By now no doubt you and/or many people you
know have received one or both Covid-19 vaccine shots, and while the
development and distribution of the vaccines has been staggeringly
swift, it does raise the question: Now What? What exactly does it mean to have been fully Covid-vaccinated? What has changed, and what has remained the same?
While yes, the probability of
protection is now much higher, the Coronavirus remains a slippery,
moving target. At some point it will be treated as is the flu, measles
But not now, not yet.
So unfortunately the answer to “Now
What?” is not the clear-cut answer that most people want to hear. How to
proceed is still a very nuanced and personal decision.
CCRA Public Meeting for 2300 Market Street Project
Monday, February 23, CCRA held a public meeting regarding the Market
Street project by Lupert-Adler Properties. Lupert-Adler Properties is
proposing to develop the three properties on the south side of Market
from 23rd Street to the Aramark Building. To view the the meeting, visit
our YouTube Channel. To see the the plans, click below.
Merchant Partner Branzino Italian BYOB has announced a different deal
for CCRA members! Located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square at 261 S.
17th Street, Branzino serves modern Italian cuisine that they guarantee
to make your mouth water. The food is full of flavor and exquisitely
presented. The private garden is just lovely, and the staff is warm and
accommodating. Enjoy 10% off for indoor and outdoor garden dining, and
pickup from orders directly telephoned into the restaurant at
215-790-0103. Note: 3rd-party delivery services are not eligible for the
discount when used. Dine and enjoy Branzino Italian BYOB.
is looking to fill several Board seats for our fiscal year beginning
July 1, 2021. Board members generally serve a term of 3 years. The Board
is a working Board. We are seeking CCRA members who have a passion for
living in “CCRAville;” are interested in issues of quality of life and
community service; and are committed to active Board participation.
Successful candidates must serve on at least one committee and agree to
fulfill the responsibilities set forth in our Board Pledge, which
includes devoting at least four hours per month on CCRA activities, not
including time spent attending, and preparing for, monthly Board
meetings. Click for full Board Pledgeand List of Committees.
members are encouraged to forward a statement of interest that includes
a summary of qualifications, as well as a resume or bio, by Friday,
March 19 to:firstname.lastname@example.org,
with "Board Candidate" in the subject line. (We also welcome your
suggestion of any individuals who reside in CCRAville who you believe
would be assets to the Board. Be sure to include their email address
and/or phone number.)
Finally! That sinkhole on the Schuylkill River Trail is getting fixed
It’s been a long time coming, but it
seems progress is beginning on repairing that sinkhole. There is a small
downside while the project is underway. The path detours at Chestnut
St. for about three months. This “non-construction” project began on
John Coltrane, Marian Anderson & Others Explored via Black History Month
Black History Month is going out with
a bang in 2021. The looming legacies of John Coltrane and Marian
Anderson will be explored. But that’s far from all. There’s ceramics,
sculpture, storytelling and more.
As locals it’s easy to lose perspective on all the uh, ‘unique’ things about Philadelphia
(If we ever had the perspective to
lose in the first place). Enter Twitter. A new-to-the-area Twitter user
named Lauren (Twitter handle @ActNormalOr Else) innocently mused about
the “increasingly implausible-sounding things” about Philly.
Unsurprisingly, the Twitterverse responded.
PA Voters can apply online to mail-in voting for the Primary Election
if you signed up to receive mail ballots for both elections last year,
state law says you need to re-apply. If you choose to register for the
“annual mail-in and absentee ballot,” you won’t have to do it again
until 2022. The PA Primaries are on May 18.
Vision Zero brings together thought
leaders, practitioners and community members to share experiences and
ideas about how the implementation of Vision Zero and progressive
mobility policies should play a role in Philadelphia and the region’s
recovery from the pandemic.
The 2021 conference format will feature speakers and panels for 2-3 hours per day during the week of March 22-26, 2021.