PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, August 19-23

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Monday, August 19

East Kensington Neighborhood Association general meeting.
6:30pm. Urban Worship Center, 2036 E. Cumberland St.

Take Back Your Neighborhood. Group meets the third Monday of every month to unite Northeast residents.
7pm. Myers Rec Center, 1601 Hellerman St.

Tuesday, August 20

Kensington EPIC Stakeholder Meeting.
4pm. John B Stetson Middle School. 3200 B. Street.

Town Watch Integrated Services.
6pm. 12th District Police Department

South Broad Street Zoning Meeting. Properties:

1930 South Broad Street (former St. Agnes Hospital) – The application is for the removal of all existing signs and for the erection new statically illuminated signs (6 signs total).  Zoning Hearing – To be determined

1433 Snyder Avenue – The application is for a 2-Family Dwelling in an existing 2-Story structure.   Zoning Hearing – Tuesday, September 17th at 9:30am

1413 Morris Street (NE Corner of Rosewood Street) – The application is for a 3-Family Dwelling in an existing structure.  Zoning Hearing – Wednesday, September 11th at 5:00pm.

1430 Wolf Street – The application is for a 3-Family Dwelling in an existing structure.  The revised proposal is for a 2-Family Dwelling.  Zoning Hearing – Tuesday, August 27th at 9:30am.

1221-31 South Broad Street (Armory Building) – The application is for a new 6-Story building with bay windows, residential lobby, with fifty (50) residential units (Floors 2-6), roof deck, and on-site parking.  Zoning Hearing – To be determined

6:45pm. Morgan Conference Room, Methodist Hospital, Broad and Ritner Streets.

Lawncrest Community Association. The Lawncrest Community Association will meet and the meeting will be attended by the Philly 311 mobile squad.
7pm. Room at Saint Williams (Corner of Argyle & Robins).

Education Committee Meeting. The Passyunk Civic Association will hold an education meeting.
7pm. Columbus Square, 1200 Wharton St.

Clean and Green Meeting. The Clean & Green meeting takes place the third Tuesday of every month at the SOSNA office, 1901 Christian Street, from 7-8pm.  Ongoing projects include 17th and Carpenter Potential Open Space, E-Cycling Events, Big Belly Campaign, Clean Ambassador Pilot Program, Street Cleaning, Catharine Street Park, Marian Anderson Rec Center partnership.
7pm. SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian St.

Wednesday, August 21

PhillyRising monthly meeting in St. Hugh’s. There will be a PhillyRising meeting, attended by the Philly 311 mobile squad.
6pm. 167 West Allegheny Avenue, HACE community room.

Zoning Committee Meeting. AGENDA for August 21, 2013:
2300 South Street: 2nd Presentation – Erection of a five-story mixed-use structure with commercial on the ground floor and 21 apartments upstairs.

613 South 24th Street: Erection of a four-story mixed-use structure with a commercial space on the ground floor and 18 apartments above.

6:30pm. St. Charles Senior Community Center, 1941 Christian St.

Neighborhood Liaison Training. This training will allow you to become a Neighborhood Liaison for Philly 311. Will give you the opportunity to stabilize your community.
6:30pm. Municipal Services Building, 16th Floor.

Thursday, August 22

PSA 1 Community Meeting. This is an opportunity to speak face-to-face with officers from the 17th Police District who watch our neighborhood. You will hear about recent crime activity and have the opportunity to raise ideas and concerns directly to the officers.
6:30pm. SOSNA Office, 1901 Christian Street.

NLNA General Meeting. A general meeting of the Northern Liberties neighbors. All are welcome. Agenda varies.
7pm. Northern Liberties Community Center, 700 N. Third St.

Massive March and Rally for School Funding. According to a news release:

Philadelphia schools are in a crisis. 24 schools have closed and thousands of people have been laid off. Only after Superintendent Hite threatened that schools might not open in time did the mayor and City Council promise $50 million in newly-borrowed funds to provide the bare minimum to open doors on September 9. The School Reform Commission passed its “Doomsday Budget,” eliminating funding for arts, music, sports, guidance counselors, assistant principals, secretaries, non-teaching assistants, and other essential staff and programs. The state General Assembly and the governor have not done their part, finding only a portion of the money needed to adequately fund our schools and refusing to give Philadelphia even the authority to create a new cigarette tax. City Council failed to introduce reforms to Philadelphia’s Use and Occupancy tax that would have raised taxes on large properties after the huge breaks they’ll get under AVI…The governor and corporate reformers like Comcast’s David Cohen want the school district to save money by forcing teachers and staff to make salary and benefit concessions. But Philadelphia teachers are already paid 19 percent less than their counterparts in Bucks and Montgomery counties. And large corporations like Comcast continue to benefit from the persistence of the Delaware loophole, low state business taxes, and AVI. “Shared sacrifice” should mean that those most able should pay before teachers and staff give even more. The state government found only $2 million in new funding. The city has pledged $28 million from delinquent tax collection and is being asked to borrow $50 million. Why must teachers and staff come up with $130 million?

3:30pm. Comcast Center (17th and JFK) to City Hall to School District Headquarters (440 N. Broad St.)

Friday, August 23

History Happy Hour at the Bainbridge Club. Come discuss the rich history of our neighborhood with Andrew Dalzell, SOSNA
Programs Coordinator and author of Evergreens: A Neighborhood History and Michael Jones, proprietor of the Bainbridge Club. Pick up a signed copy of Evergreens!
6pm. 1529 Bainbridge St.

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