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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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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 minutes of […]

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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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Two Simple Steps to Help Yourself and Your Neighbors with the Storm

  Our area will feel effects from Tropical Storm Sandy from Sunday evening through most of Tuesday. Hopefully the effects will be modest, but moderately high winds and sustained, very heavy rains are possible. For many reasons, our community is at some risk of flooding, on streets and in basements.     What can you […]

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What You Need to Know about Property Tax Changes and more at the Neighborhood Meeting Thurs, October 25th

  City Official Featured Guest at NLNA October General Meeting Mark your calendar: Thur, Oct. 25th, 7pm – the NLNA October General Membership meeting at the NL Community Center (NW corner 3rd & Fairmount). A representative from the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment will be on hand to brief us about important upcoming changes to […]

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3RD STREET SHOOTER ARRESTED

The below incidents in the Northern Liberties area were recently reported to the 6th District: 10/08/12 to 10/14/12 INCIDENTS REPORTED: None to report. ARRESTS REPORTED: On Saturday, 10/13/12, 7:50 PM, complainant was on an eastbound Market/Frankford train using an I-Phone. A male snatched the phone from the complainant’s hand and fled from the train at […]

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E-Waste Recycling Returns Sep 29th – 10am-2pm

  Bring all your old electronics to the NLNA Community Center! Got a bunch of old TVs, printers, and electronics lying around and don’t know how to properly dispose of them? You won’t have to hold onto them much longer, because the NLNA’s popular electronics waste recycling is coming back next month! Join us on […]

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Articles of Interest on Taxes and Major New Development

        Check out these links for information on new, large waterfront development proposals, and Philly’s tax situation: “Exempt Sites Complicate Tax Fixes” (Philly.com) Music Venue and More, Canal Street (PlanPhilly.com) 1400-unit proposal for Delaware and Callowhill (Philly Real Estate Blog)

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Local Boxing Gym Offering Free Use of Computer Lab

  Joe Hand Boxing Gym (3rd & Green) Monday to Friday from 7am-7pm The Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab is offering children and senior citizens in Northern Liberties free access to its 20-station computer lab, Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm. Space also is available groups interested in running a recreation or gym class. The Joe Hand Boxing […]

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1400 unit, 400 foot-tall proposal for Delaware and Spring Garden

      Planning Commission Sees Initial Presentation A developer has proposed a very large residential project for Delaware Ave., on the block running from Callowhill to Spring Garden. It is centered on four towers, two about 225 feet high, and two about 425 feet high. A full report on the project and the Planning […]

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New Phila Zoning Code In Effect

  New Zoning Categories And Rules On August 22, the new Zoning Code of Philadelphia went into effect. Get all the info, including zoning maps and more, at the web site of the Zoning Code Commission – click HERE. Key points: New code streamlines zoning, makes it clearer, and better accommodates 21st century property uses. […]

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Penn Herb Company Building a New Flagship Store in Northern Liberties

Founded in 1924 by a respected naturopath, Dr. Konstanty Kalkosinski, the first Penn Herb store was located on Girard Avenue in Philadelphia. In 1940, Penn Herb moved to its current location at Second and Spring Garden in Northern Liberties. The retail store has remained at that location, where a loyal following of walk-in customers continues […]

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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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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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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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