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Help Us Turn Lemons Into Lemonade…

On May 6th our beloved mural by Frank Hyder and the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia was destroyed by graffiti.   This mural was done in 2009  by Frank and his students and since has become a great part of our neighborhood.  Located on the north side of Bell Floor Covering at 1050 North 2nd […]

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How To Stop Circular & Handbill Deliveries

Circulars and handbills can be a neighborhood nuisance. It’s illegal for vendors to put them in residents’ mailboxes. So, instead, they get shoehorned into doors and railings, causing litter on our streets. What You Can Do The good news is you can sign up to for a non-delivery list to prevent them from being delivered to […]

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Recycle Bins With Lids Available at the Community Center – Suspended Until Yard Construction Project Is Completed

We’ll let you know when we have more bins as soon as we get them… The City no longer offers free recycle bins through the NoLibs Community Center. The small bins formerly provided by The City are just too small. Wind-blown litter from these over-stuffed containers can be seen around the neighborhood after trash pickup most […]

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Notes from the 2017 Winter Quality of Life Meeting

By Janet Finegar — February 21, 2017 We began by making a list of as many problems/sources of trash on the street as possible. [This list, with a lot of more details about all of the below, will be sent to everyone who attended the meeting or expressed an interest in getting information, and will […]

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Orkney Park Summer Solstice Fundraiser – Wed, June 21

Help rescue Northern Liberties’ last unsecured green space! 6pm at 871 Orkney Street (Enter at the Lawrence Street Playground next to 852 N Lawrence Street) Rain Date: June 28th   Join us for a lovely evening with neighbors and friends in support of the Orkney Park Project and to celebrate the first day of summer! […]

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Free Street Trees – Apply by May 1

Free Street Trees available for your Northern Liberties Home or Business!   Property Owner’s Requests for November 2017 planting are due Monday, May 1. Tell your friends and neighbors! Trees clean our air, reduce home energy costs, increase home values, and beautify the neighborhood.  To request a free street tree for your property, please read the site criteria on the Application […]

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Sign Up Now – Citywide Cleanup – Sat, April 8

Saturday April 8 is the 10th Annual City of Philadelphia’s Spring Cleanup – Sign up now to clean up your block! Registration is easy at this City web page. NOTE: We’re asking everyone to name their cleanup event starting with “NLNA” so others will easily be able to find it in the online listing. For […]

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2017 TreeCycling Schedule – Starts Sun, Jan 1 / Ends Sun, Jan 15

Christmas TreeCycling from January 1 through 15 at Orianna Hill Park! Sunday, Jan 1 — Naked, De-tinsled, De-balled Christmas Trees will be accepted for drop-off in the picnic area of Orianna Hill Park at Poplar & Orianna Streets. Folks can drop off at any time. Saturday, Jan 7 — Trees will be chipped at 11am, […]

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Weeder’s Club Meets Again (and again) on Saturday Mornings at Liberty Lands…

  Every Saturday morning from 9m to 11-ish Tools, Gloves, Instruction, Gossip included! All are welcome, bring the kids! There will be coffee! Liberty Lands is your park, owned and maintained by our neighborhood. Any time spent helping to clean up the park is welcome. Meet-up is at the table in the shade of the […]

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Notes from the September 2016 Town Watch Meeting

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 afternoon. If that neighbor has your phone number, they can check to see if you’re home, or if […]

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Philadephia 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! NLNA has purchased Circular-Free Stickers, and is offering them for a donation of $1. Stop by the Community Center (700 N. 3rd […]

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NLNA PLANT SALE – This Saturday, April 30th

From 9am to 2pm at the Community Center (700 N. 4th Street) Flowers, Veggies, and Herbs, oh my! Fill your flower boxes and re-stock your herbs. Pick out your favorite tomatoes. Annual, Perrenial, Sun and Shade Plants. We’ve got them all! x Volunteer for a shift! The Annual Plant Sale is Saturday April 30, with […]

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NLNA Board Nominations And Quality of Life Issues At This Month’s Meeting – Weds, April 27

Wednesday, April 27, NL Community Center, 700 N. 3rd St. at 7pm Nominations for President, Treasurer, 6 regular seats for the Board of Directors, plus one half-term Board seat will be taken at the Northern Liberties general meeting on Wednesday, April 27th. The election will take place at the general meeting on Thursday, May 19th.  Both […]

