Correction: Zoning Committee Meeting – Monday, Aug 27 and Tue, Aug 28

  Zoning Committee Meeting Monday, August 27, 2012 at the NLNA Community Center (700 N. 3rd Street) Please note 6:30 start time!!! (6:30) 806 & 808-20 N. Front St. – R10B – Ron Patterson – To legalize and reconfigure private parking for Joe Volpe’s events plus erection of a fence. (7:10) – 227-31 Green St. […]

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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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Fight Blight with Free Solar Light Kit!

  Up to $100 worth of lighting for vacant lots Keep Philadelphia Beautiful (KPB) has launched a “Light Up Your Lots” grant program, supplying communities with solar power light kits for vacant or abandoned lots. Light can be a deterrent to nighttime dumping, and also sends a message that people are watching the area. If you […]

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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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NLNA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – July 2, 2012

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES Meeting of July 2, 2012 PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Michael Coyne; Larry Freedman; Lystra Harris; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger. ABSENT: Janet Finegar, Secretary (Katrina M took minutes); Irene Lambrou; Josh Upin The meeting was called to order by the […]

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NLNA Fundraiser At This Weeks 2nd Street Festival!

The NLNA will hold a FUNDRAISER during this weekend’s 2nd Street Festival! Thanks to Yards Brewery, The Standard Tap, North Bowl, El Camino, and Bar Ferdinand, we will be selling tickets for BEER & KID’S ACTIVITIES! Gonna have a moon bounce, carnival games, make-n-take crafts, and a spin art station!

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Annual 2nd Street Festival Sunday

  Noon to 10pm — All along 2nd Street The Fourth Annual 2nd Street Festival will be held Sunday, August 5th from noon until 10pm. It’s always a great time for everyone – the entire street will be filled with workshops, art, food, beer gardens, and other merchandise vendors. All told, there will be more than 130 […]

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NLNA Board Meeting Minutes – July 2, 2012

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

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NLNA Zoning Meetings This Week – Mon & Tue 6:30pm – 7/30 & 31/12

  Location: NL Community Center, 3rd & Fairmount  As always, the meetings are public and all are welcome to attend and participate. Monday, July 30 6:30 – 443 Fairmount Ave. – L4 – David Orphanides – Return visit with a proposal to change the first floor to residential as part of an existing structure with […]

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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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NLNA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – June 4, 2012

  PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; Steve Richman, Treasurer;  Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Fernando Benavides; Larry Freedman; Lystra Harris; Irene Lambrou; Katrina Mansfield; Chris Somers; Anne Waginger.  ABSENT: Michael Coyne; Josh Upin. The meeting was called to order by the President at 7:02 p.m. Motion: By Steve Richman, seconded by Katrina Mansfield:“To […]

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Updates on Piazza Incident, Finnigan’s Wake, & Property Taxes from June General Membership Meeting

  It was a packed house at last Thursday’s NLNA General Membership Meeting. Erika Goldberg was elected to fill a vacant board seat. Ellen Mogell of Honey’s Sit-n-Eat received the NLNA’s Community Service Award. Updates on issues discussed at the meeting: Property Taxes. On June 28, City Council voted for final passage of legislation delaying AVI […]

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Piazza Shooting Suspect Arrested

Steven Miller Apprehended In Texas Click HERE for a news report. We have no additional information at this time.

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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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Board Meeting Minutes 5/7/12

Meeting of May 7, 2012   PRESENT: Matt Ruben, President; Don Phillips, Vice-President; John Braxton, Treasurer; Janet Finegar, Secretary; Rick Angeli; Larry Freedman; Irene Lambrou; Katrina Mansfield; Ken Mitchell; Steve Richman; Anne Waginger. ABSENT: Fernando Benavides, Erika Goldberg, Barbara Saverino, Josh Upin The meeting was called to order by the President at  7:07 p.m. Motion: By Katrina Mansfield, […]

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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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