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Happy Monday! (if there is such a thing) PSA...

Happy Monday! (if there is such a thing) PSA 2 Community meeting on Tuesday, 20th February at 6:00 pm with Lt. Jennifer Foster, location Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts, 3001 Moore St., Cafeteria area. Come and meet the new Community Relations Officer (CRO), John O'Connor.

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    Happy Monday! (if there is such a thing) PSA 2 Community meeting on Tuesday, 20th February at 6:00 pm with Lt. Jennifer Foster, location Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts, 3001 Moore St., Cafeteria area....
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Feb 08

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared This Is ...

    This Is Philly
    IN 👏 CASE👏 Y'ALL 👏 FORGOT👏 Photo: Rob DiRienzo for This Is Philly.
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 05

Still Can't Believe It!

Still Can't Believe It!

    Eagles Super Bowl parade Thursday! Here is the time and route
    For the very first time, the City of Philadelphia will host a parade honoring the Eagles as Super Bowl champions! City officials confirmed that the parade will be held on Thursday. It's expected to begin around 11 a.m. The parade will begin at Broad and Pattison in South Philadelphia, then head north to the Art Museum.
    http://6abc.com

Feb 05

Finally!!!!!! E-A-G-L-E-S !!!!!!!

Finally!!!!!! E-A-G-L-E-S !!!!!!!

    Eagles Super Bowl parade: Date, time, route and other details - Philly
    Eagles fans who have dreamed their entire lives about a Super Bowl victory parade will finally get their chance to celebrate. After the Eagles defeated the Patriots, 41-33, on Sunday, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the Birds' victory parade would take place on Thursday, starting at 11 a.m.
    http://www.philly.com

Feb 01

"Schuylkill Banks announced Wednesday that So...

"Schuylkill Banks announced Wednesday that South to Christian has opened to trail users, extending the trail by another 1,400 feet and closing the gap between the Boardwalk and Grays Ferry Crescent. It’s a soft opening for the trail, with an official dedication following in the spring, according to the Schuylkill Banks, which also asked users to “please stay on paved areas only while plants and grasses become established.” In the meantime, the trail is open and already saw some use on Wednesday by cyclists and pedestrians."

    The South to Christian segment on the Schuylkill River Trail is open
    It's been years in the making, but another portion of the Schuylkill River Trail has opened, this time between South and Christian streets. Schuylkill Banks announced Wednesday that South to Christian has opened to trail users, extending the trail by another 1,400 feet and closing the gap between the Boardwalk and Grays Ferry Crescent.
    https://philly.curbed.com

Jan 31

"The refinery is Philadelphia’s single larges...

"The refinery is Philadelphia’s single largest generator of particulate emission air pollution, according to city data. In the 19145 zip code that Thompson and her son call home, asthma is common among children, and the rates of hospitalization for the ailment are among the highest in the city. The cancer mortality rate too is among the highest in the city. ... Irene Russell is 66 years old and has lived in Grays Ferry all her life. She said her daughter and a couple of her grandsons have asthma, and that some friends have died of cancer. She blames it on the refinery but says she’ll never move out of her neighborhood. “If I’m not in Grays Ferry, then I’m nowhere in Philadelphia — I’ll rather go to Florida,” Russell said."

    With South Philadelphia refinery in bankruptcy proceedings, neighbors see an opportunity for cleaner air
    Zalaka Thompson lives less than a mile from the biggest oil refinery on the East Coast. Though the Schuylkill Expressway separates her home from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) crude facility, she feels its presence daily. Her 14-year old son has asthma and carries an inhaler with him at all times, on the doctor's orders.
    https://whyy.org

Jan 23

Man, 19, shot and wounded in South Philadelphia

It happened at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Wolf and Hemberger streets.

    Man shot and wounded in South Philadelphia
    Police are investigating a shooting in South Philadelphia that left a 19-year-old man injured.
    http://6abc.com

Jan 17

"Governor Wolf made the announcement at The F...

