The next South Philly Language Exchange will be on Thursday, April 21, at Plaza Garibaldi (935 Washington Avenue). All South Philly Language Exchanges begin at 7:00 pm!

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? The South Philly Language Exchange is a monthly event that brings together English and Spanish speakers over dinner at local restaurants. 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!

imagesThe 9th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup is set forSaturday, April 9th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm! This is a great way for you, your family, your friends and your neighbors to get involved and do your part to keep our City looking its best.Click here to find a Philly Spring Cleanup volunteer group in our neighborhood or across the city.

Our monthly zoning meeting is on Tuesday, April 12from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Saint Maron’s Maronite Church, 1013 Ellsworth St.

 There will be 2 cases:

  • 1226 Gerritt Street: Residential addition
  • 1159 S. 7th Street: Multifamily approval

Our next monthly General Meeting is Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30 pm at theSouth Philadelphia Older Adult Center (SPOAC) at 1430 E. Passyunk Ave.SPOAC is the home for all of our general meetings, which occur on the firstTuesday of every month, except July and August when there are no general meetings.

April is dedicated, as every month should be, to our Earth! Two of our speakers will be on hand to give us a few tips on how we can lessen our impact on our environment and keep our city clean.

Tim Bennett from Bennett Compost will discuss ways in which even living in the city you can compost.

Allison Sands from the Recycle Bank will give us a preview of a new recycling education & outreach initiative from the City.

Meet the Candidates for PSCA’s Board of Directors: This year we have 6 people running for seats on the PSCA Board of Directors. The election will take place on Tuesday, May 3. However, before you head to our polls you may want to meet the candidate. Tuesday at the end of the General Meeting you can meet and greet the nominees. Infofmation about each candidate will be posted on Passyunk.org following the meeting.

Below are the results from our March, 2016 Zoning Meeting:

1152 S 12th:    Application for a coffee house with roasting equipment.  Committee voted 5-3 in opposition due to the lack of hardship specific to the property and concerns of near neighbors regarding the impact of deliveries.

1150 S 12th St.  Application to legalize 2 existing parking spaces.  Committee Vote 8-0 in non opposition.

1224 S. Sheridan St:  Application for 1 story addition to existing 2 story single family.  Committee vote 8-0 Non opposition.

813 Federal:  Application for 2 story addition to existing single family home.  Committee voted 8-0 in oppositio

1100 Washington.  Review of liquor license transfer.  The Committee and community had no objection to the grant of the license transfer.

Our next meeting will be April 12, 7:00 at St. Marson’s

 

La Hoja Informativa más reciente de la PSCA ahora está disponible en español. Haz clic aquí. The most recent PSCA Newsletter is now available in Spanish. Click here.

Soak It Up! Adoption Program Meet & Greet Wednesday, March 16

Interested in learning more about the neighborhood’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and how you can help keep the installations eye-catching and effective at maintaining clean water?

Join us in the formation of a new group of GSI Ambassadors, who will help PSCA spread the word about the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure and report any issues to the Philadelphia Water Department.

While we welcome involvement at any level, we hope to form a solid team of GSI Ambassadors interested in learning about green stormwater infrastructure, assisting with monitoring the local installations, and engaging the neighborhood through fun and educational events and initiatives.

Learn more about the GSI Ambassadors by joining us for a Meet and Greet at B2 (1500 E. Passyunk Ave.) on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 pm or by emailing stormwater@passyunk.org. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

The City of Philadelphia’s 9th Annual Philly Spring Clean Up is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2016, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. The City will help neighbors clean up their blocks by providing a limited number of supplies, such as trash bags and gloves. It will also help by collecting trash and recyclables from your block and in assisting you in planning your clean up.

If you are interested in joining with your neighbors to clean up your block, you must register by either going on line at phillyspringcleanup@phila.gov or downloading an application and mailing it to:
Calrton Williams, Deputy Commissioner, City of Philadelphia – Streets Department, 730 Municipal Services Building, 1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Applications are due no later than April 1, 2016.

If you need help in obtaining an application or supplies, we at Passyunk Square Civic Association can help you. We can also inform the neighborhood through our social media network and perhaps recruit additional volunteers to assist you in cleaning your block. Just contact us at trash@passyunk.org.

Whether you need our help or not, please let us know if your block intends to participate in this year’s Philly Spring Cleanup. As a result of this Cleanup we should have a much cleaner neighborhood and city.

For more information, go to www.philadelphiastreets.com/philly-spring-cleanup.

The next South Philly Language Exchange will be on Thursday, March 24, at Taquitos de Puebla (1149 South 9th St.). All South Philly Language Exchanges begin at 7:00 pm!

 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? The South Philly Language Exchange is a monthly event that brings together English and Spanish speakers over dinner at local restaurants. 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!

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