November 2013


Uncategorized04 Nov 2013 05:00 pm

This Tuesday, November 5 is an important day, being both an Election Day in Philadelphia and the PSCA General Meeting. On your way home from work, stop by your polling location then head on over to the PSCA meeting at Annunciation Church Hall (10th and Dickinson) at 6:30pm. Come to the GM to hear about what is in store, as your calendars for November and December will be filled with PSCA activities and events!

In addition to updates from the various PSCA committees we will have two presentations:

The South Philly Food Co-op recently surpassed the 500 member-owner mark and is well on its way of reaching its next major milestone of 600 at which point it will be looking to sign a lease with contingencies for a location. In the meantime, the Real Estate Committee and Board of Directors continue to search for and evaluate potential spots while other committees work on attracting new members, organizing great get-togethers for current and prospective members and spread the word about the Co-op to increase awareness throughout the neighborhood. A representative of the South Philly Food Co-op will be at our general membership meeting to tell us a little more about what the Co-op is, how it will benefit this part of the city, what kind of progress its volunteers have made and how YOU can become a part of it. More information can be found at www.southphillyfoodcoop.org.

Jackson’s Green Day – The planning is complete, the steps are now underway for the construction of the rooftop garden at Andrew Jackson school. Steve Viscelli one of the visionary leaders of this project will be on hand to give a presentation of the plans for the building of the garden, the ribbon cutting event and how the garden will play in the student curriculum. The community celebration will take place on November 23 from 2-4pm.

-Pam Zenzola, President

Town Watch04 Nov 2013 04:59 pm

The PSCA has been invited to participate in Police Station Visitor’s Week by taking a limited number of neighbors on a tour of the 3rd District’s police station at 11th and Wharton. Each participant will be required to complete a questionnaire about his/her assessment of the district’s operations. The questionnaire will focus on community orientation, physical conditions, transparency and accountability, treatment of the public, and detention conditions (where applicable).

We are opening up the tour and assessment to our neighbors on a first-come, first-served basis. The tour is limited to 10 participants and will occur on November 8th at 8:30am for approximately 2 hours. If you are interested in participating in this program, please email outreach@passyunk.org.

-Angel D’Ippolito, Vice President

 

Planning04 Nov 2013 04:57 pm

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission held the first public meeting for the Washington Avenue Transportation and Parking Study on Oct. 23. For more information and to view the presentation, visit:

Press coverage:
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/A_fix_for_South_Phillys_crash-plagued_Washington_Ave.html

To access the meeting presentation:
http://www.phila.gov/CityPlanning/plans/Pages/washingtonavenue.aspx

-Karin Morris, Secretary and Planning Committee Chair

 

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