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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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Compost Your Leaves This Fall – November 10 thru December 19

  Bag your leaves this fall and help beautify our City. Be a part of this year’s Bagged Leaf and Recycling Program, get your friends, family and neighbors to join in, as well. This united effort helps clear our streets of leaves and creates a second life for the collected material through composting. Taking part […]

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Verizon Yellow Pages Litter – Help rid the neighborhood of this bi-yearly trash dump…

  It’s that time of year when our streets get flooded with superfluous wads of paper. The city spends millions of dollars to remove the 2-3 phone books per person that are deposited on door steps all over the city.  The NLNA has been in contact with Verizon, and they want to help cut down […]

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Fall Tree Planting – Sun, Nov 16! – Rain or Shine!

  Please join our Fall Tree Planting, Sunday, November 16!  Rain or shine. A society grows great when the old plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit. ~Greek proverb                                                          […]

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PWD to meet with community regarding East Poplar Playground Field – Mon, Nov 11

  East Poplar Playground and East Poplar Field are slated to receive Stormwater Management work from the Philly Water Department. You can find out more about the project, and provide input at a community meeting to be held at the playground. The meeting will take place on Monday, November 11 at 6pm at East Poplar Playground […]

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Public Meeting: PWD’s Renovations of N 3rd’s Cement Park – Oct 18 2014

Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30pm at the NLNA Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) Green City, Clean Waters The Northern Liberties Recreation Center (Cement Park) has been selected by the Philadelphia Water Department for its Green City, Clean Waters stormwater management project to help soak up rain and beautify the property. However, the current plan only […]

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Recycling in paper bags or cardboard boxes is not recognized by the Street Department…

  Hey Neighbors, The Streets Dept is cracking down on people who put their recycling out in cardboard boxes or paper bags, and are not picking them up. These bags and boxes are being left on the curb to fall apart.   PLEASE NOTE: Recycling may NOT be put out in cardboard boxes or in […]

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NLNA Trash & Recycling Programs in the Works…

  1. PILOT PROGRAM for MORE EFFICIENT RECYCLING BINS While Liberty Lands has containers for both trash and recycling which receive trash pick-up twice a week during the warm months, there is still a constant problem of wind-blown litter at the park. Some of this originates from park users, but some comes from the surrounding […]

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Management FAIL: Overstuffed Trash Bins at Liberties Walk

  VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513 Posted: Monday, July 7, 2014, 3:01 AM THE RESIDENTS and neighbors of one Northern Liberties apartment complex have spent two years seeking refuge from refuse. They say the trash bins in the parking lot of Liberties Walk at Schmidt’s – the little sister to the Piazza, […]

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2014 NoLibs Stoop Show – THE WINNERS!

The 2014 Stoop Show was HUGE! Tens of neighbors spiffed up their steps, sidewalks, and gutters to win a coveted Stoop Show trophy.  Here are the WINNERS as they appear on the map… 1021 N Randolf St — Wins a Simple Beauty Award for year-round shrubs, this lovely tree-pit, and thriving window boxes. * 958 […]

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Pruning Club is Coming to Northern Liberties!

  Monday, July 21 from 6:00 – 8:30pm Please join the Northern Liberties Tree Tenders for our 1st Pruning Club event Thanks to a grant from PHS and TD Bank, we’ll have tools and an arborist to lead us in pruning our Tree-Tender-planted neighborhood trees.  Four pruning events will take place between now and October. […]

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Big Thanks to Waterfront Square Condominiums & Spa for their Project Clean Streets Fundraiser

Monday, July 14 from from 6:30 to 8:30pm Frankford Hall – 1210 Frankford Ave 19125 (half a block north of Girard Ave) Click HERE for map.   The NLNA’s street-sweeping program to get a helping hand from Waterfront Square Condominiums & Spa and Frankford Hall Join us in an effort to alleviate trash and litter problems […]

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Love Your Liberty Lands! – Sat May 10

  We got so much done today! In the realm of “sometimes it takes a while, but we get to stuff eventually,” new fence rails went in, closing the gap by the potty shed off again; the rubber mulch began the process of GOING AWAY; the stump of a tree and the dead dogwood are […]

