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
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
Today the City of Philadelphia announced its COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program aims to help people who have lost income because of COVID-19 pay their rent. Please note that funding is limited… The City will begin accepting applications for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10 a.m. The deadline … More Rental Assistance Available
Please see the link below regarding an updating of all Philadelphia city-wide food distribution sites. This link is now easier to use as it is color-coded and categorized. https://www.phila.gov/food/?mc_cid=12b8e6c436&mc_eid=448c7f58b7#/
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 email@example.com with your contact information … More SEAMAAC Distributes Meals at Francis Scott Key School
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
If you’re wondering how to get a stimulus check without having filed your taxes, see this information from the City of Philadelphia. Information in English, and Spanish is here.
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
The City is offering free pregnancy, baby, and toddler support during COVID-19. See this link for City services.
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
There will be free COVID-19 testing, April 28, at 23rd and Snyder, from 10 am to 4 pm.
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 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
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
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
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
Join LoMo Civic Assoc. for the Fall Flea Market, Sat., Sept. 19, (Sun., Sept. 20 rain date) Vendor spaces will be set up along the highly trafficked area on Broad Street between Snyder Avenue & Jackson Street (street-side in front of South Philadelphia High School). Our past flea markets have featured over 60 vendors and 1,600 shoppers! … More LoMo Fall Flea Market 2020
Join the 1st, 3rd, and 17th district Police District Advisory Councils for the South Division Memorial Bike Ride on May 2 at 2100 S. 24th Street, Smith Playground. The ride covers a route through the districts with a BBQ and music to follow. Registration starts at 8 am the day of the event, ride starts … More South Division Memorial Bike Ride, May 2
Register to vote: April 13 Primary deadline, October 19 General Election deadline. Go here for more information. Absentee Ballot Information is here.
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
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 at the Wanderlife Gallery at 2213 S. 13th Street for a Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8 from 1 to 4 pm!
Recycle your Christmas tree in 2020 at South Philly High, 2101 South Broad Street. Saturday, January 4, 9 am to Noon Sunday, January 5, Noon to 3 pm A $5 donation is suggested.
The Mifflin Square Park Cleanup and Yard Tree Giveaway will be November 9, from 12 to 2 pm. Register at loveyourpark.org Register for a yard tree at treephilly.org. Coffee, snacks, and tools will be provided!
The next and final meeting of the PES Refinery Advisory Group is tomorrow night, September 25th, 5:30-7:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Prep Charter School at 1928 Point Breeze Avenue. This meeting will include an open house style format with boards that summarize what they have heard from feedback sessions so far and … More PES Refinery Advisory Group Meeting
Join LoMo and TreePhilly, a program of the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation, for a Yard Tree Giveaway. Register Here
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
The Brush Factory Lofts is having a grand Opening Party tomorrow night — Wednesday 25, 6pm – 9pm. The number for the Lofts is 215-982-2521. Website is still being built, but the landing page is up: brushfactorylofts.com. Update 8/15/2019: Brush Factory Lofts (the official name) is now open! Tenants are moving in as of today. So … More Brush Factory Cleans Up Its Act
Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project, South Philly High School, & LoMo for a festive gathering celebrating the beloved FIG! The event will cover the origins, history, and care for this delicious fruiting shrub, then cover fig propagation hands-on with cultivator Jeannette DiMeo! Attendees will leave with their very own cutting to grow at home, as … More Fig Fest Tomorrow, March 30
Mifflin Square Park, between 5th and 6th, and Wolf and Ritner, is a historic park in Southeast Philadelphia, originally built in the 1890s. The park is a center of neighborhood life and one of the few large open greenspaces in South Philly. Despite the many years since the park’s initial creation, much of it remains … More Help Restore Mifflin Square Park
82 trees recycled! Thank you to Chris Nevins for organizing, LoMo Board and Environmental Committee members for assisting, Andres and Michael from Bartlett Tree Services, and our friends and neighbors who hauled trees to our first treecycle! Happy New Year!
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Epiphany Church 1121 Jackson St. lower entrance next to rectory Training will be provided by Carmetta Dickerson, Town Watch Integrated Services “Get to know your neighbor before you need to know them!”
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
We at Lower Moyamensing Civic Association mourn with our community over recent acts of racism and violence, particularly those that have claimed the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, and others. We reject racism, police brutality, and vigilantism, all of which make our community unsafe. In the face of these challenges, our … More A Message to Our LoMo Community
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
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