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Time to Nominate LSNA Board and Officers

posted Mar 27, 2020, 8:32 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 27, 2020, 8:35 AM ]

Download the Application Form Here
  • Please apply whether you are an existing member wanting to continue or wish to be a new member.
  • Please note areas of interest in LSNA Board activities
  • Nominations Committee will announce recommendations in May for elections by all LSNA members in June

Nominations Committee
Co-Chairs: Jim Fennell and Sam Little
Committee Members: Pat Toy, Jim Fennell, Rich Leimbach, Hessam Mirsaeedi, Sarah Stuart, Sam Little, John Barrett, Jen Hallgren, Jim/Carol Ruddick


COVID-19 Information & Resources From Rep. Brian Sims

posted Mar 27, 2020, 7:26 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 27, 2020, 8:05 AM ]

A Conference Call with State Rep. Brian Sims regarding updates from Harrisburg on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), was held on Wednesday, March 25th.  For those that missed the call, Rep. Sims gave out his contact info in case you need to get in touch with his office:

267-354-0023
RepSims@PAHouse.net

Additionally, Rep. Brian Sims' office has provided resources to keep the public informed about the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a PDF file of resources regarding the virus, as well as a continually updated link to the State COVID-19 webpage.


Rep. Sims to Give COVID-19 Update on Wednesday, March 25

posted Mar 23, 2020, 11:47 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 23, 2020, 11:49 AM ]

A Conference Call with State Representative Brian Sims with an update from Harrisburg on the Corona Virus (COVID-19) will be given at 6 PM on Wednesday, March 25th. 

The call in number is: 717-409-6757
Meeting #: 6294#
Attendee Access Code: 6294

Logan Square Pickup and/or Delivery Restaurants and Bars

posted Mar 17, 2020, 12:49 PM by David Cardy   [ updated ]

List of Restaurants for Pickup and/or Delivery

In light of the "no dining-in" restriction for restaurants in Philly, we have been compiling a list of restaurants and bars in the Logan Square area that provide Pickup and/or Delivery. Most restaurants are monitoring things on a day-today, basis, so times may vary. If you have any additions or changes, please let us know. You can e-mail davecardy@gmail.com. Thank you!


Animo Juice & Burrito Bar: Pickup & Delivery (Caviar), 8am – 4pm

Arch Gourmet Deli & Catering: Pickup & Delivery (Grubhub), 7am – 11pm

Asia on the Parkway: Pickup & Delivery (GrubHub), 11am – 9pm

Aya's Cafe: Pickup & Delivery (DoorDash, GrubHub), 11am - 10pm

Baology: Pickup and Delivery (Caviar), 11am - 8pm

Buena Onda: Pickup & Delivery (Caviar, UberEats), 11am – 9pm

Cherry St Tavern: Pickup, Lunch and Dinner

Con Murphy’s, An Irish Pub: Pickup & Delivery (Grubhub), 12pm – 8am

Dim Sum & Noodle: Pickup & Delivery (GrubHub), 11:30am - 9:30pm

Doma Japanese Restaurant: Pickup & Delivery, 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Frutta Bowls: Pickup & Delivery (DoorDash), 8am - 8pm

Golden Chopsticks: Pickup, 11am - 10pm

Kansai Japanese Cuisine: Pickup & Delivery (GrubHub), 11:00am - 9:30pm

Kite & Key: Pickup & Delivery (Caviar), Wed-Sat, 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Matts & Maries: Pickup & Delivery (Caviar, GrubHub), 11am -2:30pm

McCrossens Tavern: Pickup, 11:30am - 7:30pm

Moustaki Authentic Gyros: Pick & Delivery, 11:00am - 9:00pm

Pete’s Famous Pizza: Pickup & Delivery, (11am - 9:30pm)

Pizzaria Vetri: Pickup & Delivery (Caviar), 11:30am - 9:00pm

Rose Tattoo Cafe: Pickup 11:30am -10:00pm

Sabrina's (Callowhill St): Pickup & Delivery (Caviar), 10:00am - 7:00pm

Thanal Indian Tavern: Pickup & Delivery (Caviar, GrubHub), 10:30am - 2:30pm & 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Urban Farmer: Pickup & Delivery (Caviar) 11:00am - 9:00pm

LSNA March Board Meeting Canceled

posted Mar 9, 2020, 8:58 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Mar 9, 2020, 11:34 AM ]

LSNA March Board Meeting

Our host institution for our March meeting, the Community College of Philadelphia, informed us that out of a abundance of caution, they were suspending all external events on campus for the next thirty days. Hence, March's meeting is canceled. We will resume on April 14th.


