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The Philadelphia Orchestra Sound All Round Program at the library !!!
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One of the ballot questions for next week.
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This is for everyone traveling near 63rd and market be very careful. Two nights in a row we heard people screaming for help really late at night. One person ran down my block screaming at the top of her lungs help this guy tried to rob me. Lots of people on the called 911. Not sure if she’s ok. So be careful
We have an election on May 15th, have you done your homework and decided who and what you'll vote for? As always Committee of Seventy has put together a bipartisan guide and has some tools on their website to help you choose the candidates that best represent you. They also have ballot questions spelled out in plain English so you can study up before election day.
Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center, 700 Cobbs Creek ParkwayThis article has 6 other Philadelphia locations (Show)
Philly Pumptrack, 52nd St. and Parkside Avenue
Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Avenue
Buist Park, S. 68th St. and Buist Ave.
Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
Cedar Park, 49th St. and Baltimore Ave.
Malcolm X Memorial Park, 5100 Pine St.
Check out our May Calendar and see what we are doing here at your Nixon/Cobbs Branch!
Learning about conflict mediation from Good Shepherd Mediation Program and probation and parole from the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole at tonight's meeting. We also have folks here from Dr. Bernett L Johnson Jr. Sayre Health Center, Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center, Concerned Block Captains Of West And Southwest Philadelphia, Muslims4Humanity and West Philadelphia YMCA. Come join us!
PHL Adult Education and Southwest CDC are seeking volunteers for ESL Tutors. If you can help in any way, please see the flier below for contact info.
Free Movies in Clark Park this summer
More on the situation with the phony eviction notices.
We join The Enterprise Center, Garden Court Community Association, Cedar Park Neighbors and Walnut Hill Community Association in support of the tenants of Dorsett and Admiral Courts who were wrongfully and illegally sent eviction notices by their landlords last week. We are also grateful for the work of Philadelphia Tenants Union, Tenant Union Representative Network and Community Legal Services of Philadelphia who are diligently advocating for a just and reasonable process for all the tenants affected.
"Construction, along with health care and personal care, will account for one-third of all new jobs through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There will also be a need for new plumbers and new electricians. And, as politicians debate a massive overhaul of the nation's roads, bridges and airports, the U.S. Department of Education reports that there will be 68 percent more job openings in infrastructure-related fields in the next five years than there are people training to fill them."
Eyes up neighbors. Thank you Alicia Burbage for sharing.
Neighbors: if you recognize this vehicle (or the furniture on the trailer, perhaps?) please let the driver of this car know that renting a trailer to dump their old furniture and trash in Mount Moriah Cemetery, or anywhere in this community will not be tolerated and they will be caught. While you're at it, help us catch the people that do this by keeping your eyes peeled for suspicious activity. Take pictures. Submit it to 311. Tell us here! Many of us work hard to try to keep our communities clean and this undermines our efforts. Furthermore, the city has several places where you can take bulk or large refuse to discard it LEGALLY. If you're going to.spare the expense to rent a trailer to.get rid of your trash why risk getting fined in the process?
Neighbors, we need to work harder as citizens to hold our elected officials accountable, and to elect better-qualified and more responsible people to represent us in the first place. We can start by calling our local officials' offices to tell them how we feel about news like this. They are paid to represent us so when they fail, we need to let them know.
Let me know if you would like to help us clean up Cobbs Creek: There are about 16 blocks between Market and Baltimore. We clean about a block along the Parkway every month. That is, we will never get it clean unless we get more volunteers. The volunteers can choose from any combination of: a] Trash b] Bottles c] Litter d] Thorn bush trimming e] Leaves Every Saturday I supply: Leaf & Trash Bags, Rake, Shovel, Broom, clippers, 2 Trash Cans, two 5 gal buckets, hand truck. I have 3 pairs of gloves. Consider bringing your own.
Bill Hangley addresses the audience and reads the candidate bios prior to the start of the debate on 4/23.
CPN President David Hincher introduces local journalist Bill Hangley prior to the start of the 188th candidate debate on Monday 4/23
The candidates respond to the question about Marcie's Law (7)
An member of the audience asks a question about Marcie's law (which involves a victim's bill of rights) and a question about diversifying labor unions. (6)
An audience member asks both candidates to clarify the specific duties of the state legislative representative at local and state level and to highlight their personal level of involvement in the local community (7)
Audience member Elizabeth Campion, a constituent from the 188th, asks both candidates to clarify the specific duties of the state legislative representative at local and state level and to highlight their personal level of involvement in the local community (7)