Green Phase Reopening

A Message from the Mayor As you likely have heard by now, Philadelphia is looking ahead to the green phase of reopening. COVID-19 daily case counts are falling, residents are wearing masks, and hospitalizations are dropping. This Friday, we’ll reopen more businesses and restart more activities—still as part of the yellow phase. If our progress … More Green Phase Reopening

PHS Gardening Contest Deadline Extended to June 26

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR THE PHS GARDENING CONTESTRegister by Friday, June 26! There is still time to enter the PHS Gardening Contest! The deadline to register and submit your photos has been extended through this Friday, June 26! We encourage gardeners to explore gardening techniques that bring you health, joy, and well-being at home during this … More PHS Gardening Contest Deadline Extended to June 26

SEAMAAC Distributes Meals at Francis Scott Key School

Our community partner, SEAMAAC, distributed 500 prepared meals today at the Francis Scott Key School. Distribution will continue for the next 7 weeks, M-F, from 11:30-1. We appreciate that meals are made from fresh ingredients, presented of course with safe practices, much dignity and love. If you are interested in volunteering for SEAMAAC, contact kpfeil@seamaac.org with your contact information … More SEAMAAC Distributes Meals at Francis Scott Key School

Some Uplifting News

US Air Force’s Thunderbirds and US Navy’s Blue Angels Flyover! Today at approximately 2 pm two of our armed forces in a show of unity and support for our first responders will fly over Philadelphia for 20 minutes. Step out on your stoop – enjoy some fresh air – and look to the skies — … More Some Uplifting News

$29K Raised for AAPI Elders by SEAMAAC

SEAMAAC surpassed their $24K goal for the Elders grocery initiative and instead raised $29,000! They are able to continue delivering over 180 shipments of groceries per week to Elders and highly vulnerable community members across Vietnamese, Lao, Bhutanese, Chin, Indonesian, Chinese, Karen, Cambodian and Latinx communities. Serving as part of the frontline during the current COVID-19 … More $29K Raised for AAPI Elders by SEAMAAC

Food Delivery Available for Those Unable to Access City Sites

The City of Philadelphia has set up food sites throughout the city where any resident can pick up free food for their household. We encourage you to use these sites if you are in need of food. You can find more information on the City’s website by clicking here. Liberty Resources is offering contact-free deliveries … More Food Delivery Available for Those Unable to Access City Sites

A Message from SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards

April 07, 2020 Dear SEPTA Key Customer: During this challenging and unprecedented time, I want you to know that SEPTA has been laser-focused on operating a safe transportation system, both for the region’s essential workers and our employees. While it feels strange to discourage you from taking SEPTA and using your Key Card – unless … More A Message from SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards

Recycling Is Now Every Other Week

Recycling Collections Reduced to Every Other Week Pickup As the City continues to address the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the Streets Department has been challenged with maintaining trash and recycling collection on a consistent schedule. Effective Monday, April 6th, the Philadelphia Department of Streets introduces additional changes to its operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recycling materials … More Recycling Is Now Every Other Week

Census Alert

  We have received reports from several of our partners that Census Bureau impersonators are going door-to-door in the Kensington area of Philadelphia. The male actors asked for money and requested the completed paper questionnaire to “return to the Census Bureau”. These men are NOT employees of the U.S. Census Bureau or authorized to collect … More Census Alert

Laptop Distribution for South Philadelphia High School

South Philadelphia High School Laptop Distribution will occur according to the following schedule: ·  Tuesday, April 7, 11th and 12th Grade students ·  Wednesday, April 8, 10th grade students ·  Thursday, April 9, 9th grade students Time: 9 am to 1 pm all days Line up on the patio at the designated spot. Student / Parent … More Laptop Distribution for South Philadelphia High School

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all LoMo public meetings and activities are cancelled up until March 31. We will reassess the situation on April 1. We encourage everyone – our friends, neighbors and local businesses – to follow safe practices but also to remain calm. The LoMo Spring Flea Market (April 25) Registration is still open at this … More COVID-19 Update

Meet the Candidates for PA State House and Senate

Join Grassroots Advocacy for South Philadelphia (GRASP) next Thursday (2/6)  to see candidates for State Senate – 1st District – for a Q&A Forum and Meet-and-Greet with voters. On March 5 GRASP is inviting all candidates for all State House Districts in South Philly to meet with voters in an informal meet-and-greet setting. See the … More Meet the Candidates for PA State House and Senate

Popular “Poopface” returns to Wanderlife!

If you missed “Poopface: Dogs of Philadelphia” the popular kick-off photography exhibition at LoMo’s year-old Wanderlife Gallery, you can wipe that hangdog look off your face. The remount, “Poopface 2,” is happening Friday, January 17th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm with new mutts added to the mix. The show features photos on 35mm film by gallery … More Popular “Poopface” returns to Wanderlife!

Join LoMo in Planning Our Neighborhood

LoMo is working with the Planning Commission and Councilman Squilla’s office to update our neighborhood’s zoning map as part of the Philadelphia 2035 planning process. By getting feedback from LoMo residents the city can expedite the process in updating the zoning codes for our neighborhood based on what we envision for the use and beautification of … More Join LoMo in Planning Our Neighborhood

Streets Department Announces Street Improvements

STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET IMPROVEMENT FOR WEEK OF May 14 Temporary, Full Street Closures and Parking Restrictions Expected PHILADELPHIA –The following streets are scheduled for street improvement work during the week of May 14, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today. The work schedule includes temporary, full street closures and parking restrictions. Weather or special events … More Streets Department Announces Street Improvements

Cosmi’s Deli: “giving people a little extra” — Passyunk Post

In addition to serving up stellar sandwiches, the 8th Street shop is helping feed neighbors during the pandemic. In late March, State Representative Elizabeth Fiedler’s phone rang with concerns her office had not expected. Restaurants had shuttered in the face via Cosmi’s Deli: “giving people a little extra” — Passyunk Post

For the weekend: Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market — Passyunk Post

In case you missed it… The Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market opened last Sunday, May 24. It’s back again this weekend and through the summer. Here are the market details and their social distancing plan: WHERE: Dickinson Square – Moyamensing Avenue via For the weekend: Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market — Passyunk Post