Thursday, March 20, 2014

Triangle Expansion

The Grays Ferry Triangles Gateway Project has secured the approval for a six-month trial expansion of the triangle at the intersections of South Street, 23rd Street and Grays Ferry Avenue. The trial period starts May 3, the same date as the annual PlazaPalooza held at the same location. The plan is to close off that part of Grays Ferry Avenue adjacent to the fountain.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Frozen Movie Marathon at Igloo

Two things happening at the Igloo at 2223 Grays Ferry Avenue. This Friday, the 21st, there will be a marathon showing of the movie Frozen. Showings are 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30. Additionally they are going to be selling snowflakes for a $1.00 as a benefit to the Catharine Thorn Triangle across the street.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rita's Water Ice is Open

At 2124 South Street.

With Doggy Desserts!

CHOP's Next Community Meeting

From the latest SOSNA news letter:
The next and potentially final RCO meeting for CHOP's Schuylkill Avenue project has been scheduled for Wednesday April 2 from 5:45-7:45 at the Philadelphia School's new building (2501 South Street across from Liquor Store). Mark your calendars.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

SOSNA Zoning Committee Meeting

The March 19 SOSNA Zoning Committee meeting will take place at Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian Street, at 7.

On the agenda for our neighborhood:
1915 Kater Street:  Replacement of a rear fence.

For the full agenda, click here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Save the Date

PlazaPalooza 2014

Date: Saturday, May 3 (rain date May 4)
Time: 1:00 to 7:00 PM  
Location: The Triangle at 23rd and Grays Ferry and South Streets

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Zoning Appeals for the Month of March

March 18, 9:30am
502 South 23rd Street
Permit to Legalize Use As A Two Family Dwelling

1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The Future of SOSNA

Plan Philly has an interesting article called "Facing Uncertainty SOSNA Embarks on Strategic Planning Process" about how SOSNA works and what's in store for its future. Read it here.

17th and South Streets

You may have noticed that work has begun at the north-west corner of 17th and South Streets. Naked Philly reports on the progress (slow as it may be) and indicates that the bottom floor is going to be leased by 7-Eleven. Read the full story here.

Police Service Area 1 (PSA-1) Meeting

The monthly Police District 17 PSA-1 meeting was held Thursday night at the SOSNA office. Captain Nicholas Brown, newly installed early February, introduced himself and stated some of his goals for the district. He has been with the force for 24 years, lately from the narcotics division. He would like to:
  • Establish deterrence groups as a way of combating gun violence.
  • Bring back police foot patrols, especially from 8 pm to 4 am when most violent crimes are committed.
  • Start a district level narcotics team.
  • Cut down the number of burglaries, thefts and home break-ins, which are the types of incidents that occur the most in PSA-1. ("We're getting crushed" with thefts from auto.)
  • Raise beyond the basics the level of training his police staff has for processing crime scenes.
Some personal safety suggestions from Captain Brown and Officer Rechner:
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Don't let talking on a cell phone distract you from what's going on around you.
  • If you think someone is following you, do a double street crossing. If the person also crosses the street twice to continue following you, find a safe place and call 911 for assistance.
  • If you've been out late drinking, don't walk home alone. Walk in a group or call a cab.
  • Don't leave anything of value in open view in your parked car. Not even loose change.
  • Always report crimes. The information you provide may help the police solve a series of crimes.
 The following are crime statistics for incidents within the South Square Town Watch area for the months of January and February.

Crime 2014-Jan 2014-Feb Grand Total
Burglary Residential
1 1
Robbery Firearm 1
Robbery No Firearm
1 1
Theft From Vehicle
1 1
Thefts 4 3 7
Grand Total 5 6 11