WEEKLY NEWSLETTER - JUNE 13, 2014
WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Consistent with our strategic plan, and the importance of public education to retaining and attracting residents and businesses to our neighborhood and the City at large, CCRA has placed a priority on education issues. At its last meeting, the Board voted to support the extension of the 1% City sales tax and to permanently allocate the first $120 million of the revenue generated to the School District, with any additional funds (estimated this year to be $17 million, with projected increases in the future) used to help pay down the substantially unfunded liabilities in the pension fund. Click here to read the Association's letter sent to all members of City Council. Yesterday, City Council passed legislation which does what CCRA requested.
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described here) to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card (Di Bruno Bros. has its own CCRA card) and personal identification.Computer Troubleshooters ,108 S. 20th St. (215-825-2101)Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St. and the Market at the Comcast Center (215-665-9220)Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)Hello World, 257 S. 20th St (215-545-5207)Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)PhotoLounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)Rim's Dry Cleaners & Tailors,2203 South St. (215-546-1889)Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735Rittenhouse Pet Supply, 135 S. 20th St (215-569-2555)-6311)
Windowbox, container or street tree planting entries still being taken. Commercial or residential. Do it Yourselfers or professional. All are welcome to apply to this friendly competition designed to beautify our neighborhood.All contestants will be invited to an awesome end of season party, celebrating all of our neighborhood gardeners and prize winners.Free to enter! For more information or to enter your creation, click here. Must enter by June 30 to win!
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS AND EVENTS
Be among the first to see the four new exhibits-all are sure to inspire and delight the whole family. Enjoy marvelous magic shows, lively jugglers, a scavenger hunt throughout the museum, and a rare look at beautiful science artifacts. For more information, click here.
Concert Operetta Theater presents the Philadelphia premier of Frederica by Franz Lehár, starring Megan Monaghan as Frederica and Dominick Chenes (Academy of Vocal Arts) as the poet Goethe with music director and pianist Richard Raub. $30.00/general admission, $20.00/seniors, $10/students, under 16 years old are free. For more information call 215.389.0648.
All proceeds for Habitat for Humanity, Philadelphia. Donations drop-off of from Sat, 6/14 to Fri 6/20. Call 215-567-1267 for drop-off times. All items wanted EXCEPT: Worn-out, unclean, torn clothes, Electronics older than 5 years, Large or broken appliances, Vehicles or tires, Used mattresses, box springs, bed linens, pillows, Building construction materials, Flammables, Broken china, Games or puzzles with missing pieces.
Looking for a way to increase production in your garden? The principles of "Square Foot Gardening" may be for you! On Wednesday, June 25 at 6:00 PM Guina Hammond of PHS will talk about utilizing space efficiently in small gardens.
The Franklin Institute is offering weekly Summer Camp sessions starting June 16 through August 29. Each Summer Camp session will follow an independent theme, with session activities made age-appropriate for each grade level. More information can be found on their website by clicking here.
Unarmed Robberies 1601 Walnut, Republic Bank (5/13-4:15pm) Suspect in custody. Perp demanded teller give him money. Teller gave him money and an exploding dye pack. ♦ 1600 Chestnut - street (5/14-5:45pm) Suspect in custody. Woman in fender bender, other driver tries to take purse. Police arrest other drive when he tries to report that she assaulted him. ♦ Assault with a gun: 1900 Market - Septa Trolley (5/5-9:07pm) Woman argues with man on trolley, man reaches into his bag where he has handgun and says that he will shoot her. Offender fled on foot. Suspect Description: B/M, 5'-9", Black clothes, Black bag. ♦ Assault 1500 Chestnut. Sidewalk (4/11-4:30pm) 48 y/o male struck on head from behind & hospitalized since with severe head injury. No description of suspect. ♦ 1718 Sansom - Raven Lounge (5/18-2am) (Fist & Feet) 22 year old black man was punched and kicked in the head, losing tooth. Suspects: W/M, 35 to 40yrs, 240lbs, Blonde short hair, White shirt; W/F, 35 to 40yrs, 5'-10", Blonde hair, Medium build, Blue top, Black shirt, Sleeve Tattoos ♦ 1500 Locust, street (5/19-11:40am) Suspect in Custody. Guy tries to hit PPA ticket writer with car after she tickets it. No injury. ♦ Burglaries 4xx S. 26th - House (4/28-7:45am & 5:25pm) Thief entered a rear unlocked door and took Playstation. A witness observed 2 juveniles climb over a rear wall carrying an object ♦18xx Spruce - Apt (5/10-12pm & 4:30pm) Lock damaged, no entry. ♦3xx S. 18th - Apt (5/11-12am & 1:04pm) (Tools) Plywood pried off window, tools stolen. The property has been vacant for years. ♦ 2xx S. 23rd - Apt 1F (5/14-11:20am & 12pm) Person forced open the front door & took bike and watches ♦ 2xx S. 23rd, 3 different apts (5/14-11:20am & 12pm) Front door forced open, electronics and bike stolen. ♦ 2xx S. 24th - Apt (5/21-3:01pm) Police responded to a Burglary in progress to find the front door kicked in, a walk through was conducted. Nothing taken. ♦ 14xx Lombard - Apt (5/19-6am & 5/23-3:15pm) (Electronics) Door forced; electronics stolen. ♦ Car Break-Ins: We had six last month.