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Support Sports Activities on Von Colln Memorial Field (Petition)

posted Jun 29, 2020, 8:30 AM by David Cardy

As many of you are aware, a considerable and growing encampment of homeless rights advocates have positioned themselves on the Southeast corner of Von Colln Memorial Field, which is the ball field that is bounded by the Parkway to the south, Pennsylvania Avenue to the north, 22nd Street to the East, and Spring Garden Street. This protest grew out of the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests that have dominated the national and local discussion for the past five weeks now.
The issue of persistent homelessness and housing insecurity is one of the most vexing issues confronting this city, and while the Logan Square neighborhood can count itself fortunate and blessed in many regards, we are not strangers to this issue and stand firmly on the side of those who advocate for long-term solutions. We are known to many of the city’s most important advocates on this issue for our active involvement; we’ve made affordable housing a goal of our 2019 neighborhood development plan.

But the issue of this particular encampment - unannounced, operating entirely outside the City approval process - is of a different order of free expression. And the encampment’s persistence is now a direct challenge to the resumption of one of this neighborhood’s most treasured outdoor resources: T-Ball and Little League and Softball play overseen at Von Colln Memorial Field by our neighbors who run the Fairmount Sports Association (FSA). Over 400 Boys and Girls from 36 zip codes across the city play in FSA’s leagues each year.

As the City maps its way out of the worst of the COVID-19 lockdown, the City has given its approval for the resumption of these youth-oriented activities. A tentative start date of July 6th has been circled. As anyone from the neighborhood will know, once the ball-playing season at Von Colln Memorial Field commences, the park is thronged each evening and throughout the weekends as a vital outlet for our youth and their families. FSA has been a crucial institution for our neighborhood for over 60 years. Many kids from LSNA member families have participated in these activities.

It is the judgement of the leaders of the Fairmount Sports Association that play cannot resume side-by-side with this protest encampment. The encampment now fully consumes the fields where the T-Ball activities are concentrated; tents now spill over on to the main playing fields closer to Pennsylvania Ave.

The board of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association supports the FSA in this conclusion. The intention of this petition is to insist that City authorities undertake to move the encampment from its present location so that youth activities at Von Colln Memorial Field can resume.

To sign this petition is not to be oppositional to the intention of the protesters nor their aims. But if the challenges of COVID-19 were not enough for the City, for this neighborhood, the undersigned are asking for the needed resumption of the organized youth-oriented activity for which this park is known and for the timely and humane conclusion of the ongoing encampment. 

To Sign the Petition, Click HERE.

Thanal Jazz Nights - Fri & Sat 6/26-27, 6-8

posted Jun 23, 2020, 7:03 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Jun 23, 2020, 7:06 AM ]

THANAL DINNER & JAZZ
* Live Jazz Performance featuring:
     PhillyVibes, Socially Distanced

* Friday & Saturday, June 26th & 27th, 6:00-8:00PM

* Call for Reservations: 215-515-2511

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LSNA Virtual June Member Meeting

posted Jun 7, 2020, 7:33 PM by David Cardy

LSNA June Member Meeting
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
7:00 PM

Meeting conducted virtually using Zoom
Meeting ID: 395 875 1329
Password: LSNA

AGENDA
6:45    Board Member and Attendee Login

7:00    Call to Order:
  • Quorum Report
  • Approval of May Board Meeting Minutes
  • Zoom Meeting protocol and how to mute
7:05    Announcements
  • Newsworthy events & photo diary (Jim Fennell, Sean Kardon and Karen Belding)
7:10    Presentation
  • City Council President, Darrell Clarke
7:40    Consent Agenda

7:45    President's Report
  • Update on the resumption of construction activity and likely special RCO meetings to be held during the last week of June (Date TBD) for 2301 JFK and 33 N 22nd St (Trader Joe's parking Lot)
  • LSNA Annual Meeting and conduct f our election
7:55    Nominations and Election of Officers, Directors and announcement of Building               Representatives

8:10    Rob Stuart Award

8:15    New Business and Year in Review
  • Next meeting will be held on July 14th, 2020
8:20    Adjourn

Philly Ballot-Only Dropoff Boxes Installed

posted May 29, 2020, 1:04 PM by David Cardy

Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia voters who don’t have time to send back their mail ballots for Tuesday’s primary can instead drop them off at multiple locations across the city beginning Saturday.

Elections officials installed a standalone ballot drop box in the south portal of City Hall last week.

Saturday through Monday, city workers will have 10 pop-up sites around the city, available for two hours at a time to collect ballots from voters. On Tuesday, there will be 11 additional drop boxes for voters to hand-deliver their ballots up until the 8 p.m. deadline, when polls close and mail ballots are no longer accepted.

Drop boxes are new for Philadelphia — and largely foreign to Pennsylvania — because state election law used to restrict absentee ballots so much that only about 5% of votes in any election were cast by mail. But a new election law now allows any voter to vote by mail, and that combined with the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive surge in mail ballot requests, with 1.9 million Pennsylvania voters requesting them for next week’s election. Philadelphia alone has 225,000 requests this year — many more than the 107,000 absentee requests in the entire state in the 2016 primary.

