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The election for the Passyunk Square Board of Directors will be held at the Passyunk Square Civic Association General Membership meeting on May 6, 2014 at 6:30pm. At the April 1, 2014 General Membership Meeting, the Election Committee will present a slate of nominees who will be on the ballot for the May election. YOU can be on that ballot.

Candidates must meet the following requirements to be on the ballot:

  • The candidate must be an adult (at least 18 years of age) who:
    • Lives or owns property within the neighborhood, or
    • Is a business owner having a principal place of business within the neighborhood
  • The candidate can not have served 10 consecutive years on the Board of Directors immediately prior to this election unless the Board has granted by a ¾ majority vote to extend the term of the candidate

Candidates must present verification of residency, property ownership or business ownership.

Please click on this link for a list of acceptable forms of verification, for information on where to present or send a copy of the verification and for the online candidate information form that must be filled out by 11:59pm on March 28.

6:30pm at Annunciation Church Hall, 10th and Dickinson

It is hard to believe, but I promise spring will be here before you know it. The May flowers will bring not one but two elections on May 6. That day the City of Philadelphia will hold the Primary Election and the Passyunk Square Civic Association Elections Board of Director elections will take place.

Our General Meeting will have two speakers to help prepare us for both elections:

Dan Pohlig, Chair of the Nomination Committee, will present the PSCA Nomination and Election Process. Nominations will be formally submitted at the April Membership Meeting and the Election will occur at the May Membership Meeting. There are 12 Director positions up for election this year. Serving on the Board is a great way to make your neighborhood a better place while getting to know some great neighbors. Find out more at the meeting! Info will be available on our website starting Wednesday.

Gregg Kravitz, a Deputy Commissioner from the Office of City Commissioner Al Schmidt, will be giving a presentation on the department’s new website, www.philadelphiavotes.comGregg will also be available to answer any questions about voting in the upcoming May Primary Election.

We will also have a presenter to give us the inside scoop on the Bike Share program in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is preparing to join other leading cities, including Washington, Boston, Chicago, New York, Denver, Toronto, Montreal, London and Paris, in deploying a bike sharing system that will provide convenient, on-demand access to bicycles for short distance trips. Bike sharing will be an affordable, healthy, safe, environmentally sustainable addition to Philadelphia’s transportation options. Andrew Stober from the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (and our neighbor) will be here to give us an update on the cities plans.

- Pam Zenzola, President

We know it’s been so cold that it seems like it will never come, but spring is almost here! It’s time to get those seeds started and get the garden ready for planting. We’re always looking for more help at Passyunk Gardens so if you’re interested in getting involved email us at

You can also follow us at and twitter (@passyunkgardens) to hear about upcoming events and workshops. We hope to do a seed starting workshop sometime in March so if you’re interested in that please get in touch!

- Sarah Anton and Andrew Emma, Beautification Committee Chairs

We’ll be planting just a few trees on April 26th and doing some pruning and mulching on some others. It’s always a fun day out in the neighborhood so be sure to mark your calendars and join us. More details to come in April. If you’re interested in getting a tree next fall you can download an application at or email us at

- Sarah Anton and Andrew Emma, Beautification Committee Chairs

Join for our first monthly cleanup on Saturday, March 29th 2014 from 9:30 to 12 noon.

We will meet at the Passyunk Gardens (E. Passyunk Ave and Wharton Streets) to pick up supplies and decide on a location for the cleanup; bring your own gloves. It’s been (and still is) a tough winter and our streets need a lot of attention. Come help us make our wonderful neighborhood the best it can be.

- Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee Chair

The City of Philadelphia’s 7th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup is to be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 (rain date is Saturday, April 12, 2014).

This is always a great event for our civic and a good way to meet new neighbors. Volunteers are needed to make the Annual Spring Cleanup a success. Additional details on signing up for the cleanup will be supplied once we get more information from the City website.

- Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee Chair

We are excited to announce our first document shredding event in the neighborhood on Saturday, May 31st from 10-12. It will be held at the parking lot of Reed & East Passyunk Ave.

We have contracted with ProShred for our onsite shredding event. The documents will be permanently destroyed as you watch and the paper will be recycled!
As we gear up for spring cleaning and tax season, consider putting together your old documents and bring them to our shredding event.

A suggested donation of $5 is requested to cover the cost of the service

- Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee Chair

There have been big changes at our neighborhood grocery store, Acme.  If you haven’t been in there lately, stop in and check out all the new products. From the beautiful fresh cut flowers to the expanding line of organic products, Acme is happy to be responding to the demands of our community. Stay tuned for the Grand Opening announcement. And when you do shop, please take a moment to fill out the survey online, the web address is on your receipt.  Fill out the survey and be eligible for a gift card. Support our sponsors and our local businesses – they help make our community strong!

- Ilene Wilder, Sponsors Committee Chair

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