LSNA February Board Meeting

posted Feb 10, 2020, 7:15 AM by David Cardy

LSNA February Board Meeting

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 7:00 PM

The Watermark

One Franklintown Blvd, Philadelphia PA 19103


 Agenda

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

 7:00      Call to Order

·         Quorum Report

·         Thank you to Jennifer Tapner and The Watermark for tonight's venue

·         Approval of January 2020 Board Meeting Minutes

 7:05      Announcements:

                     ·        Preisdent's Day Holiday trash schedule

                     ·        Newsworthy events and photo diary (Jim Fennell, Sean Kardon, Karen Belding)

 7:15      Presentation:

                     ·        Flixbus stop location; presentation by Francesca Le Brecque

                     ·        PSA 2 Town Hall Meeting, 9th District, Philadelphia Police Department, conducted by PO                                     Jessie O'Shea

 8:05      Consent Agenda

 8:10      President's Report

                     ·        Update on recent 23rd & Cherry Sts lot meeting with PMC

                     ·        BF Parkway repaving this Spring

                     ·        Update on Aviator Park proposal from January meeting

 8:15      Zoning Report

 8:20      Old Business, if any

 8:25      New Business

                     ·        Next meeting will be held on March 10 in the Center for Business & Industry at the                                                 Community College of Philadelphia, 18th & Callowhill Streets.

 8:30      Adjourn

Philadelphia County Master Watershed Steward

posted Jan 27, 2020, 6:58 AM by David Cardy

Are you interested in improving the health of Philadelphia’s waterways? Interested in organizing educational events, workshops, and community walks? If so, you can apply to become a Philadelphia County Master Watershed Steward! The program is a partnership of Penn State Extension and the Philadelphia Water Department.

 

The spring 2020 class begins in early Apriland offers a mix of presentations and field trips. 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!

 

Join the community of volunteers working to improve the health of the City’s waterways.  You can learn more by contacting Mike Skuja at  mjs8176@psu.edu or by attending the upcoming online information session:

·      Feb 19th 2020, 6:30pm via Zoom (link below)

https://psu.zoom.us/j/584352600

 

Philadelphia County Master Watershed Steward’s Home Page:

https://extension.psu.edu/programs/watershed-stewards/counties/philadelphia-county

 

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

 

Thanks,

 

Kadafi El-Kardah

Community Engagement Specialist

Pennsylvania Environmental Council

kelkardah@pecpa.org

Logan Square PHS Tree Tenders

posted Jan 27, 2020, 6:51 AM by David Cardy   [ updated Feb 1, 2020, 7:40 PM ]

You might know that I’m the group leader of the newly revived (late October 2019) Logan Square PHS Tree Tenders group.  Logan Square property owners and home owners can apply for up to three (per planting) FREE street trees with us.  We plant trees twice a year in the Spring (April) and Autumn (November). 

 

I’ve been trying really hard to get the word out that we’re back, but we’ve only received one application.  We’ll be planting one tree at my apartment building in April.  We’re accepting applications now for the November 2020 planting, I haven’t received any applications for November yet.

  

More information about PHS Tree Tenders can be found here  https://phsonline.org/programs/tree-tenders/  and I started a Facebook page for our group, https://www.facebook.com/LoganSquareTreeTenders.

 

I helped the Friends of Schuylkill River Park Tree Tenders group plant 14 trees this past November.  http://www.centercityresidents.org/resources/Documents/30491%20CCRA%20Q4%202019%20Web%20Final.pdf

That’s me top left on page 1.  Also see pages 7, 11, and 13. 

 

Thank you so much!

 

Warmest Regards,

Ed Bogucki

2215 Arch Street, Apt 217

Philadelphia, PA  19103

Darnell Epps: The Qualitative and Collateral Benefits of College in Prison

posted Jan 27, 2020, 6:26 AM by David Cardy

Darnell Epps: The Qualitative and Collateral Benefits of College in Prison
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Free. Reception to follow.

