Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Affordable Care Act

How will the Affordable Care Act affect you starting October 2013? Understand your insurance options!

Please join Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and State Representative Jordan Harris at a Town Hall meeting to give you an overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace. A panel of public health experts will answer your enrollment questions.

When: September 23, 2010, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Where: Marian Anderson Recreation Center
            740 South 17th Street

Read more at the SOSNA web page here.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Park(ing) Day

Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. SOSNA's Triangle Project is celebrating Park(ing) Day with a camping theme. Enjoy s'more sundaes at The Igloo and Long Trail Ale at Grace Tavern.

When: Friday, September 20, 2013, from 8 am to 5 pm
Where: 2223 Grays Ferry Avenue (in front of The Igloo)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dollar General to become Unleashed by Petco?

Naked Philly reports that in a few months the Dollar General at 23rd and South Streets will be replaced by an Unleashed by Petco. According to Unleashed's web site, "Unleashed by Petco hit the pet scene in 2009, with our first store in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood. Our concept is simple – provide the same knowledge and know-how offered by Petco in a unique, smaller package." They currently have a store in The Granary, 1939 Callowhill St., across from Whole Foods. Any idea how this might impact our existing pet stores like Doggie Style?

Read the whole Naked Philly store here.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Community Appreciation Day

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson's Community Appreciation Day is this Saturday, September 14, at 22nd and Point Breeze Avenue, from noon to 8pm.

Monday, September 9, 2013

24th and Grays Ferry

I had heard that there were proposals to develop the spot where the current All That Jazz building is at 24th and Grays Ferry, but I had no idea what they had in mind. Very interesting. Read more about it at naked philly and at Philadelphia Real Estate Blog.

get jazzed

Another great jazz night at the Triangle!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Yang Brothers Produce and Grocery

A new mini-market has opened at 1830 South Street -- formally Chez Sonia Hair Studio and Spa.

Packaged foods are up front; a wide selection of fruits, vegetables and cold drinks are in the back.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Phila Zoning Appeals Calendar for September

The following items in our neighborhood are on the Philadelphia Zoning Appeals Calendar for September. Meeting is at 1515 Arch Street, 18th floor. See full agenda here.

September 18, 5:00 pm
605 South 20th Street: Permit for a business and professional office on the first floor in the same building with a single family dwelling above.

September 25, 2:00 pm
2300 South Street: Permit for for the demolition of existing structures, for the erection of a semi-detached structure with partial cellar, (46'5" high) with vegated roof, roof deck ( 10'8" x11' 0 3/8" ) on first floor , balconies at 2nd , 3rd and 4th floors with elevator pent house, for the erection of a eight (8) feet high fence, for the creation of eight exterior (8) bicycle spaces and twenty- one (21) spaces in cellar , for three(3) vacant commercial spaces as permitted as in cmx-2 commercial district on first floor (use registration permit required prior to occupancy) for a eighteen (18) family dwelling from 2nd thru 4th floors (6 apartments each on second thru 4th floors) and accessory storage on cellar. Size and location as shown in the application.

SOSNA has more about the 2300 South Street item here.

Monthly Triangle Clean-up

Join your neighbors in cleaning up the Catharine Thorn Fountain Triangle this Sunday, September 8. We start at 10 am.