Concerned as we are about the threats
to both public safety and quality of life posed by ATV’s and dirt
bikes, we attended the Town Hall last Wednesday as run by the Queen
Village Neighbors Association.
We went in not knowing what to expect, and
were pleasantly surprised. What we saw was a serious adult discussion
about a serious problem to which there is unfortunately no simple nor
convenient solution. (The Town Hall is viewable here.)
The requisite authorities have been
made well aware of the public’s distaste for what all agree is dangerous
and disruptive behavior, and are making good-faith efforts to
ameliorate it. The following day, a bill was passed by City Council that
creates a uniform category whereby police can treat ATV’s and dirt
bikes identically and are therefore subject to confiscation. (As of last
week, there have been 247 ATV confiscations this year.)
We support the group’s call for the public
to report these violations via the Tip Line (215-686-TIPS), or by
calling 911 or visiting phillypolice.com.
If you live or work between Spruce
and JFK from 20th St., to the River, you may be interested in attending
the Remapping Public Meeting at 6PM on June 24, 2021. CCRA's Remapping
Taskforce has been working with Philadelphia City Planning Commission
(PCPC) on proposed changes to zoning designations within this area. The
PCPC will present the proposed changes during the meeting and
request input from those in attendance. Members of CCRA's Remapping
Taskforce will be on hand to answer questions.
Following the meeting, the CCRA Remapping Taskforce will submit a final recommendation to the PCPC.
CCRA’s Enhanced Merchant Partners Program Targets Local Mom & Pops
help local Mom and Pop businesses get back on their post-pandemic feet,
CCRA’s Merchant Partners Program provides complimentary valuable
advertising and exposure by encouraging support from CCRA’s
highly-engaged (and growing) membership. Truly a win-win scenario,
Merchant Partners benefits local businesses and residents alike.
In observance of the Juneteenth holiday, CCRA is closed on Friday, June 19. We will open on Monday, June 21.
Clean, Safe, and Green
Clean Sidewalks are Beautiful, but Not Free: Please Donate
Center City is one of the cleanest
neighborhoods in the City, and it’s no accident, nor is it free. CCRA
has a contract with the Center City District to clean local sidewalks
after weekly trash collection. This effort is not covered by membership,
which is where you come in. You are encouraged to donate your fair
share to CCRA’s Clean, Safe & Green program, and you can do so here.
As the city
recovers from COVID-19, safety guidelines have evolved at attractions,
restaurants, shops and hotels. Mask-wearing and advance tickets or
reservations remain recommended or necessary at many spots, and masking
remains a requirement for partially vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Your best bet: Check online or call ahead.
Community Info and Events
the Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement and the City of Philadelphia’s
Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy as they celebrate
Juneteenth this weekend. Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, marks
the true end of slavery across the United States. This was the date in
1865 when Black Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally received the news
of their liberation, two and a half years after the Emancipation
Proclamation. Earlier this week the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a
bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. (ReJUNEvenation)
Now Appearing at Reading Terminal: Filipino Cuisine
You can cross “Filipino” off the (small)
list of cuisines not found at Reading Terminal Market, as later this
month Filipino fusion eatery Tambayan makes its debut. Among its
offerings are ube, a purple yam native to the country, and longanisa, a
Filipino sausage. (Tambayan)
Rothman Roller Rink offers daily outdoor roller skating at Dilworth
Park. Hour-long sessions are available Sunday through Thursday from 11
a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Admission is $8 for children 10 and younger, and $10 for adults; roller
skate rental is $5. Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. is
Matinee Skate, when admission is $5 off for guests of all ages. Rink
patrons are encouraged to book all sessions in advance. The Rothman
Roller Rink season will come to an end on July 11. So, during the last
chance to roller skate, July 1 to 11, all skaters at the Rothman Roller
Rink will receive a complimentary admission to skate at the Rothman
Orthopaedics Ice Rink.
Women Over 50: Answers to Your Top Health Questions
June 23, 12:30 pm, join Penn Medicine experts for a webchat where they
will discuss ‘Women Over 50: Answers to Your Top Health Questions.’
Women’s Health at Penn is inspired by women, with programs based on
science and designed to meet each individual’s unique needs.