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NLNA Zoning Meetings This Week – Mon & Tue 6:30pm – 7/30 & 31/12

  Location: NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount  As always, the meetings are public and all are welcome to attend and participate. Monday, July 30 6:30 – 443 Fairmount Ave. – L4 – David Orphanides – Return visit with a proposal to change the first floor to residential as part of an existing structure with […]

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Workshops on Zoning Code & AVI – July 26 and 31

  Our good friends at South Kensington Community Partners, and Concilio are holding a free session on the Actual Value Initiative for property taxes. Thursday July 26, 6:30-8:00PM, at Concilio, 705 Franklin St. (between Fairmount & Brown). Information is at the SKCP web site – click here. Then, the Citizen’s Planning Institute – a project of the city’s […]

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The Summer Movie Series in Liberty Lands Is On!

  Every Thursday at 8:30PM in the Park The annual Summer Movie Series in Liberty Lands has begun – and this year it’s the best (well, sort of the best) of the ’80s! The movies are shown on a giant, inflatable screen on the park’s performance stage – don’t miss it! Bring a chair or […]

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“Green Streets” Projects Underway

  Sidewalk improvements and new trees The Philadelphia Water Dept. has begun two small but important Green Streets projects in our neighborhood. They’ll be installing sidewalk bump-outs and tree trenches outside the NL Community Center at 3rd & Fairmount, and Bodine High School on George St. These projects improve storm water management, ease pedestrian street […]

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Learn about the USS United States – a Philly Waterfront Treasure

  Planning and waterfront development web site PlanPhilly is putting on two two events that celebrate a historic treasure currently docked on our Central Delaware riverfront, and the former PlanPhilly reporter who wrote a book detailing its creation and its legacy. Thursday, July 19, 5-7PM: A Man and His Ship Book Release and Conversation. A free […]

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NLNA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – June 4, 2012

  PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer;  Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Larry Freedman; Lystra Harris; Irene Lambrou; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger.  ABSENT: Michael Coyne; Josh Upin. The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:02 p.m. Motion: By Steve Richman, seconded by Katrina Mansfield:“To […]

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Updates on Piazza Incident, Finnigan’s Wake, & Property Taxes from June General Membership Meeting

  It was a packed house at last Thursday’s NLNA General Membership Meeting. Erika Goldberg was elected to fill a vacant board seat. Ellen Mogell of Honey’s Sit-n-Eat received the NLNA’s Community Service Award. Updates on issues discussed at the meeting: Property Taxes. On June 28, City Council voted for final passage of legislation delaying AVI […]

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Piazza Shooting Suspect Arrested

Steven Miller Apprehended In Texas Click HERE for a news report. We have no additional information at this time.

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Finnigan’s Wake Project Legalized over Community Objections

So far, more than 175 neighbors have chosen to make their views heard on the Finnigan’s Wake issue.  Want to add your voice? Click here Despite previous assurances, and over the NLNA’s strong objection, last week Councilman Mark Squilla moved forward with a bill legalizing the construction of 2nd and 3rd story outdoor balconies for […]

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Discussion of Piazza Incident at June 28 Meeting

If you’d like to discuss issues related to last Sunday night’s shooting at the Piazza, there will be an opportunity at the NLNA’s regularly scheduled June General Membership Meeting, Thursday the 28th, 7PM, at the NL Community Center (NW corner 3rd & Fairmount). On a happier note, please join us at the meeting for the presentation […]

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Board Meeting Minutes 5/7/12

Meeting of May 7, 2012   PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; John Braxton, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Larry Freedman; Irene Lambrou; Katrina Mansfield; Ken Mitchell; Steve Richman; Anne Waginger. ABSENT: Fernando Benavides, Erika Goldberg, Barbara Saverino, Josh Upin The meeting was called to order by the President at  7:07 p.m. Motion: By Katrina Mansfield, […]

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Property Tax – Major Developments, and Your Action Needed

Last week City Council voted to delay the implementation of AVI (the Actual Value Initiative). Opinion in NL is not unanimous, but based on the views of a clear majority of residents we’ve heard from, this is a major victory. But the Nutter administration is still pushing to undo this arrangement and get AVI implemented […]

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Important Public Meetings on Re-zoning Properties in NL

