Open House at Winter Street

Help Greenfield School Get New Playground

posted Nov 14, 2019, 8:31 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 14, 2019, 8:33 AM ]

As you may recall, the Home and School Association of the Albert M. Greenfield Elementary School is raising funds necessary to replace some of its playground equipment. For more information about the project, please visit the project's website:

After much hard work by the parent volunteers of Greenfield's HSA, they have successfully raised approximately $230,000 of the project's $270,000 budget. 


In other words, they are on the verge of building a new playground for Greenfield's students and for all the children who call our neighborhood home.

To help Greenfield close their final fundraising gap, please consider making a donation to the project (any amount will help) or otherwise, please consider sharing the project's GoFundMe page ( with your circle of friends, family and neighbors!

As a community, we can get this done!!!


Thanks for your help!

DeWitt Brown

The Word of God Speaks to Philadelphia, Nov. 17th, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

posted Nov 12, 2019, 1:11 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 12, 2019, 1:13 PM ]

In Celebration of National Bible Week:
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
and American Bible Society invite you to this Ecumenical Celebration of The Word of God for all who live in and around the City of Philadelphia.

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

All are Welcome!  Parking available.

Music provided by Williamson Voices of Westminster Choir College.

OUCH! The Neuroscience of Pain, Dec. 4th

posted Nov 12, 2019, 6:51 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 12, 2019, 6:53 AM ]

The Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture Series
Ouch! the Neuroscience of Pain - Dec. 4, 2019

Location: Rubenstein Auditorium, Svilow Center for Translational Research, Penn
Check-in & Demos: 6:00 pm
Talks Begin: 6:30 pm

Features three free TED-style talks from leading Penn researchers: Nicholas Betley, Phd, Gregory Corder, Phd, and Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, Phd.

Information and Registration:

Mural Dedication Rescheduled - 11/14 6:00 pm

posted Nov 11, 2019, 7:19 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 11, 2019, 7:24 AM ]

Mural Dedication Rescheduled
Please join your neighbors as be dedicate the Baldwin Locomotive Works mural on Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 pm. The location is 417 N. 20th St.The event is free and open to the public.Light refreshments will be served.

LSNA November Board Meeting

posted Nov 9, 2019, 4:34 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 9, 2019, 6:15 AM ]

LSNA November Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:00 PM

Franklin Institute / Harcourt 1 Meeting Room

222 N. 20th St., Philadelphia PA 19103


 6:30      Meet/Greet and Board Member Sign-Im

 7:00      Call to Order

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Rich Rabena and Gina DiGiovanni of The Franklin Institute

·         Approval of September 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

·         Tully Speaker, A Rememberance

 7:05      Announcements:

                     ·        Thank You Friends of Coxe Park for the Halloween Party

                     ·        Thank You Friends of Baldwin Park for the Howl-o-ween Party

                     ·        417 N. 20th St Mural Dedication Rescheduled for November 14th, 6:00 pm

                     ·      Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture, Fall 2019, "OUCH! The Neuroscience of Pain"

                     ·      Cathedral Event, Word of God, Sunday November 17th, 3-4 pm

                     ·      Newsworth Events and Photo Diary (Jim Fennell, Sean Kardon)

 7:15      Presentations:

                     ·        Representative Brian Sims, 182nd PA, Legislative Update

                     ·        Liz Hersh, Director of Homeless Services, City of Philadelphia

                     ·        PO Jessie O'Shea, 9th District Community Affairs Liason Officer

                     ·        Ed Bogucki, Logan Square PHS Tree Tenders

 8:05      Consent Agenda

 8:10      President's Report

 8:15      Zoning Report

 8:30      Old Business

 8:35      New Business

                     ·        Cross Promotion Partnership - Christmas Village in Philadelphia 2019

 8:45      Adjourn

No Trash Pickup on Monday

posted Nov 9, 2019, 4:14 AM by David Cardy

Due to Monday being Veteran's Day, there will be no trash pickup on Monday.

Trash pickup will be one day delayed for the week.

Love Your Park: Saturday, Nov. 9th

posted Nov 7, 2019, 7:35 AM by David Cardy

Love Your Park Cleanup: Saturday, Nov. 9th
Please join your neighbors and show your love for our wonderful neighborhood parks by helping at one of the scheduled cleanups for this Saturday, the 9th:

Aviator Park at 9am
Baldwin Park at 10am
Coxe Park at 8am

Condolences to the Family of Tully Speaker

posted Nov 3, 2019, 5:12 PM by David Cardy

Tully Speaker served the Logan Square Neighborhood Association for decades: as President and as a board member. He and Jane were committed toward the betterment of the whole neighborhood, exemplified by their sustained leadership and dedication to the Logan Square Neighborhood Association. Both will be missed not only by those who knew them but by future neighbors who will benefit from their generous contribution to all of us.
From Tully's son, Tycho:
Seven years ago today I posted about my mother Jane’s death. Today I remember Tully Speaker, my father, who died peacefully surrounded by family last week, almost 7 years to the day after she did. He taught Medicinal Chemistry at Temple University for 40+ years, turning out by our estimation 4000 or so pharmacists and a couple of dozen PhD graduates. He was charming, gracious, and witty to the end, made more remarkable by the vocabulary and cognitive effects of rapidly progressing dementia. He worked closely with my mother in support of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, which she helped found, and of which she was president in 1973 and 1975. She was the Chief Toxicologist at the office of the Medical Examiner in Philadelphia, and among many other achievements, played a big role in identifying what became known as Legionnaire’s Disease after a major outbreak. My father put a great deal of his time and energy into the Logan Square Neighborhood Association in Philadelphia, of which he was president for many years. Through these efforts they developed a rich fabric of social connection with people in many walks of life. Although many of their generation are already gone, many remain who recall parties at their home, one of their happiest activities. Both Jane and Tully overcame extreme personal challenges in childhood to become engaged, productive people, and importantly for me, to give their best as parents in spite of these histories. I invite people to share memories of them either in a comment or in a PM. RIP Tully and Jane, some of the more interesting folks you’d ever want to meet.

Mural Dedication - Postponed, No Date Set

posted Oct 25, 2019, 11:50 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Nov 7, 2019, 5:53 AM ]

 Dedication Postponed
Please join your neighbors for the dedication of the Baldwin Locomotive Works Mural on Nov. 7th at 417 N. 20th St. Light refreshments will be provided. Due to the forecast of rain, the dedication of the Baldwin Locomotive Works mural has been postponed. A new date for the dedication has not been set, yet.

Howloween Dog Parade - Oct. 26th, 11 am

posted Oct 25, 2019, 10:13 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Oct 25, 2019, 10:15 AM ]

Howloween Dog Parade This Sat., Oct. 26th at 11:00 a.m.
Save the date! Last year's Howl-o-ween Dog Parade was such a great success, we are repeating the event on October 26 at 11 am (rain date Sunday October 27 at 11 am). Check out some
photos from last year Here.
Dress up or let your shy dog come "naked," and both you and Fido can enjoy treats and doggie companionship. 

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