2014 Holiday Recycling Program

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’Tis the season…for RECYCLING! The Holiday season is one of the best times of year to Get Behind Recycling! By recycling all of your holiday gift materials and party supplies, you can help your community and city be more sustainable. Every holiday season, tons and tons of valuable recycling materials are diverted from the landfill by your efforts. So, wherever you are during the holidays…remember to Get Behind Recycling!

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West Passyunk Neighbors Association Holds First Official Elections

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West Passyunk Neighbors Association Holds First Official Elections

From philadelphianeighborhoods.com:
The air was full of excitement as people piled into a small room inside the Philadelphia Police First District building. Neighbors eagerly watched as faces showed up at the door, some familiar, some new. West Passyunk Neighbors Association (WPNA) President Jess Gould smiled at the front of the room, welcoming each individual to the organization’s first official elections last month.


 WPNA members unanimously voted to approve the organization’s first set of bylaws with one ratification clarifying eligibility to vote. The elections also included unopposed races for the positions of secretary, education committee co-chair, clean committee co-chair, and green committee co-chair.


 Members delivered campaign speeches to build support for officer and chair titles. Tom Hawthorne, an active WPNA member, stood and related his passion for making the community more environmentally conscious with activities such as tree plantings.


“It all started with one tree on my block,” Hawthorne said. “There was only one, and I wanted there to be at least one more.”

Other members seemed equally driven to fulfill expectations of their positions. Emily McMillan, the candidate for clean committee co-chair, became involved with WPNA about six months ago. McMillan expressed how excited she was about seeing the organization change the neighborhood. – continue reading

Street cleaning program planned for West Passyunk

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Street cleaning program, another gateway planned for West Passyunk
From PassyunkPost.com:

The Newbold Community Development Corporation is planning to start a street-cleaning program in March on Passyunk and Snyder avenues west of Broad, one of several initiatives planned for 2014 to tame what some people have referred to as the “Wild West of Passyunk Avenue.”

Horizon House, a local service provider for individuals with intellectual disabilities, will provide a two-person workforce to clean four hours a day, four days a week, said Newbold CDC President Tim Lidiak.

“Our major goal for 2014 is to address the litter problem along our two ‘main’ streets of West Passyunk and Snyder, from Broad to 18th streets,” Lidiak said. “Doing this while at the same time providing employment for individuals in need is a win-win for all of us.” – continue reading

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