and Cleanup and Columbus Square and Communication and Education and Event and Fundraising and Gold Star Park and Planning and Town Watch and Trash & Recycling and Trees and Volunteers and Zoning01 Jul 2012 09:20 am

We’re giving you a summer vacation from General Meetings for July and August, so we’ll see you in September with updates from our committees who have been busy working straight through these hot months to make Passyunk Square even better!  Speaking of committees, our 2012 Board of Directors and Committees have been announced:

Pam Zenzola, President
Angel D’Ippolito, Vice-President Outreach
Sarah Anton, Treasurer and Beautification Committee Co-Chair
Karin Morris, Secretary and Planning Committee Chair
Christine Knapp, Immediate Past President
Andrew Emma, Beautification Committee Co-Chair
Chris DiCapua, Parks Liaison
Ilene Wilder, Fundraising and Events Committee Chair
Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee
Cassie Knox, Communications Committee Chair

Beautification Clean-ups, plantings, banners, block efforts
co-chairs: Andrew Emma and Sarah Anton
Communications Public relations, external communication
chair: Cassie Knox
Zoning Monitoring zoning change requests
chair: John Digiulio
Outreach Giving every resident of the neighborhood a chance to become involved
chair: Angel D’Ippolito
Safety / Passyunk Square Town Watch
chair: Kim Davis
Trash & Recycling
chair: Carmela Fioretti
Planning Convening stakeholders to help choose what we want the area to look like in the future
chair: Karin Morris
Fund Raising/Sapling Program For association activities
chair: Ilene Wilder
Education Supporting schools in the neighborhood
chair: Open

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