36 hours ago

"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Pay" initiative, Governor Tom Wolf announced a proposal to strengthen the middle class by modernizing Pennsylvania's outdated overtime rules to increase the pay of nearly half-a-million people to ensure they are compensated fairly for their hard work.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

42 hours ago

"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

3 days ago

South Philly String-Band is at South Philly S...

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

    South Philly String-Band
    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...
    http://www.facebook.com

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 08

Jan 05

South Philly String-Band is at South Philly S...

"Win today and we walk together forever"


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

Jan 04

Community cleanup Martin l.king

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 creeves.rac2@gmail.if your interested in helping us thank you

Dec 30

South Philly String-Band is with Tom Healy an...

'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!

    South Philly String-Band
    '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!
    http://www.facebook.com

Dec 28

South Philly String-Band is at South Philly S...

How about we do a little smiling to warm things up today!

    South Philly String-Band
    How about we do a little smiling to warm things up today!
    http://www.facebook.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

Dec 25

Updated Dec 27

Has anyone lost a pet rat or similar?

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.

  • Strongforu 4600 Block of Cedar Avenue

    Yeah, this sounds like an opossum. Beware, they can be dangerous.

  • Thanks for your comment. No. I had looked at possums previously, it was a rat.

    I think most living beings when cornered, terrified, and sensing danger will try to become dangerous to survive. Ever hear of 'playing possum'? That's what possum do when they're so terrified that they go into...

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    Thanks for your comment. No. I had looked at possums previously, it was a rat.

    I think most living beings when cornered, terrified, and sensing danger will try to become dangerous to survive. Ever hear of 'playing possum'? That's what possum do when they're so terrified that they go into a coma. Doesn't sound like a vicious killer would want that reputation.

    I read up on possums to have a handle on them.
    They are not known to be vicious.
    Remove them and you'll be swimming in garbage, rats and mice.
    Which in certain parts of South Philly, doesn't seem like an abnormal thing to circumvent. If possums help keep the rat and mice population down, so be it. Natural rodent repellent.

    http://www.dfwwildlife.org/opossum.html

    I saw a possum killing in my 'hood. They clubbed it to death in the street. The cries from this poor creature stays with me. Primitive, ignorant, village people mentality was the scariest thing to watch. Think back when you were a kid and witnessing somebody or something being hit or hurt. The kids around here sure do get their proper schooling. I don't think we're quite ready for extra-terrestrials.

  • Steven Buller Beer Jesus

    Opossums are great for the neighborhood, they keep pest, mice, and rat populations down. That’s super important when some people don’t understand what a garbage can is used for. You should’ve yelled at the people killing it.

Dec 26

City of Philadelphia Code Blue Alert for Homeless Persons

City of Philadelphia Code Blue Alert for Homeless Persons

Dec 25

Dec 23

Lining up for toys! Tis' the season.

Lining up for toys! Tis' the season.


Dec 23

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!


Dec 21

Grays Ferry Civic Association shared Recycle ...

    Recycle by City
    A festive reminder from us to you! #Recycle cans, bottles, boxes & paper Stringy things get caught in the recycling equipment, so they can't be recycled in your bin. * Reuse ribbons * Recycle...
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 20

The shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. inside ...

The shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. inside a Chinese takeout at 27th and Dickinson Streets, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.

    Boy, 17, shot in head in South Philly
    A 17-year-old boy was in extremely critical condition after being shot in the head Tuesday night in South Philadelphia, police said. The shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. inside a Chinese takeout at 27th and Dickinson Streets, said Chief Inspector Scott Small.
    http://www.philly.com

Dec 19

17th Police District PSA 2 Community Monthly ...

17th Police District PSA 2 Community Monthly meeting with Lt. Jennifer Foster. Tuesday, 19th Dec @ 6pm Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts (Cafeteria area) 3001 Moore Street

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    17th Police District PSA 2 Community Monthly meeting with Lt. Jennifer Foster. Tuesday, 19th Dec @ 6pm Conswiller Pratt Senior Apts (Cafeteria area) 3001...
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 18

If you know someone (or a business or organiz...

If you know someone (or a business or organization) that is always helping out, being a positive influence in the community or maybe you appreciate them keeping their sidewalk clean, it doesn't doesn't matter. Let us know the name and the hundred block and we want to recognize them at the Grays Ferry Appreciation Party this Saturday (Details Below). Please get us the information by Thursday 12/21. Hope to see you there !

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    If you know someone (or a business or organization) that is always helping out, being a positive influence in the community or maybe you appreciate them keeping their sidewalk clean, it doesn't...
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 14

Updated Dec 15

Please volunteer to "Adopt a Senior" Residential Sidewalk Snow Removal

Please volunteer to "Adopt a Senior" Residential Sidewalk Snow Removal

Dec 14

Grays Ferry Appreciation Day – We are honored...

Grays Ferry Appreciation Day – We are honored to be asked to be a part of Young Chances Community event Saturday December 23rd at Vare Rec Center 1pm to 4pm. If you wanted to help out let us know. If you know someone or an organization in the community that has been a positive influence in the community please let us know so we can invite them out and recognize them. If there is a family you know that could use some help this holiday we are also taking information for an adopt a family drawing to see if we can help. Come out and enjoy some fun with your neighbors.

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    Grays Ferry Appreciation Day - We are honored to be asked to be a part of Young Chances Community event Saturday December 23rd at Vare Rec Center 1pm to 4pm. If you wanted to help out let us know. If...
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 13

Code Blue Extreme Cold Homeless Persons Community Outreach Hotline at 215-232-1984.

Code Blue Extreme Cold Homeless Persons Community Outreach Hotline at 215-232-1984.

Dec 11

Public Safety Meeting; Tonight 6pm @ Audenrie...

Public Safety Meeting; Tonight 6pm @ Audenried H.S.

    Grays Ferry Civic Association
    Public Safety Meeting; Tonight 6pm @ Audenried H.S.
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 07

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Nov 27

This Friday Night head west to 2820 W. Porter...

This Friday Night head west to 2820 W. Porter St, to celebrate Captain Denny Palandro and the men of the SPSB! Live entertainment by the fabulous sounds of “Chico’s Vibe”!!

    South Philly String-Band
    This Friday Night head west to 2820 W. Porter St, to celebrate Captain Denny Palandro and the men of the SPSB! Live entertainment by the fabulous sounds of "Chico's Vibe"!!
    https://www.facebook.com

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