The days when the City used to employ street-sweepers are long gone, which means that we have to take the litter situation in our neighborhood into our own hands. LoMo encourages all residents to do their part by helping to keep their blocks tidy on a regular basis.  Be a Trash Night Hero! When you’re putting out your household trash on either Tuesday or Wednesday night, do a quick scan of your block for items that can be quickly tossed into a recycling bin or included in one of the bags you’ve brought to the curb. Every little bit helps!

Also, our regular sweep-ups are a great way to meet new neighbors while at the same time helping to make our streets and sidewalks a bit cleaner. Bags are always provided. Brooms and dust pans are available on a more limited basis, so please bring these along if you can. Special thanks to the Streets Department for picking up our bags after each clean-up!

If you are interested in organizing a cleanup on your block, we’d be happy to help with the supplies! E-mail


Block captains play an important role in our neighborhood by bringing neighbors together to make their blocks cleaner, safer places. Block captains help organize clean-ups, register for block parties, welcome new neighbors to the block, and also answer questions about a variety of neighborhood-related issues. The more block captains in our neighborhood, the cleaner and safer it will be as a whole! LoMo is encouraging all blocks in our boundaries to register their block captain with the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC). Not sure whether or not your block already has a block captain? Call 215-685-3981 to find out. You should also check with your neighbors to find out whether or not an “unofficial” block captain already exists. You may want to work with this person and register yourselves as Co-Block Captains with PMBC. Once you’ve registered with PMBC, let us know so that we can add you to our updated list of neighborhood block captains. Email

circular-free-philly“CIRCULAR NON-DELIVERY” DECALS

Tired of all of those menus and solicitation flyers that get stuffed in your railing? Request a “Circular Non-Delivery” decal to place on your front screen door (or anywhere else visible to hand deliverers) to make them go away! To request one for your home, pick yours up at the Fumo Family Library, the next LoMo general meeting or event, or send us an email at If unsolicited material is left outside your home, you simply send the circular to the Department of Licenses and Inspections. A Code Violation Notice (a.k.a ticket) is then issued to the violator.

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