We are holding our
monthly board meeting on Tuesday, March 9, at 6 pm via zoom. Our
members are invited to attend. If you would like to attend, please email
Operations Manager Travis Oliver and he will send you the zoom link a
day before the meeting.
CCRA Renews Merchant Partner Discount with Di Bruno Bros.
are happy to announce that CCRA has renewed the Di Bruno Bros. discount
at their Rittenhouse 18th and Chestnut Street location. CCRA members
will continue to receive 10% off their purchases! In addition, once
their restaurant Alimentari reopens, members will receive a 10% discount
there as well. Just show your CCRA membership card - paper or an
electronic copy of your card is accepted. Thank you Di Bruno’s for
continuing to be part of our CCRA Family!
CCRA's Executive Committee voted to support the proposed City Council Bill 2100181,
requiring further licensing and transparency of ownership/management
contact information of short-term rental properties (namely AirBnbs). We
did this after hearing from many members who wrote to urge CCRA to
support this bill.
Wanted: New Zoning Committee Members
Zoning Committee is now seeking applications to join this active group.
Meetings are once a month, and active participation is required.
Community engagement is a must; knowledge of the zoning code can be
learned on the job. You must be a CCRA Member.
If interested, please send your bio/resume to Operations Manager Travis Oliver - with the subject line "Zoning Committee."
Streets Committee and SOSNA's Vision Zero Committee are proposing a
safety plan for traffic calming and bicycling infrastructure on 23rd
Street. The plan's goal is to better accommodate Schuylkill Trail users
during the Spring shutdown of the trail at Walnut Street. Also, we have
heard from many concerned residents of 23rd Street that speeding is a
major issue. Overall, Philadelphia's traffic volumes have decreased, but
speeding and reckless driving have increased during the COVID-19
are you didn’t wind up living in Center City by accident. You’re here
for a reason. And one big reason is the historic neighborhoods, which
are stellar but which can always get better. Got an opinion on the
subject? Of course, you do; you’re a Philadelphian. And you know what
you can do with that opinion? Take a survey of your thoughts, courtesy
of the CCRA Historic Preservation Committee. You can thank us later.
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.)
Celebrate Women’s History Month With the ‘Fresh Air’ Archives
Looking for a way to observe
and celebrate Women’s History Month during March? You won’t do much
better than with a deep dive into NPR’s “Fresh Air” archives. Terry
Gross’ popular NPR show features a special collection this month, called
“She Leads: Trailblazers of the Past, Present, and Future,” which
features 20 separate interviews spanning four decades. The “Fresh Air”
archives can be found here. A feature article about the archives can be found here.
Toni Morrison, Author
Women's History Month: Barbara Gittings Residence Historic Marker 21st & Locust St.
(1932–2007) was a Gay Pioneer and the mother of the LGBT civil rights
movement. In the 1960s she resided in Philadelphia with her partner, Kay
Lahusen. During that time, Gittings was the editor of the first lesbian
publication. With fellow activist Frank Kameny, Gittings helped
organize the first public demonstrations for gay and lesbian equality.
Changing the City is a series of noteworthy panels featuring
accomplished women from the business community. These discussions reveal
the expertise, inner strength, vision, and imagination that fueled
their successes and influenced positive change. Events include time for
Q&A and plenty of networking. Local businesswomen are changing the
city. Hear their personal stories of leadership, challenge, and triumph.
you enjoying the open space on MLK Drive? If so, add your name to the
Bicycle Coalition's letter to Mayor Kenney about MLK Drive. Fight to
keep this space open for bikers and all Philadelphians to enjoy. By
supporting this letter, you know how important these changes are to make
our city safer and more friendly to bikers and everyone who wants to
enjoy our green spaces, especially in the time of the pandemic. Your
support can go one step further by becoming a member of the Bicycle