Be a Part of the Sister Cities Park Renovation!

posted May 27, 2020, 6:24 AM by David Cardy

Center City District & Logan Square Neighborhood Association

want to hear from you!

Sister Cities Park is currently undergoing an exciting renovation. Prior to a phased reopening later this year, Center City District (CCD) would like to hear from parents regarding the design and safety. CCD is planning two separate focus groups via video conference calls. The first will be Friday, May 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The second will be Monday, June 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Each focus group will be limited to (10) parents (couples welcome), so participation will be on a first come first serve basis. Please e-mail Drew Murray (drew.murray36@gmail.com) if you would like to participate. Please detail which date/time is preferable and whether both times could work. We look forward to hearing from you!

2020 Philadelphia Master Watershed Stewards Program

posted May 24, 2020, 11:19 AM by David Cardy   [ updated May 24, 2020, 11:20 AM ]

Planning for the fall 2020 Philadelphia Master Watershed Stewards (MWS) has begun! Penn State Extension and Philadelphia Water Department are holding their first two online information sessions (on June 2nd and 11th) for people interested in participating in the fall training. The training starts on September 15th and will include online classes along with optional in-person field trips (pending safety restrictions).

                                                                                                                                       

The promotion flyer is shown below and a PDF file is attached. Additionally, information on the training is available on the Philadelphia County Master Watershed Steward’s Home Page at https://extension.psu.edu/programs/watershed-stewards/counties/philadelphia-county

 

Those accepted to the program attend training classes that focus on a broad range of water resource topics, including stream ecology, invasive plants, watershed protection and more! Please forward this opportunity to members of your community or to anyone who may be interested in becoming a Master Watershed Steward

 

THANK YOU FOR SPREADING THE WORD!

 

 

Kadafi El-Kardah

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

kelkardah@pecpa.org




LSNA Virtual May Board Meeting

posted May 11, 2020, 11:30 AM by David Cardy   [ updated May 11, 2020, 11:37 AM ]


posted Apr 13, 2020, 10:20 AM by David Cardy
I hope you and your family are well and managing the present circumstances as best you can.

We’ll conduct our May meeting via Zoom this Tuesday, May 12th at 7:00 pm. I ask that you try to log in earlier (starting at 6:45) so as to facilitate the process of “counting heads” to determine an accurate quorum count.

Below, you’ll find meeting details and the Agenda.

Dennis Boylan


LSNA May Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
7:00 PM

Meeting conducted virtually using Zoom
Meeting ID: 395 875 1329
Password: LSNA

AGENDA
6:45    Board Member and Attendee Login

7:00    Call to Order:
  • Quorum Report
  • Approval of April Board Meeting Minutes
  • Zoom Meeting protocol and how to mute
7:05    Announcements
  • Report of Nominations Committee for the June 9th, 2020 Annual Meeting
  • PA Primary on June 2nd, 2020; Polling places and mail-in ballots
  • Facebook Live: "Meet the Candidates" event on May 14, 2020
  • Welcome to the Murano
  • Newsworthy events & photo diary (Jim Fennell, Sean Kardon and Karen Belding)
7:20    Presentation
  • State of the neighborhood during COVID-19
7:30    Consent Agenda

7:40    President's Report
  • Update on the resumption of construction activity and likely special RCO meetings to be held during the last week of May (Date TBD) for 23rd & Cherry, 2301 JFK, 33 N 22nd St (Trader Joe's parking Lot)
  • LSNA Annual Meeting and conduct f our election
8:00    Zoning Report

8:05    Old business, if any

8:10    New business
  • Next meeting will be held on June 9th, 2020
8:20    Adjourn
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Reminder: Recycling pickup is every other week; next pickup is week of May 11th

posted May 1, 2020, 12:02 PM by David Cardy   [ updated May 1, 2020, 12:24 PM ]

Next Recycling Pickup is Week of May 11th

REMINDER ALERT: 
Because of COVID-19, the City is only picking up recycling every other week, so please do not put out your recycling on the "trash only" weeks. The City will continue this for as long as they deem necessary.

Week of May 4th - Trash Only
Week of May 11th - Both Trash and Recycling
Week of May 18th - Trash Only

USN Blue Angels & USAF Thunderbirds Flyover Philly, Tuesday, April 28th

posted Apr 27, 2020, 12:29 PM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 27, 2020, 12:37 PM ]

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic with a formation flight over Philadelphia.

The salute, from the Air Force and Navy, is in honor of healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel -- while standing in solidarity -- with all Americans during this crisis.

The flyover will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and last about 20 minutes.




Prayer Pause for Philadelphia, Facebook Live, April 26th, 3:00 PM

posted Apr 23, 2020, 6:53 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Apr 23, 2020, 6:54 AM ]

Prayer Pause For Philadelphia
with Father Dennis Gill, Rector and Pastor, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Facebook Live - @PublicEngagementPHL
Sunday, April 26th at 3:00 PM









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