  June 18 at 7th & Spring Garden; June 20 Downtown As part of zoning reform, the Planning Commission will examine every property in Philadelphia to see if its zoning needs to be changed. This is called remapping. Northern Liberties is among the first areas to be remapped. Next week brings the first two public […]

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Probable Final Vote on Property Tax Changes

Tomorrow, June 14th, at 10AM is City Council’s second-to-last session before the summer recess. We are informed it is likely that Council will consider several property tax bills, some overlapping, some competing – and vote on one or more of them. Major issues to be decided: – Whether to enact the new “Actual Value Initiative” […]

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Three Updates on Piazza Incident

What we know: Police are seeking, 23 year-old Steven Miller in the fatal shooting outside PYT after midnight on June 11. A brief report can be found here. Next Step #1: We have received questions, comments, and suggestions from many neighbors, and we appreciate everyone’s thoughtfulness and dedication to the community. We are working to […]

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Update: Own a Tax-abated House? Apply for the Homestead Exemption Now

Link to downloadable Application file – HERE Form also available from State Rep. Mike O’Brien’s office – 610 N. 2nd St. here in NL (215-503-3245) Many neighbors who own tax-abated houses have contacted us asking if they need to fill out the Homestead Exemption form too. On June 10th, the City of Philadelphia sent out […]

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Music Fest and Flea Market on Saturday, June 9th

Saturday June 9th, all day at Liberty Lands It’s time again for the Spring Music Fest and Flea Market! It starts at 9AM with the flea market, which runs all day. Sell your stuff – just $20 for a space – contact Kathy Vissar, kvissar@gmail.com. Our neighborhood Recreation Center also is having a flea market that […]

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Neighborhood Cleanup from Waterfront Square to Fairmount Avenue

Saturday, June 9th Meet up at Waterfront Square (Penn St. near Brown) at 7:30AM, where residents of this condo, along with KassCon Cleaning Services, will be doing a cleanup from the condo site, down to Fairmount Avenue. Questions? Email Roland Kassis by clicking here.

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Deadline: Get Your Property Tax “Homestead Exemption” in Now

July 31 Deadline The City’s Property Tax situation remains in flux, with new property assessments not yet released; the new tax rate unknown; and the PA legislature still having to act in order to make some of the City’s proposals legal. But there’s one thing you can – and must – do now if you […]

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Bodine High School Flea Market May 12 – Sign Up Now

Flea market, raffle, snacks and beverages The Home & School Association of our neighborhood’s award-winning Bodine High School for International Affairs is holding a flea market next Saturday, 9 AM-12 Noon. Help the school and sell your stuff – a space is $30. Also, you can donate an item to be raffled off, and help […]

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Love Your Park Day at Liberty Lands May 12

Love Your Park Day at Liberty Lands May 12 Starts at 9AM – free coffee, snacks, and lunch Next Saturday it’s a Love Your Park work day at Liberty Lands! Come out anytime starting at 9am. Coffee and donuts will be provided, with lunch at noon, and the even tending at 2PM. Tools and gloves […]

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“Penn St. Trail” to connect Spring Garden to SugarHouse New Waterfront Trail Section to Open Next Spring

The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. is getting ready to create the next section of the waterfront trail. More information at PlanPhilly.com – click HERE.

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The Famous Night Market – sponsored by The Food Trust – Is Coming To Our Neighborhood!

A big hit in Mt. Airy, Chinatown, University City and East Passyunk over the past couple of years, the Night Market draws thousands of locals and visitors to sample food from dozens of vendors, and to learn more about The Food Trust’s mission of making healthy food available to everyone. Night Market Northern Liberties will […]

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FUNDRAISER FOR NEIGHBOR KEVIN NEARY RAISES $20K

January 29’s fundraiser for neighbor Kevin Neary, left paralyzed after a tragic robbery late last year, raised more than $20,000. Many thanks to eveyone who gave, and to North Bowl, which donated all its proceeds from the day’s event as well. You can still give if you missed the event – just click the DONATE button […]

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES – Meeting of December 3, 2012

  PRESENT:  Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Erika Goldberg; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger. ABSENT:  Lystra Harris The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:05 p.m. Motion: By Katrina Mansfield, seconded by Erika Goldberg:“To approve the […]

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