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Thank You to Neighborhood Businesses Who Helped Out with Winterfest!

  The NLNA would like to thank all of the following businesses that helped make this year’s Winterfest fundraiser such a huge success. Please bring them your business as a show of thanks… Beautiful Blooms Café Chismosa Café LaMaude City Fitness City Planter DJ Frosty DnA Salon Higher Grounds Johnny Brenda’s Kings Oak North Bowl […]

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11th Annual NoLibs Variety Show Raises Over $2500 for Kearney Elementary

  The PLAYWORKS Program comes to Kearney… Full time coach, Coach Anna, was brought on to run PLAYWORKS, a program which teach conflict resolution through play. The Schoolyard and Lunchtime Recess is the core of the program. Coach Anna creates and monitors structured opportunities for play and healthy socialization. She also meets with each classroom […]

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NLNA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes of February 4, 2013

    PRESENT:  Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Lystra Harris; Katrina Mansfield; Anne Waginger. ABSENT:  Erika Goldberg, Chris Somers The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:06 p.m. Motion: By: Anne Waginger, seconded by Katrina Mansfield. “To […]

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New Evening Hours at the NLNA – 6 to 9pm on Wednesday Nights!

  Drop in Wednesdays, 6-9pm The NLNA’s office – 700 N. 3rd St, on the corner of 3rd & Fairmount – is expanding its hours. If you have questions or concerns about the neighborhood, if you need a recycle bin, help with a problem, or information, give us a call at 215-627-NLNA (6562) – or […]

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New “License to Inspect” Tool Lets You Easily Look Up Permits & Info

PlanPhilly.com and Philly-based firm Azavea have created a new online tool that makes it easy to monitor construction, demolition, and code violations in the city. The tool, called License to Inspect, enables users quickly to search, display, sort, and save data collected by the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections. So check it out by […]

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Zoning Meeting Agenda – Mon, February 25

Location: NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount  As always, the meetings are public and all are welcome to attend and participate. Monday, February 25, 2013 Please note 6:30 start time!!! (6:30) – 938 New Market – Alex Duller – I2 – Return visit with a proposal for a 6 unit residential bldg. on New Market […]

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NLNA General Meeting TONIGHT! – Thursday, Feb 28

  Join us for the February NLNA General Membership meeting. 7pm at the Northern Liberties Community Center – 3rd & Fairmount – as always! This Month’s Agenda Streets Dept. on Laurel St. direction-change proposal DRWC on Spring Garden Underpass project resuming Water Department on flood control measures AVI update and special-meeting preview It’ll be an […]

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Thank You for Donating to the NLNA!

  We are thrilled to report that the NLNA’s 2012 annual appeal has raised more than $15,000, a record! We are grateful to all the neighbors and local businesses who donated these funds, which are essential to maintaining the NLNA’s operations and programs. In addition, many local businesses have donated wonderful food, drink, other goods, […]

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Meet the City Controller And Discuss Property Tax Update at the NLNA General Meeting – Thurs, Jan 24

  7pm at the Northern Liberties Community Center (3rd & Fairmount). This month’s agenda: Get a briefing from the NLNA on the latest new property tax information.  Meet City Controller Alan Butkovitz – the City’s “watchdog” officer. Ask him about property taxes, the City’s budget and expenses, tax collections, pretty much any financial or policy […]

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First NLNA General Membership Meeting of 2013 – Thurs, January 24 at 7pm

  Mark your calendar, and check back for agenda…

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First NLNA Zoning Meeting of 2013 – Monday, January 28

  The January NLNA Zoning Committee Meeting is Monday the 28th, at the NL Community Center. Check back here for agendas and schedule. A second meeting will take place the 29th if necessary.

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TreeCycle Your Christmas Tree with the NLNA This Saturday – January 5 – Volunteers Needed

  Volunteers Needed to Fill 1 or 2 hour shifts this Saturday (Jan 5) from 10am to 4pm! (at Liberty Lands) Tasks include: • collecting donations • off-loading trees • hanging out We have help with the actual chipping. The forecast calls for sun! Please respond to Lara Kelly at trash@nlna.org if you can spare […]

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Standard Tap’s Wurst Christmas Sweater Ever Contest to Benefit Operation Santa!