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Request a Free Tree for your NoLibs Home or Business – Deadline April 25

Request a Free Street Tree for your Northern Liberties Home or Business!  Property Owner’s Requests for November 2016 planting are now being accepted, and are due Monday, April 25. Trees clean our air, reduce home energy costs, increase home values, and beautify the neighborhood.  To request a free street tree for your property, please read the site […]

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Neighborhood Cleanup Day – April 16

CALLING NEIGHBORS: Sick of the litter and trash? The NLNA’s Community Center will be open 9am-1pm on Saturday, April 16 with FREE Gloves and Bags… Be sure to: Recycle – paper, glass, plastics (1 through 7), NO plastic bags! Clean up that piggiest house on the street! Clean your gutters and storm drains, so that storm […]

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Liberty Lands Big Spring Workday – Sat, April 16

Starting at 9am HEADS UP all you lovers of Liberty Lands! Come one, come all!!! Come help your neighborhood park sparkle!!! Starts at 9am, runs until about 2pm, depending on the weather. Come out and help your urban greenspace stay awesome! Come out and get reconnected with your park community! Lots of projects and tasks […]

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N. 5th Street Traffic Meeting – Minutes from Mar 9 Meeting

  7 to 9pm at the Northern Liberties Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) Meeting with City Coucil, Streets Dept, and Planning Commission reps to discuss solutions to 5th St traffic and safety issues.      UPDATE: UNOFFICIAL minutes, courtesy of neighbor Susan DeAngelus Also, for a brief writeup, PlanPhilly.com has a nice story – click here 5th Street […]

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Goldman Methadone Clinic’s Quarterly Open House – Sat, Feb 27

12 noon, 801 W Girard Ave (Girard Medical Center), main cafeteria. There will be a speaker but also time for Q&A/discussion with the center’s management. No RSVP required. Questions/info: Crystal Brown, Case Manager, cbrown@NPHS.com, 215-787-2361. Please consider attending, and help spread the word.

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Treecycling – Sat, Jan 9 at Orianna Dog Park

  Planning a New Year’s Resolution of greener living? Treecycling 2016 is just around the corner… Saturday, January 9th at Orianna Dog Park’s 3rd Street entrance (across from Liberty Lands) from 10am to 4pm Volunteer at the neighborhood’s best smelling event by replying to trash@nlna.org $5 donations encouraged to help offset expenses. (Thank You!) x […]

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Residential Parking Permits on 4th Street…

Many neighbors have asked about the permit-parking signs that have gone up on a portion of N. 4th St. above Poplar. Here’s how it works: Anyone can circulate a permit petition to other residents. If a majority sign, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) creates permit parking. Neither the NLNA nor any other group can create […]

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Philly 311 Call Training Offered…

Saturday, November 14 from 9 to 11am Wednesday, November 18 from 6 to 8pm This training is offered to anyone for FREE, at the PHILLY 311 Offices at 990 Spring Garden Street. Registration for the class is required. Please contact Daniel Ramos (215) 685-3911 or at daniel.ramos@phila.gov This is an important opportunity for residents to become directly […]

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The Liberty Lands Farmers Market

  Thursdays, 3 to 7pm (3rd St. side of the park) Liberty Lands Farmers’ Market is a weekly pop-up farmers’ market happening every Thursday from 3pm – 7pm from June until November. This season, the market, located along the sidewalk on the western side of Liberty Lands park, will feature fresh fruits and vegetables from […]

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Goldman Clinic Has Changed Their Hours of Operation.

The Goldman Clinic is the methadone clinic at 8th & Girard, whose business has been causing issues along Girard and adjacent blocks. In an effort to curtail the afternoon crowds, the Goldman Clinic at 801 W Girard Ave has changed their hours of operation. Neighbors report that conditions have improved with the deployment of the 26th’s  of […]

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Vacation Planning: Tips to Securing Your Home

From the Philadelphia Police Department Blog: It’s the time of year that you might be planning your summer vacation. Here are a few tips, some you might not have thought of, for making sure your possessions are still there when you get back: Do not post about your vacation on Facebook or any other Social […]

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Up to Date Curfew Information for the City of Philadelphia

Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed legislation establishing an updated curfew for all minors in the City of Philadelphia. The new ordinance creates an evening curfew if the minor is outside without a parent or legal guardian, Additionally, the legislation creates a penalty of up to $500 for the parents of youth committing curfew violations. “I […]

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