Darnell Epps will discuss why Federal Pell Grants and state financial aid should be extended to everyone who is incarcerated, regardless of the length of their sentence. In doing so, he will highlight many of the arguments made in his recently published op-ed in the New York Daily News. Mr. Epps is currently a government major and senior at Cornell University and a former student of the Cornell Prison Education Program. Darnell has also worked as a research assistant for the Cornell Center for the Study of the Death Penalty Worldwide, and his writings have been published in the New York TimesThe Harvard Blackletter Law Journal, and the New York Daily News.

https://www.easternstate.org/visit/events/darnell-epps-qualitative-and-collateral-benefits-college-prison-case-making-second

-----

Jackie Phillips

Specialist, Communications

(she/her)

 

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

215 236 5111 x236 / jp@easternstate.org

Women's March - Road Closures and Parking Restrictions

posted Jan 16, 2020, 6:26 AM by David Cardy

PHILADELPHIA—The City of Philadelphia today released the road closures and parking restrictions associated with the 2020 Women’s March on Philadelphia. On Saturday, January 18, 2020, the Women’s March on Philadelphia demonstration will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval. To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented.
Delays can be expected during the course of the event. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event. Those driving should also refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow, and is illegal.
Road Closures
Participants will assemble at Logan Circle, Aviator Park and Benjamin Franklin Parkway beginning at 8 a.m. The march will commence at 10 a.m., starting at 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway and proceeding westbound to Eakins Oval. Once participants arrive at Eakins Oval, the rally will commence at 10:30 a.m. The demonstration is scheduled to conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m.
The following streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 18:
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 18th Street and 20th Street (including Logan Circle)
  • 19th Street between Race Street and Vine Street
  • Race Street between 20th Street and Logan Circle
The following streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 18:
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 22nd Street and 24th Street
  • Spring Garden Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Kelly Drive (outbound) from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • Kelly Drive (inbound) from 25th Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive between Eakins Oval and Sweetbriar Drive
The march route from 20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway west to the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Eakins Oval will be closed to traffic at 10 a.m. Benjamin Franklin Parkway and numbered cross streets east of 22nd Street will reopen as the march progresses. All roads east of 22nd Street are expected to re-open to traffic by 11 a.m.
Starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, inbound (eastbound) traffic on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Those wishing to access the west side of the Philadelphia Museum of Art should continue to 25th Street and turn right on Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive.
The Franklin Institute will remain OPEN for business on Saturday, January 18. The main entrance on 20th Street will be open, and guests driving into the area are encouraged to utilize the Franklin Institute’s parking garage. The parking garage can be accessed by traveling eastbound on Winter Street from either 22nd Street or the I-676 off-ramp. Vehicles will be directed to turn right at 21st and Winter Streets, and the garage entrance is on 21st Street on the left.
Parking Restrictions
The following streets will be posted as “Temporary No Parking” zones from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 18—both sides of street unless otherwise noted:
  • 20th Street from Race Street to Benjamin Franklin Parkway (east side of the street)
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 16th Street to 20th Street
  • 19th Street from Cherry Street to Vine Street
  • 18th Street from Arch Street to Vine Street
  • 17th Street from Race Street to Arch Street
  • Cherry Street from 16th Street to 17th Street
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway from 20th Street to Eakins Oval (all lanes)
  • 21st Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Race Street
  • 22nd Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Winter Street
  • Spring Garden Street from 21st Street to 23rd Street (north side of the street)
  • Winter Street from 20th Street to 21st Street
  • John F. Kennedy Boulevard from Broad Street to 16th Street (north side of the street)
All “Temporary No Parking” signs must be obeyed. Vehicles parked in these locations during posted hours will be relocated.
Public Transportation
SEPTA Bus Routes 2, 7, 32, 33, 38, 43, 48 and 49 will be detoured from their normal routes through the Benjamin Franklin Parkway area beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 18 through approximately 3 p.m. Detours will be posted, and specific route changes will be made available on the System Status Page at septa.org.
Public Safety Information
No bags or items should be left unattended. In the event of an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity or item (a backpack, a package, a container)—notify a police officer immediately or call 9-1-1. Do not try to open, move, cover or touch a suspicious item.
The public should expect congestion in the area. If you are attending the event, make a plan regarding driving, public transit, parking, and supervision of children. It is recommended that attendees wear comfortable, weather-appropriate attire.
For the safety of participants, all locations referenced above and the surrounding area are designated as a “No-Drone Zone.” Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and drones of any kind are not permitted. For more information on FAA regulations and drone use, visit phila.gov/dronephilly.

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