NNA June Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors, 

Last month was so busy that we had to take a month off from newsletter-writing to fit everything in, but we're back and have lots to report! This includes a very important upcoming vote (see more below) that could have a big impact on our organization. So enough with the introduction - just keep scrolling to find out about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what NNA is up to!

General Meeting Wednesday

 Our monthly General Meeting at the Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments will take place tomorrow (Wednesday).  This is the perfect first step to getting more involved in the community!  Come hear what's going on in the neighborhood, meet some neighbors, and bring any questions or concerns you might have. 

NNA General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, June 22
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments (16th and Reed)

IMPORTANT: Proposed Name Change to Our Organization 

We're proud of our neighborhood, especially its rich history and diversity, which is why the NNA board has agreed to hold a vote at our monthly general meeting in July on whether we should change our name. We know that the name "Newbold" comes with a lot of mixed feelings, which is why we think it's worth considering a new name that ensures our  non-profit sincerely and purposefully represents all of our neighbors, new and old.

We are announcing the vote today, which will be held on Wednesday, July 27th at our regular general meeting (6:30pm at Reed Street Apartments). If we vote to retain the name, then that's the end of the issue for now. However if we vote to change the name, then we will start asking for proposals for a new name, and the most popular suggestions will be held for a vote at our August general meeting.

Do you have strong feelings about this issue? Then please come out and voice them, we want to hear your take! We truly want to ensure this process is as transparent and  open as possible, so please reach out with any questions to president@newboldneighbors.org.

Picnic at Manton Green

On Saturday, June 11, the Clean and Green committee hosted a clean up and neighborhood picnic at Manton Green. Thank you so much to all the neighbors who helped make the event a success! It was great to see so many of you. If you haven't already, check out the new planters and vegetable garden at the Green (17th and Manton). It's looking spectacular!

Wanted: Clean & Green Committee Members!

Mark your calendars for the next committee meeting on Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 PM (location TBD). We will be discussing upcoming events, such as the Philadelphia Water Department's Rain Check program workshop we are looking to plan for the end of August. Please email clean@newboldneighbors.org from more info. Hope to see you there!

17th District Annual Block Party

The 17th District of the Philadelphia police are throwing their annual block party on June 25th from 10am to 6pm.

They'll have tons of kid friendly activities, food and members of the PA Army National Guard's 103rd Engineer Battalion will be showing kids a military vehicle and equipment.

Email Charlie Elison  if your organization is interested in setting up a table or if you'd like to help a few neighbors run children's activities.

Notes from Public Safety

Public Safety reminds you that you can always join us at the PSA Meetings, Captain's Meetings, Neighborhood Walk or feel free to email us with questions and concerns. We'd love to see you there. Check the NNA calendar for more details and keep up with all the great things our committees are doing.

Here are the month's crime numbers:
Crime# of Events
This Month
# of Events This Month
Last Year
% Change
Aggravated Assault No Firearm 8 6 33%
All Other Offenses 34 60 -43%
Burglary Residential 3 9 -67%
Driving Under the Influence 4 3 33%
Disorderly Conduct 3 2 50%
Fraud 10 8 25%
Narcotic / Drug Law Violations 9 8 12%
Other Assaults 24 25 -4%
Rape 2 2 0%
Robbery Firearm 2 3 -33%
Robbery No Firearm 2 4 -50%
Theft from Vehicle 16 6 167%
Thefts 14 18 -22%
Vandalism/Criminal Mischief 15 19 -21%
Weapon Violations 3 1 200%

A little prevention goes a long way. Lock your doors and windows and remember to remove valuables from your car. Be aware when using your cell phone as you walk, especially at night. Making sure your outdoor lights are operational and turned on as the sun sets helps a would-be criminal think twice and consider moving-on to less visible targets. 

Lastly, If you would like to meet the local officers and leaders of the PSAs, please stop by 1200 Block of Point Breeze Avenue on Saturday June 25th, 10am to 6pm where the 17th District will be holding a meet and greet. 

 Have a great month and stay safe. 

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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