"Governor Wolf made the announcement at The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry in Philadelphia, where he was joined by legislators, local elected officials, store management, staff, and local workers, who were quick to praise the governor’s announcement."

    Gov. Wolf to Modernize Overtime Rules to Provide Fairness for Workers
    Philadelphia, PA - Today, as part of his "Jobs That Pay" initiative, Governor Tom Wolf announced a proposal to strengthen the middle class by modernizing Pennsylvania's outdated overtime rules to increase the pay of nearly half-a-million people to ensure they are compensated fairly for their hard work.
    https://www.governor.pa.gov

Jan 17

"Bids were received for the new Schuylkill Cr...

"Bids were received for the new Schuylkill Crossing at Grays Ferry Crescent on December 7th, with a low bid of $15M by AP Construction. Bids are currently being evaluated. It is hoped that construction of this exciting project will start in March."

    Capital Projects Update
    South to ChristianThe South to Christian trail and greenway is almost ready for our trail users. The last plaza is completed except for the railing along the river's edge. The installation of the irrigation water line is nearing completion.
    https://www.schuylkillbanks.org

Jan 10

"The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadel...

"The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, which handles the city's animal control efforts, is joining with the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and the Pennsylvania SPCA to create the "Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition." The coalition will seek to end the killing of healthy, treatable and manageable cats and dogs in Philadelphia, which saved about 82 percent of cats and dogs that entered ACCT last year. That's a stark contrast from 2005, when about 89 percent of animals were euthanized. "

    Animal welfare groups to transform Philly into 'no-kill' city
    A trio of animal welfare groups is launching a coalition to transform Philadelphia into a no-kill city. The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, which handles the city's animal control efforts, is joining with the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and the Pennsylvania SPCA to create the "Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition."
    http://www.phillyvoice.com

Jan 05

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared a link.

    How to avoid frozen pipes in this deep freeze
    You'll want to keep your warmest coats out and pick up some logs for your fireplace this week, because this deep freeze isn't going anywhere. But something you definitely don't want to forget are your pipes, as meteorologists have said that homeowners should be on guard for possible freezing.
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 28

East Passyunk: Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia Reaches Those Needing Help In Community

...South Philadelphia police districts. These districts are the Philadelphia Police Department 1st District, headquartered at 24th and Wolf streets, the Philadelphia Police Department 3rd District, headquartered at 11th and Wharton streets and the...

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...District, headquartered at 24th and Wolf streets, the Philadelphia Police Department 3rd District, headquartered at 11th and Wharton streets and the Philadelphia Police Department 17th District, headquartered at 20th and Federal streets...

    East Passyunk: Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia Reaches Those Needing Help In Community
    The Victim/Witness Services of South Philadelphia is a non-profit organization that has offered free support and advocacy to victims and witnesses of crimes in South Philadelphia since its establishment in 1989. The advocates from the Victim/Witness Service work with victims of crimes that occur within the three South Philadelphia police districts.
    https://philadelphianeighborhoods.com

Dec 27

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared Darby Cr...

    Stream Smart House Calls | Improved Stormwater Management
    Stormwater runoff is water from rain or melting snow that "runs off" across the land instead of seeping into the ground. This runoff usually flows into the nearest stream, creek, river, lake or ocean without being treated.
    http://streamsmarthousecalls.org

Dec 27

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared a link.

    Your last chance to catch Philly holiday favorites and other things to do, Dec. 29-Jan. 1
    Comcast Holiday Spectacular The video wall at the Comcast Center lights up with the Comcast Holiday Spectacular, a 15-minute show blending sing-alongs, the Pennsylvania Ballet's The Nutcracker, and a sleigh ride through the Pennsylvania countryside. Featuring one of the largest high-resolution video displays in the world, the festive display starts at the top of the hour daily.
    http://www.philly.com

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