With the dawning of the new fiscal
year comes the formal installation of new Members of the Board of the
Center City Residents’ Association. We warmly welcome the following
stellar members and look forward to working with them for the betterment
of Center City:
Judith Axler / Jim
Duffin / Gil Feinberg / Larry Goldberg / Bill Goldstein / Jared Gluskin /
Richard Huffman / Wayne MacFadden / Ryan Mulholland / Irena Wight
Bios for all CCRA Board Members can be found here.
Zoning In, Zoning Out at CCRA Zoning Committee
Things don’t stand still for long in
Center City, nor at CCRA’s Zoning Committee. Outgoing is Sam Gordon, who
is retiring as Committee Co-Chair. We thank Sam for his outstanding
years of service.
New Co-Chairs are Janice Woodcock (continuing) and Veronica Aplenc (joining).
We also now have four new Members:
Flora Becker, Rick Pasquier, Charles Robin, and Steve Rubin. We welcome
all Co-Chairs and all new Members.
In observance of the Independence Day
Holiday, CCRA is closed on Friday, July 2. We will reopen on Tuesday,
July 6. Have a happy and safe Independence Day weekend.
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.
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 your
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.
Cool Off with Trees
to the US Forest Service, trees properly placed around buildings can
reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20 to 50
percent in energy used for heating. Apply for a free street tree from
the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
doesn’t love SEPTA’s Key card? OK, you can now all please put down your
hands. Yes, it’s had its challenges, which SEPTA does not deny. To that
end, SEPTA is now conducting an industry-wide review of fare payment
systems and has announced a Request for Information. It’s complicated,
and we wish them well.
As it’s done in the past, Jet Wine
Bar (1525 South St) features wines of many colors in honor of Pride
month. Their $30 Pride “wine flight” consist of six 2-ounce pours.
Sounds great; tell us again why every month can’t be Pride month….?
Lawn at Loveluck is a new Love Park eatery offering food and drink
amidst picnic tables and string lights. Opened on Saturday, June 26, it
is the brainchild of Safran Turney Hospitality and will feature snacks,
burgers, sandwiches, and curly fries.