Parents (and children) of a certain
age will recall the Sesame Street character Oscar the Grouch, who lived
in a trash can and whose signature song was “I Love Trash."
That was all cute and lovable and
adorable, but pardon us if we’re a bit grouchy ourselves about the
subject of trash around here. We understand that more than a few urban
ills seem intractable, nor has the pandemic helped, but… Picking up the
trash in a timely fashion? Pardon the pun, but that’s too heavy a lift?
To their credit, last week a number of
fed-up residents brought bags of trash from their own neighborhoods to
the Municipal Services Building in protest. And yes, there’s even an app
for this called “Glitter," which pays residents to clean up their neighborhoods through corporate sponsorships.
These grass-roots efforts are
admirable, but Bottom Line it’s the City’s responsibility here. This
trash problem needs to go, along with the unfunny sobriquet
The Zoning Committee report is ready. Visit here if you would like to read the report. Click here if you would like to see the meeting.
The next public zoning committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 7pm, via zoom.
Merchant Partner of the Week
week we spotlight a member of the CCRA Merchant Partner ‘Deals &
Discount’ Program, which helps local Mom and Pop businesses get back on
their post-pandemic feet by providing complimentary valuable advertising
and exposure by encouraging support from CCRA’s highly-engaged (and
growing) membership. This week we feature FrameWorks Studio &
New Merchant Partner Brings the Art of Framing
CCRA is both proud and delighted to introduce our newest Merchant Partner, Frameworks Studio
at 21st & Walnut Sts. Frameworks Studio & Gallery is not just
another framing house. How so? Well, for one, the framers are artists
themselves, complete with Fine Arts degrees. For another, there is an
active on-site gallery which offers seasonal exhibitions featuring the
works of local artists. And finally, as a CCRA Merchant Partner,
FrameWorks offers CCRA members 10% off on all framing. So do please stop
by at 21st & Walnut and say hello to the newest member of the CCRA Merchant Partner family: FrameWorks!
Clean, Safe, and Green
From My Circuit Trails: Sign and Share the Petition Today
No Vax, No Service: Some Philly Area Eateries Require Proof
In a response to changing CDC
guidelines, several Philly-area restaurants are now requiring proof of
vaccination for customers who request indoor dining, as the City Health
Dept. has recommended that everyone wear masks indoors whether
vaccinated or not.
The gem of a park known as Markward
Plaza is looking hard at some long-awaited renovation and repair work,
as the City has advised that it is now ready to roll. On the punch list:
fountain repair (done), replacing broken tables, chairs and sidewalk;
fix drainage issues; renovate entrance steps and add new landscaping
around the plaza and at Taney and Pine Sts.
Citing the city’s history, the Art Museum
renovation and the hopping culinary scene, Time Magazine included
Philadelphia among its “World’s Greatest Places” for the year 2021.
Mentioned are Frank Gehry’s Art Museum design, chef Omar Tate and
restaurateur Ange Branca. Read all about it here.
Here’s what you need to know about the City’s plans to reopen MLK Drive to cars
City announced that Martin Luther King Drive will be opened to
vehicular traffic beginning on Wednesday, August 4 at 5 p.m., based on
consultation with City Council and the successful completion of various
infrastructure projects including improvements to the recreational
trail, paving, and upgrades to lighting.
for HOSPITALS is looking for those to provide and help recruit
temporary housing for patient-families traveling to the Philadelphia
area for medical care. Among those now in need are two families each
with a child who is an in-patient at the Children’s Hospital of
Philadelphia waiting for a heart transplant.
Please share this message in any way you can. Anyone with a private place to offer for one week or more, at any time this month or thereafter, should contact HOSTS for HOSPITALS ASAP: 484-380-2999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.