August 2012

Volunteers06 Aug 2012 09:21 am

Our brand new Neighborhood Ambassador Program will be introduced at our upcoming general membership meeting in September.  The Passyunk Square Neighborhood will be divided into 8 areas, and we are actively seeking Neighborhood Ambassadors to represent each area.  Neighborhood Ambassadors will help keep residents in their respective area informed of PSCA events and meetings, and help us to create a deeper connection with all residents of our community. We are also looking to recruit Language Specialists to assist the Neighborhood Ambassadors on an as-needed basis with our non-English speaking neighbors.  Regular meetings will be held with the Ambassadors for guidance and encouragement.  A goal of the program is to continue to recruit new ambassadors over time in order to divide up into even smaller sections from the original 8 areas.  Please join us in September to learn more about this new program and to find out how you can become involved.

Trash & Recycling06 Aug 2012 09:20 am

One of PSCA’s ongoing goals is to reduce the amount of litter in our neighborhood.  We are calling one of our latest initatives the Trash Think Tank.  This is a collaborative effort with the other South Philly civic associations (LoMo, Newbold, and EPX) to contact our local businesses that offer food or beverage take-out to advise them of a code requirement to provide a trash receptacle outside of their premises during business hours – separate from the big belly or city trash cans.  The Streets Enforcement Department is planning to fine businesses that are not complying with this code.  If a business is found to be in non-compliance, there is a first-time fee of up to $90 plus court fees.

In order to educate business owners on the requirement, we have been visiting businesses with take-out service to educate them on the code so that they can avoid fines.  In addition, we are working with our local businesses to show them that a cleaner store front equals more customers.  Merchants that do a good job will be recognized by our civic association and will receive free advertising.

Over the next month we will publish a list of take-out businesses that have had or recently added a trash can so you can personally thank them on your next visit.  We want to let our local businesses know we appreciate their part in keeping our neighborhood clean!

Columbus Square06 Aug 2012 09:20 am

Thursday, August 9th at 6pm

Join your neighbors and bring the kids for Movie Night & Pizza in the Park at Columbus Square Park on Thursday, August 9th.  Beginning at 6pm, pizza is $2.50 a slice with proceeds benefiting the South Philly Parents Resource Center (SPRC) and Columbus Square Park programming.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets and your appetite.  The feature movie will be Madagascar Escape 2 Africa.  Buy a raffle ticket to support SPRC and win wonderful prizes.  Winners will be selected before the movie.  Columbus Square Park is located at 12th and Wharton Streets.

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