  Thursday, December 20th from 6 to 10pm Wear your most horrid Christmas Sweater Ever to win the Standard Tap’s Ugliest Sweater Contest! Your $5 entry fee will benefit the NLNA’s Operation Santa effort. Featuring Winter Holiday Beers! Wurst Menu! Fresh Local Egg Nog! Prizes provided by Philadelphia Brewing Company  

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Operation Santa Appeal – Please Consider Donating to Families in Need This Christmas

Fellow neighbor, Each year the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association reaches out to those in need during the holiday season. For the past 25 years we have provided food and toys to over thirty needy families. It is your contributions that make this possible. Please support this year’s Operation Santa by sending or dropping off of […]

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Zoning Agenda for December 2012

To review past Zoning Meeting Minutes and approved Motions see NLNA Board Meeting Minutes. To do this type: BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES in the search field above. Zoning Motions are approved by the Board at the following month’s meeting. DECEMBER 2012 — Zoning Agenda Location: NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount  As always, the meetings […]

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26th Police District Open House – Dec 17

  6-8pm, 615 E Girard (Girard & Montgomery in Fishtown) Come meet the District’s Community Policing Team of officers! Find out about safety programs Ask questions Raise concerns The 26th covers the northern half of Northern Liberties: Poplar Street and north up to Girard Ave. No RSVP is necessary, but if you have any questions […]

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Operation Santa Wrapping Party – Thurs, Dec 20

  Join the NLNA in wrapping holiday gifts to be delivered to families in need this season. Always a great time, with lots of neighbors, pizza, beer, soft drinks, and fun.

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NLNA General Meeting – Thurs, Dec 6

  7pm, NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount Join us this Thursday, December 6, at 7PM for the final NLNA General Membership Meeting of 2012. We’ll be providing updates and information on upcoming holiday season happenings, as well as the latest on development and other neighborhood issues. See you there!

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Liberty Lands Annual Meeting – Tues, Dec 11

  Tuesday, December 11 at the Community Center All are welcome Distinct from our monthly general-membership and zoning meetings, this is just about Liberty Lands, our community owned park, community garden, and playground space. So come by the NL Community Center (3rd & Fairmount) at 8pm next Tuesday, December 11 with any questions or concerns […]

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Zoning Meetings Next Mon & Tues, Nov 26 & 27

  Check back here for this month’s agendas. Mark your calendar for the November NLNA Zoning Committee meetings. Full agendas will be sent out in the next neighborhood email.

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25 New Trees Planted on Sunday. Big Thanks To All Who Volunteered and Donated Lunch!

  Community Fall Tree Planting Sunday, Nov 11 A total of 25 trees were planted around the Northern Liberties and at the Doughboy Park (2nd & Spring Garden) on Sunday by volunteer neighbors led by NLNA Board Member, Erika Goldberg. Through her efforts, 29 volunteers assembled to help out! Lunch was served at Liberty Lands […]

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Fall Festival Thank-You’s! Kudos to Local Businesses!

The NLNA would like to thank the many local businesses who sponsored the Fall Festival at Liberty Lands this past Sunday, with donations of money, food, supplies, and volunteer labor. They helped make this largely-free kids’ event possible. Many thanks to North 3rd Silk City North Bowl Standard Tap Johnny Brenda’s Bar Ferdinan El Camino […]

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Zoning Meetings postponed to Monday, 11/5 and Thursday 11/8

  Due to Hurricane Sandy, October’s Zoning meetings will be held in November 5 and 8. Click here to see this month’s Agenda. Location: NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount  As always, the meetings are public and all are welcome to attend and participate. To review past Zoning Meeting Minutes and approved Motions see NLNA […]

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Election Day Tuesday Important Info You Need to Know

  Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day. The NLNA is a non-partisan charity, but we encourage you to get out and vote!The higher our voter participation, the stronger our voice with elected officials.Full information on polling places, ballots, and more is at the nonpartisan Committee of Seventy’s Election Web site: click on the image above, […]

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Make Time To VOTE on Tuesday, November 6th – NO ID NECCESSARY

  With the State’s attempt to change voting laws this year, there has been a lot of confusion about voting eligibility for Tuesdays Presidential Election. Here are some guidelines: Voters do NOT need to produce ID in order to vote First-time voters DO need to produce ID (as was always the case) Poll workers are […]

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