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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.
Finally!!!!!! E-A-G-L-E-S !!!!!!!
"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 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."
Does anyone know what is happening on 2600 S Carlisle St that there is no parking 8 am to 8 pm tomorrow?
"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."
"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."
Mark your Calendars for the 2018 String Band Serenade - Sunday April 15th! We can't wait welcome everyone back to our little corner of Grays Ferry for what is guaranteed to be a great afternoon of music and family fun as the other String Bands serenade this year's Champs! If you're a fan of the music make plans to be with us! More details will follow but in the meantime enjoy this flashback from our 2016 serenade with the Greater Kensington String Band
"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. "
"Win today and we walk together forever"
Come join us as we come together to clean out community we will be meeting
at stringer square park 32st reed at 9oclock jan.15th.everybody welcome .contact.mr.charles reeves jr email@example.com your interested in helping us thank you
'I love you, yes I do, I love you...' Here's our take on this 1936 tune written by Billy Mayhew and later popularized by Fats Waller - always a dance band and jam session favorite!
How about we do a little smiling to warm things up today!
Updated Dec 27
Sounds strange, I'm sure but I was looking out my front step, letting my cat in, when this small creature that looked like a rat, (I've never seen one that close up) was moving between my step and my neighbor's wooden step, then came up to the step I was standing on and bold as you please looked up and wanted to follow my cat inside, who actually skirted it as he came in. It acted like a pet that was used to going into houses 'invited', AND used to cats..I thought, baby possum at first. Whatever, very disconcerting. 1800 block of South 19th Street.