April Newsletter

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Spring has officially arrived, and our neighborhood has positively been abuzz with activity!  The trees are blooming, people are dusting off their grills, and all of the sudden it seems like a good idea to just go sit on the stoop and take it all in.  What a good time to live in this little corner of South Philly!  

In addition, NNA has been making huge strides for the improvement of our community: the Citywide Spring Cleanup was a veritable success, our Zoning team is helping neighbors guide more and more proposed development, and many neighbors found a postcard in their mailboxes recently, kindly inviting them to join us and help in our efforts!

Below, find more about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what NNA has been up to...

Yesterday's General Meeting

Last night, we had one of the best, most diverse and active turn outs for our General Meeting EVER (nearly 30 people)! We even had two candidates for Common Pleas Judge seek us out to speak to attendees during New Business, we had a representative from the Committee of Seventy impart the importance of voting in this year's elections, and we had Committee report-outs that were positively PACKED with activities and updates about YOUR neighborhood. So while the world turns with grief, hope springs eternal in our little corner of Philadelphia.

Clean and Green

 On Saturday, April 11, the neighborhood was hard at work as neighbors came together to sweep, clean, and spruce up their blocks. The Clean and Green Committee helped to sign up projects and provide supplies to many of the blocks that registered for the annual Citywide Spring Clean Up. The day was a huge success, with over 20 blocks registered and numerous community members pitching in to help make our neighborhood more beautiful.

Spring will continue to be a busy time for Clean and Green! Interested in helping us plant flowers or trees? Looking to have a tree planted in front of your home this November? Have an idea for a project that will help beautify the neighborhood? Email clean@newboldneighbors.org or, better yet, come out to our next meeting! We'll be at Benna's West (1444 S. Broad) at 6:30 PM on Thursday, May 14. Hope to see you there!

Public Safety 

The Public Safety Committee has released the NNA Quarterly Crime Report, which you can find here. The report includes statistics that put crime into perspective by comparing trends over time and mapping all crimes that have occurred within our service area so far this year.  It's got tons of data, information, and graphics (like the one below), all designed to keep you informed. 

For more information about the data, to request specific information, or to find out about the next Public Safety meeting, please contact Miguel Garces and Eddie Thrasher at publicsafety@newboldneighbors.org.  


The Education Committee is continuing to push forward and forge relationships with the schools in our areas, such as EM Stanton, GW Childs Elementary, and their affiliated organizations.  Want to get involved and support our local public schools?  Email our committee chairperson for the location of the next meeting on 5/20 @ 6PM: education@newboldneighbors.org 

Planning & Zoning 

Do you have opinions about what gets built or not built in our neighborhood?  Of course you do!  Come get your voice heard at our next Planning & Zoning meeting.  This committee is a leading voice for the changing landscape of our community and they want your involvement! 

For more info, email our committee chairpersons: 

Or just join us at our next meeting:  Tuesday 5/12, 6:30 PM @ Reed St. Presbyterian Apartments

Community Outreach

The outreach committee is starting to plan its annual Wine & Sangria Tour.  (Save the date - July 25th!)  If you would like to be a part of the planning committee or a host for the tour, please email MarilysMazzara@Newboldneighbors.org

Also, NNA is excited to be partnering with the Philadelphia Film Society to host a "Movies on the Block" event.  YOU help pick the subject, THEY pick the title, and then we convene as neighbors to watch a film about things that matter to this neighborhood that we love. Help us by clicking here and voting below on a subject! 

Interested in strengthening relationships in the community?  Join the Community Outreach Committee for their next meeting Thursday 4/16 @ 7:30.  Email outreach@newboldneighbors.orgfor more info.


Upcoming Meetings

As always, check the calendar on our website for any NNA meetings and events as well as non-NNA events that are of interest to our neighborhood. If you have any events that you would like us to consider adding to the calendar, please feel free to e-mail us the information.
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