Thursday, January 25, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
Valentine's Day of Service - February 14, 2018

Thanks to CCRA members and neighbors, CCRA will be able to provide dinner for 40 homeless individuals on Valentine's Day.  Keep those donations coming.  Click here to pitch in your $15.
Streets Dept. Announces Temporary Closures in Center City on Sat, 1/27

There will be temporary street closures to accommodate a helicopter lift of heavy equipment on Saturday, January 27.  The closures are expected to last from 5:00am to 2:00pm. The following streets will be impacted:

-N. Broad Street between Arch Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard.
-15th Street between Arch & Chestnut Streets
-16th Street between Arch & Chestnut Streets

-Market Street between 17th and 15th Streets
-John F. Kennedy Boulevard between Broad and 17th Streets
-S. Penn Square between Broad & 15th Streets
-Ranstead Street between 15th and 16th Streets

Adjacent cross streets will also be closed intermittently during this time. For safety reasons and because of the nature of the work to be performed, the streets will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The lift has been scheduled for a Saturday to minimize disruption to residents and businesses. Police assistance will be on hand to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and work crews for the duration of all closures. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.
SEPTA Begins Phasing Out Token Sales
On 1/22, SEPTA began phasing out token sales at all Market Frankford and Broad Street Line Train Stations. The phase-out will be completed by the end of February.  All riders are encouraged to get a SEPTA Keycard.  Here is the schedule of when token sales at cashier booths and vending machines will be ending at each station on the BSL and MFL.  While tokens will no longer be sold at these locations, riders can still use tokens in the farebox and to purchase quick trip tickets at subway stations and to add funds to their keycard.   2, 5, and 10 packs of tokens will continue to be available at SEPTA Sales Center City locations (Jefferson Station, 30th St Station, Suburban Station, 15th St, 8th St, Walnut-Locust and 1234 Market St) until March. 
Need a Tree Planted in front of your Home?

Fill out this form to request a street tree from Philadelphia Horticultural Society. Approved trees will be planted in April or November if the local Tree Tenders group is planting at that time.

The Albert M. Greenfield Home & School Association Annual Drive 
As many of CCRA's members know, the Greenfield School is one of the bedrock institutions of our community. Originally founded in 1954 as a result of CCRA's lobbying efforts, Greenfield is consistently ranked as one of Philadelphia's top elementary schools. 
Presently, Greenfield's Home and School Association is in the midst of its annual drive. From after school activities to special education initiatives, Greenfield's HSA supports a variety of programs that enrich its students' education. During this holiday season, please consider making a donation to support their efforts.
Upcoming Events
For more information about neighborhood events, check out CCRA's Community Events Calendar
Useful Links

CCRA Merchant Member Discount Program
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 and personal identification.

Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.
Baril, 267 S. 19th St (267 687-2608)
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
NextMove Dance - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
NextMove Dance - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Photo Lounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)
Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St, (215-772-1911)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)
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