Center City Residents' Association, 1900 Market St, FL 8, Philadelphia, PA 19103
William Penn House
News and Updates
CCRA Responds to Neighborhood Concerns voiced at Public Safety Meeting
A significant part of CCRA's mission is
to advocate for a safe, clean, diverse, and supportive neighborhood.
Fulfilling this mission was a driving force behind the December 2, 2019
meeting organized by CCRA with the 9th District Police Captain. It was
clear that there was a disconnect between the community and our Ninth
District Police. Homelessness seemed to be ubiquitous and violence was
erupting around too many corners.
Action items resulting from the meeting
were: 1. creation of a member-driven task force to help CCRA focus on
solutions to local issues of violence and homelessness, and 2. CCRA
board voted to send a letter urging Mayor Kenney and City Council to
institute a Focused Deterrence model program to address violent crime.
To read a copy of the letter, click here.
Fourteen members of CCRA met on January
16th as a kick-off to the formation of The CCRA Shared Public Spaces
Task Force. A lively and solutions based conversation ensued. This
group will help guide CCRA in next steps to address both local violence
and homelessness. If you are interested in joining this task force
please contact Travis Oliver, CCRA's Operations Manager.
CCRA is intent on being the "Peopled
Powered Voice of the Community". Please feel free to let us know your
concerns about the functionality of our local government and most
importantly, get involved as we work on creating local solutions to make
Philadelphia an even better place to live, work and play!
Please join CCRA at DiBruno Brothers' new restaurant and lounge,
Alimentari, on February 18, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. as we celebrate our
members! The first fifty members that RSVP
are invited for free hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar with drink specials.
Come see the beautiful new Alimentari space and mingle with your fellow
CCRA members. Alimentari is located at 1730 Chestnut Street (second
floor) right above DiBrunos Market.
Saturday, January 25, at 5pm, experience Chinese New Year at Dilworth
Park at City Hall, featuring Temple University's Klein College of Media
& Communication. Master Matt Zhang, a local martial arts instructor,
will kick off the evening's live entertainment at 5:30 p.m. with an
immersive Kung Fu and Tai Chi performance. At 7 p.m., Chinatown's own
Philadelphia Suns will put on a traditional lion dance show, complete
with a prancing dragon. Sparkler effects, an Asian-inspired menu and
other surprises are planned throughout the evening. Guests are
encouraged to ice skate on the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink. Lucky red
envelopes containing secret prizes will be given to the first 50 guests.
Info on the Real ID Process
Brian Sims invites you to attend a meeting with the Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation representatives to get your questions
answered regarding the REAL ID process.
January 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM Peirce College, 1420 Pine Street Room 51 (5TH Floor)
event will include an informational presentation by representatives
from PennDOT and a Q&A. Bring along your documents to be verified by
staff at the event before you go to the DMV. REAL IDs, which are
optional, are now available through PennDOT. After Oct. 1, 2020,
a REAL ID-compliant license or ID card, or a U.S. passport will be
required to board domestic flights or enter secure federal buildings.
Please bring a valid Photo ID to enter Peirce College facilities.
Structure & Purpose: The Legacy of Engineering at Keast & Hood
retrospective exhibition about the valuable contribution of structural
engineers to the safety of buildings, specifically illustrated by
original drawings of 20th century landmark architecture, will be at The
Athenaeum, 219 S. 6th Street, now through March 31. Free and open to the
public, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the first three Saturdays of each month, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.