March 2015 — Zoning Agenda

Zoning Motions are approved by the Board at the following month’s board meeting, which is held the first Monday of the month. To review past zoning meeting minutes and approved motions find the applicable NLNA Board Meeting Minutes by clicking here: Board Meeting Minutes. Location: NL Community Center, 700 N. 3rd Street (3rd & Fairmount) As always, […]

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Contribute $10 to NLNA when you sign up for your Spring Philly Foodworks CSA

Spring is here! Time to sign up for your CSA… The Philly Foodworks Rolling Farm Share makes it easy to support local producers and eat delicious, seasonal food. Receive regular deliveries of fresh local foods with as little as a $100 pre-season payment and no seasonal commitment. Get creative by choosing from custom shares, special […]

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NoLibs Watch Dogs Class – A Summary

Here’s a recap of what I learned at the Watch Dog talk at the Community Center last month: The Basics Know your neighbors. Looking out for each other starts at home, on your block. If your neighbor knows you work during the weekday, they will be suspicious of movers at your house on a Tuesday […]

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Liberty Lands Spring CleanUp – Sat, April 18

9am-2pm at Liberty Lands Come out and make muddy spring love to YOUR favorite urban green space, Liberty Lands!!! Remember, WE OWN IT. WE LOVE IT. And, WE CARE FOR IT. PLUS, Philly Foodworks will be bringing some snacks and plant starts (herbs and veggies) for kids to plant in the park, or in small […]

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Burglary Suspect Arrested

    From the 26th District Police on March 20, 2015— Sgt Massi has advised us that the police have arrested this burglary suspect and he has confessed. SUMMARY: The individual below is a suspect in the following burglaries: 2-14-15 100 block of W Jefferson St. DC#2015-26-008449 2-24-15 1900 block of N. 7th St. DC#2015-26-001906 He […]

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Tax Prep Help

The Department of Revenue launched the Income Inequality Initiative this past December.  The goal of this initiative is for all Philadelphia residents who are eligible for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to claim and receive the maximum credit to which they are entitled. The EITC is a federal tax credit that benefits low […]

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New Dope About Dumpsters

  The Mayor just signed Bill No. 140903. (here) Amendment § 10-722. Use of Dumpsters. Some notable parts: Businesses may not mix “grindable garbage” and “rubbish.” grindable garbage (food mostly) can be put in a garbage disposal, or composted Businesses may mix non-grindable garbage with rubbish provided all garbage is placed in bags designed to […]

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Latest Recycling Info From The City

  For your convenience, here are links with the latex, greatest recycle info: Curbside recycling: http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/recycling/how-to-recycle/ New Curbside recycling (Recycle by City): http://recyclebycity.com/philadelphia Philly Recycling Rewards (by Recyclebank): http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/recycling-rewards The City’s recyclables processor, ReCommunity, has some outstanding information on their website, including a virtual tour of a materials recovery facility (MRF).  You may notice a couple of slight variations between […]

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Figure Drawing at the Community Center – Thursday Nights

The days are getting longer, and it’s time to draw! From 6:30 to 9:30 adult figure drawing will be available on most Thursday nights throughout the winter at the NLNA Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) See our schedule below. $10 Walk-in fee pays the model Bring your own supplies… email 321sketchclub@gmail.com with questions. Here’s […]

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Superfresh will contribute 1% of your grocery bill to NLNA — Just Sign Up!

Sign up below to show your support for the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association and Superfresh will donate 1% of your grocery bill to NLNA. All you need to do is register your SuperFresh Rewards card by filling out the form below with the information used when you applied for the card. Then use your card at any SuperFresh […]

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PHILADELPHIA’S CIRCULAR FREE PROGRAM

  Property owners in Philly that are tired of having take-out menus and ad circulars jammed into their door frames and mailboxes now have a way to stop the problem at the source! The NLNA has purchased 500 Circular-Free stickers, and is offering them for a suggested donation of $1. Stop by the Community Center […]

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“Take Back Our Sidewalks” Neighborhood Initiative

The NLNA is stepping up efforts to minimize street and sidewalk blockages from construction activity — a major headache and frequent safety risk.     Read more about it HERE in a recent Star Newspaper story featuring NLNA Quality of Life Coordinator Lara Kelly and neighbor Rick Angeli. If you have an issue or question about a blockage, please contact Lara Kelly at the NLNA.   —

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NLNA President Matt Ruben Video Interview on PlanPhilly.com

Matt Ruben: President of Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, Chair of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group, Teacher at Bryn Mawr College Home Neighborhood: Northern Liberties Favorite Place: Liberty Lands Park – “the geographical, cultural, and spiritual center of our community.” Three words to describe Philly: Authentic. Gritty. Beautiful. Local Heroes: (1) Larry Freedman, chairman on NLNA’s zoning committee. […]

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Annual Kearny Elementery Fundraiser – EAT.DRINK.PLAY! – Fri, Mar 20

 xxx 6:30pm – Liberti Church – 2424 York Street General Philip Kearny Elementary’s second annual fundraiser – EAT.DRINK.PLAY! An evening of delicious food donated by FUGE catering, wine poured by Moore Brothers Wine Company, an open bar with craft beers, and a silent auction brimming with goods and services from Local Artists and Businesses. Last […]

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of February 2, 2015

  PRESENT:  Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Larry Freedman; Sasi Judd; Dolores Lyons; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger; Logan Welde ABSENT:  Jennifer Baker, Michael Coyne, Monika Kreidie, Sharon Richman The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:10 p.m. Motion: By Don Phillips, seconded by […]

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Game Night! – Thurs, Feb 26

Northern Liberties Community Center from 7p Recently the NLNA’s general membership meetings changed from monthly to quarterly. So come to the “Un-Meeting” — an evening of scrabble, trivial pursuit, cards, pot luck, and neighbors. Just show up, or to help with the head count, email Paula Gansky for more info  pgansky@aol.com Northern Liberties Community Center 700 N […]

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Northern Lights – March 6 First Friday Kids Workshop

Northern Liberties Community Center – 700 N 3rd St, 19123 Ages 5 through 12 from 6:00 to 8:30pm Fee:  $25/child (siblings $15) Simply reply to nlartsorg@gmail.com to register your kids… ​​This week Mr Tom is back with special guest assistants to Light up Northern Liberties! We’ll be using recycled plastic bottles, paint, and gels to create an […]

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The 13th Annual Northern Liberties Variety Show – Thanks For Coming!

  Friday, March 6th, 2015 at Johnny Brenda’s Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00pm $12 Donation Witness the (Very, Very) Hidden Talents of your Neighbors! Moms, Dads, and Wall Flowers will strut their stuff for two hours you’ll never get back! This year’s proceeds to benefit NLArts Kids Camp! If YOU would like to perform […]

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NLArts / Variety Show Special Combo Offer!

This year’s Variety Show proceeds to benefit NLArts Kids Camp! Special Variety Show / Camp Combo Offer 2 Tickets to the Variety Show for you and a date (Adults only) Northern Lights First Friday Kids Workshop with extended hours: 6 to 10:30pm $45/child – $20/siblings 5 to 12 year olds Mr Tom is back with […]

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Watch Dog Class – Wed, Feb 25 – A Talk About Dog Walking and Town Watch – Sign Up Now…

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015  / 7pm  /  NLNA Community Center (700 N 3rd St) Pablo Mateo from the City’s Town Watch Dept will be conducting training on how to effectively observe and report criminal activity while out walking your dog. Police can’t be everywhere, but when you’re out walking your dog two or three times […]

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