Dear Friends & Neighbors,
In this newsletter, hear about the results from our neighborhood picnic, our general meeting tomorrow evening, and some updates from the Public Safety and Zoning committees. If you are interested in getting involved, don't hesitate to reach out to our tireless committee chair-people at epbneighbors.org/contact.
Keep scrolling to learn more!
Another Successful Neighborhood Picnic
Neighbors in Action and East Point Breeze Neighbors hosted a fun and well attended neighborhood picnic on Saturday, July 15th. Volunteers from NIA and EPBN cleaned, weeded and planted flowers in the Childs School yard and afterwards, about 100 people stopped by for burgers and dogs provided by NIA and EPBN. Thank you to all of our volunteers! We are already looking forward to next year's event.
General Meeting Wednesday
Our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place tomorrow (Wednesday)
. Our guest will be Orchard Smoothies and Cafe, a soon-to-open new business located at 15th and Federal. The owner will speak about the business and their plans for the coming year. Come hear from our guest and everything Cleaning, Greening, Public Safety, Zoning, and Outreach related going on in the neighborhood!
EPBN General Meeting
Wednesday, July 26th
: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed
Upcoming Public Zoning Meeting
The Planning & Zoning Committee will hear three cases for proposed variances at their next meeting on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 6:30pm at the South Philadelphia Library (1700 S. Broad St.
). (Please note the time and location change from usual.) The three cases are:
- 1306 S. Chadwick - proposal for construction of a two-story rear addition that doesn't provide sufficient rear yard/open space
- 1442 McKean Street - proposal to change the first floor from commercial to residential
- 1738 Dickinson Street - proposal for the creation of a triplex that doesn't provide sufficient rear yard/open space
Update from the 17th District
The 17th Police District Advisory Council (PDAC) is heading up a new program called Books and Badges, which will have our officers reading to kids at various community spaces, like DiSilvestro Playground, Chew Park, and Wharton Square Recreation Center through the end of summer. They've partnered with the South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library, but are also looking for a few book donations focused specifically on diversity.
If you'd be interested in donating a book for 4-8 year olds from the Anti-Defamation League's recommended diversity book list, please reach out to Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, check the calendar on our website
for all EPBN meetings and events as well as events that are of interest to our neighborhood. If you have any events that you would like us to consider adding to the calendar, please feel free to email us
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