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Please Share – Do not use your recycle bin for plastic bags.

Plastic bags can be recycled at most grocery stores. Please keep them out of your recycle bins. Be a good neighbor and share this info. Thanks!!

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Litter, Trash, and City Council

  City Council is beginning to get serious about Philadelphia’s litter & trash problems. There are now 5 litter – trash bills moving through City Council: Bill 150198 – requires food stores to provide trash & recycling bins for patrons Bill 150217 – requires rental property landlords to provide secure trash & recycling containers in common areas […]

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Love Your Park Day – Sat, May 9

9am-2pm at Liberty Lands Come out and make muddy spring LOVE to YOUR favorite urban green space, Liberty Lands!!! Remember, WE OWN IT. WE LOVE IT. And, WE CARE FOR IT. Also, Mark Your Calendars for… Saturday Weeders Club (nearly every Saturday starting officially 4/18/15, 9-11am)   —

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Superfresh will contribute 1% of your grocery bill to NLNA — Just Sign Up!

Sign up below to show your support for the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association and Superfresh will donate 1% of your grocery bill to NLNA. All you need to do is register your SuperFresh Rewards card by filling out the form below with the information used when you applied for the card. Then use your card at any SuperFresh […]

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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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Watch Dog Class – Wed, Feb 25 – A Talk About Dog Walking and Town Watch – Sign Up Now…

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015  / 7pm  /  NLNA Community Center (700 N 3rd St) Pablo Mateo from the City’s Town Watch Dept will be conducting training on how to effectively observe and report criminal activity while out walking your dog. Police can’t be everywhere, but when you’re out walking your dog two or three times […]

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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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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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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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CSA at Café Chismosa (4th & Poplar) starting Mon, May 26

  Philly Foodworks has grown out of a citywide demand for a community food system. This system encompasses farmers, chefs, artisans, entrepreneurs, activists, educators and customers who desire good food. Philly Foodworks is taking local and compassionate food out of a niche market and bringing it to everyone. We run a CSA (farm share program […]

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Radio 104.5 Events Gone from Piazza

We can now report that the Piazza has terminated any further Radio 104.5 events. By now, many neighbors have heard or read about problems stemming from the last Radio 104.5 “Summer Block Party” event at the Piazza. Thanks to all who stepped up to resolve this recurring neighborhood nightmare.   —

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Free Girls’ Kickboxing at Joe Hand Gym

  Ages 10-18! Joe Hand Boxing Gym (3rd & Green Sts) For nearly a year, Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab (3rd and Green) has been offering free kickboxing and self-esteem classes for girls aged 10 to 18. And new classes are starting up June 7. The goal is to get girls exercising and […]

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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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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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February NLNA General Meeting – First Look at Spring Garden Underpass Design

  Last Thursday, neighbors braved frigid temperatures to see the Delaware River Waterfront Corp. and its consultant RBA unveil plans for improving the Spring Garden underpass.The proposed design will feature perforated metal panels with native plant designs, back-lit by LED lighting that will change color and intensity with the time of day. There also will […]

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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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Help! On-Going Volunteers Needed!!

  The NLNA is looking for people who have time and commitment for this invaluable neighborhood chore. If you’re interested in how the neighborhood is evolving, helping out those who will be effected, this is the volunteer opportunity for you… THIS SUNDAY – VOLUNTEER AT THE ANNUAL WINTER’S SPLIT PARTY AT NORTH BOWL… click here […]

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Important Zoning Meeting Oct. 24 – Neighborhood Remapping Workshop

THURSDAY – October 24 St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church (NE corner of 4th & Fairmount – one block west of the Northern Liberties Community Center) Should properties on your block be zoned residential, commercial, or industrial? For single-family homes or high-rise condos? Come out to the October NLNA October General Membership Meeting on Thursday to […]

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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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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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