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FREE Document Shredding Event – Sat May 3

  10am – 2pm at Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing (Spring Garden St & Delaware Ave)  FREE PAPER SHREDDING   Do you want to shred: Documents, containing Social Security, credit card and bank account number? Credit card applications? Canceled or unused checks? Insurance and income tax records? Bank and credit card statements? Pension information? Do […]

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How to Legally Prepare Mattresses for Disposal

  From The Streets Department: Acting Streets Commissioner David J. Perri has announced changes in the Sanitation regulations governing how mattresses and box springs are placed out for curbside collection. These changes affect residents and small businesses that receive City Sanitation services. Effective December 1 – Residents will be required to bag and seal mattresses and […]

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Northern Liberties Front Street CleanUp in honor of Amber Long – Sat Apr 5

                    Join together with friends and neighbors to make Front Street in Northern Liberties cleaner and safer on Philly Spring Cleanup Day 2014! The cleanup will take place on Front Street, between Poplar and Laurel Streets. It’s just a few blocks, but there’s lots of work […]

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Fall Tree Planting – Saturday, November 23

  To volunteer e-mail Erika at bgoldewag@verizon.net.  Additional details will be emailed to you soon. Help Make Northern Liberties Greener 20 volunteers are wanted to plant 15 new trees all over the neighborhood. Everything needed to plant will be provided. Community service hours for students. Join us for lunch after planting too! (Location TBD) The fall […]

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Clean-Up Day October 12th at The Doughboy Park – SUCCESS!

  Click here to see Before and After photos. Saturday starting at 9am – there will be coffee and donuts! A small crew of volunteers will be  cleaning and weeding Madison Park – nicknamed Doughboy Park for the WWI sculpture of a soldier charging out of the trenches. New plantings will be coming soon! Please […]

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES Meeting of September 10, 2013

PRESENT:   Matt Ruben, President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Monika Kreidie; Katrina Mansfield; Sharon Richman; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger; Logan Welde. ABSENT:  Don Phillips, Vice-President;  Lystra Harris, Frank Robertson. ALSO PRESENT:  Jordan Rushie The meeting was called to order by the President at 6:14 p.m. Motion: By Rick […]

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E-Waste Update: More than 3000 pounds collected!

    Update 10/22/13: This year’s Annual NLNA Clean and Green event collected more than 3000 pounds of electronic waste. We were also able to collect several donations which will help with Clean and Green initiatives in our neighborhood such as Project Clean Streets. Thanks to everyone that helped, participated, and contributed. Special thanks to […]

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Introducing: Project Clean Streets

With support of neighborhood businesses, the NLNA is excited to announce Project Clean Streets. The focus of the project is to help alleiviate our neighborhood litter and trash problems. This summer, we hired a small crew to sweep designated streets and problem areas once a week. With your support we’d like to grow this service […]

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Regarding this Year’s 2nd Street Festival and Cleanup

  This was another huge success, and we thank the local businesses who organized it, the Philadelphia Folksong Society, and all the vendors and NLNA volunteers. The NLNA is aware that 2nd St. was not fully cleaned up until 24 hours after the close of the festival. The Festival organizers are eager to improve this […]

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Check out Rain Check! – Application Deadline June 1

  Rain Check is a Philadelphia Water Department program that provides residents with resources to manage stormwater and beautify their homes. Through the program, PWD helps people pay for landscape improvements such as rain gardens or downspout planters that keep rain water from entering the sewer system. The program is open to all people with […]

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CSA Farm Share Returns to NoLibs – Sign Up Now!

  Regular food deliveries May through October! Neighborhood Foods, a West Philly based urban farm, is partnering with NL’s own Liberty Lands and Cafe Chismosa to hold a 2013 farmers market and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Customers pay the farmer at the beginning of the season and receive a box of local produce every week. […]

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Weeders Club at Madison Memorial Park this Saturday

  This week only — Weeder’s Club is wandering down to Madison Memorial park (you know, Doughboy park at 2nd and Spring Garden) to give it a little help. We have a wonderful new neighbor and volunteer who’s taking on regular clean up of this tiny greenspace, and we want to give her efforts a […]

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