Thursday, May 20, 2021

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CCRA This Week: May 20, 2021
News And Updates
Come Out and Play

Walking home after dinner from Washington Square to Rittenhouse on a lovely Thursday evening last week we were treated to one gorgeous scene after another.

The town was alive, totally alive, like we haven’t seen since you-know-when.

It was beautiful and, given what we’ve all been through, very, very powerful.

This is a very special moment in time right now. Don’t miss out.

Come Out and Play.

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CCRA Annual Meeting - Guest Speaker AG Josh Shapiro
Thursday, May 27, 6pm
Our Annual Meeting is one week away! Join us and meet our new board members, say goodbye to our outgoing members – that’s including our current President Maggie Mund. This meeting is open to all!
CCRA Members: join us at 6 pm as we vote in board members, new bylaws amendments, and changes to our Articles of Incorporation. Our bylaws state that we need a quorum of 50 members to vote. This part of the meeting is essential and we need your vote. 
Afterwards, at 6:30 pm, stay for an update and Q&A session with PA's Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Listen as AG Shapiro talks about the biggest fights in his career. He is very excited to listen to the members of CCRA.
If you know anyone who would be interested in hearing AG Shapiro, tell them to register using this link (, then log on at 6:30 pm.
You do not want to miss this.
Amendments to CCRA Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of CCRA will be considered at the Annual Meeting on May 27. A special committee of CCRA has drafted new Bylaws for the approval of the Members at the Annual Meeting. During the comprehensive revision of the Bylaws, it was determined that it was necessary to also amend CCRA's Articles of Incorporation. The revised articles contain a new mission statement to match what is in the bylaws, an updated address for CCRA's registered office, and language required to comply with Pennsylvania corporate law and the federal income tax rules that apply to tax-exempt organizations. The proposed amendments to both the articles and Bylaws, together with a brief explanation, may be found on the CCRA website.

Due to the limitations posed by COVID, while there will be a vote on the Articles and Bylaws at the meeting, we will not be able to accept proposed changes or comments at the meeting.  Any proposed changes or comments should be sent by email to CCRA at no later than close of business on Monday, May 24.
CCRA Public Zoning Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 25, 7 pm
via Zoom

Clean, Safe, and Green
CCRA Board Supports Bill Addressing ATV/Dirt Bike Packs
At its May meeting, the CCRA board voted to support Bill 210423, introduced by Councilmembers Domb, Green and Squilla, which extends the current All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) regulations to “dirt bikes” which are defined as “motorcycles . . . not licensed or registered in Pennsylvania as a motorcycle, with tires and suspension designed and built for riding on unpaved roads and over rough terrain.” Currently the Police are permitted to seize ATVs operated on public roadways. Bill 210423 would enable the police to apply these tactics to unlicensed, unregistered dirt bikes. Dirt bike/ATV/motorcycle packs involving anywhere from 10 to 20 vehicles present safety and quality of life concerns throughout the City. In the CCRA community, residents and businesses on South Broad Street are especially affected. Over the past year and a half, the Police Department claims to have seized more than 500 ATVs. The 9th Police District, which serves the CCRA community, reports that the most recent ATV/dirt bike packs have involved fewer ATVs and a greater number of dirt bikes, an indication that the confiscation program is effective.
COVID-19 Updates
Community Info and Events
Straphangers, Rejoice: SEPTA to Lift Capacity Limits
In yet another step toward normalcy, SEPTA has announced that it will lift all Covid-related capacity limits on public transit effective June 1. While citing a nearly 50% vaccination rate in PA, the agency will continue to require the wearing of masks.  
Philly Music Fest Returns, Live and In-Person
Jonesing for live music? Who isn’t? No more worries, as the Philly Music Fest is set to return for Music Festival number 5 beginning Oct. 6 and running through Oct. 10 at independent music venues all around town, including World Café Live, Johnny Brenda’s, Milkboy, REC Philly and Ardmore Music Hall.
Amazon Chose NYC Over Philly WHY???
You probably recall when Amazon chose NYC over Philly in choosing a site for their very substantial “HQ2” facility. What you probably haven’t heard is the rumor as to why. Per the scuttlebutt, Amazon CEO-to-be Andy Jassy is a New York Giants football fan, and couldn’t bear to award the contract to the hated rivals 90 miles down the Turnpike. “It’s not business; it’s personal.”  
Free Admission to the Museum of the American Revolution

This Memorial Day Weekend, Thursday, May 27 to Monday, May 31, 2021, veterans, military, and Blue Star Families will receive free admission to the Museum of the American Revolution, courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal.
CCRA Merchant Partner "Deals and Discounts" Program

Please support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a deal or discount to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.

Good Karma Cafe, 331 S. 22nd St, (215-546-1479)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Liberty Pet Vets, 265 S. 20th St (888-458-8587
Mlkmn, - Use code CCRAMlkmn to receive free membership
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
Photo Lounge, 1909 Chestnut St (267-322-6651)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Seafood Unlimited, 270 S. 20th St (215-732-3663)
The Bake Shop on 20th, 269 S. 20th St. (215-644-9714)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215-546-7889)
Veda Modern Indian Bistro, 1920 Chestnut St, (267-519-2001)
Alimentari Restaurant at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, 2nd Floor 
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their virtual concerts.
Blue Sole Shoes, 1805 Chestnut St, (215-496-9244)
Branzino Italian BYOB, 261 S. 17th St (215-790-0103)
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St. (215-665-9220)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
1900 Market St, Fl 8
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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