November 2014

Event and Newsletter03 Nov 2014 05:40 pm

languageexchangeiconSouth Philly Language Exchange Program

Do you want to learn some Spanish? Would you like to meet Spanish-speaking neighbors and help them to learn English, while supporting a local Mexican restaurant and building community in Passyunk Square? If so, join us for our next Language Exchange event! We will meet at 7:00 at Don Chucho’s Mexican Restaurant (1108 S. 9th St.) on Thursday, November 20. This event is open to everyone and is informal and fun. If you come, you can order food or not, and you will be made to feel welcome!

Beautification and Newsletter and Trees and Volunteers03 Nov 2014 05:35 pm

Tree Planting – Volunteers Welcome
Saturday, November 15 at 8:45 am, meet at Capitolo Playground to help us plant 25 trees! Email for details or to sign up.

Soak It Up! Adoption Program
PSCA is working with the Philadelphia Water Department this year to ensure that stormwater management installations in our neighborhood – the planters and rain garden at Columbus Square Park, the planter outside the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, the tree trench on 12th Street between Dickinson and Tasker, and the tree trench on 10th Street between Wilder and Reed – are as beautiful as they are effective in keeping our water clean. We’re looking for volunteers to help us monitor these sites. If you are interested in helping out, please email for more information. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

For more information on tree events, Passyunk Gardens, or other projects to beautify the neighborhood, email us at, or visit our web page

Newsletter and Zoning03 Nov 2014 05:30 pm

The Zoning Committee’s next meeting is on Tuesday, November 11, 7pm at Annunciation BVM Church Hall. At this time there is only one case on the agenda: 1246 Federal Street, which is an application for multi-family use.

The results from October’s meeting are as follows:

  • 600 Washington Street: 8-0 Non-Opposition
  • 1213 Peters Street: 8-0 Non-Opposition
  • 1246 Federal Street: Continued to November Meeting

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