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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 1:19pm

Great news about Chester Arthur Elementary! At a ground breaking ceremony on June 15th Principal Newman announced construction on the new schoolyard will begin in late June and the project will be completed by October 2016 through the award of a William Penn Foundation grant! Our new schoolyard will include interactive learning space for students and active community space for our neighborhood. We'd like to congratulate the Friends of Chester Arthur and thank the school's faculty and staff for all of their hard work designing, fundraising and planning this amazing transformation of community space!

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 1:42pm

We'd like to welcome Murray Spencer and Jim Hartnett to the SOSNA Board of Directors! At the June General Membership Meeting the community unanimously voted to appoint both Jim and Murray in order fill two vacancies due to  previous board members moving from the neighborhood. Jim is a member of our Clean & Green Committee, a SOSNA Clean Block Rep and Carpenter Green volunteer. Murray participates in Zoning Workgroup and has served on SOSNA's Zoning Committee since 2008, he's dedicated to improving the urban design of our neighborhood. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 3:13pm

At the end of May, the Schuylkill Avenue CHOP expansion project began construction on the garage entrance off of the South Street Bridge. The southern sidewalk will temporarily be closed and all pedestrians should use the northern sidewalk to cross the bridge. Chop will maintain one traffic lane and one bike lane in either direction for the duration of the construction. More detailed closures are listed below. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 9:57am

Join us for the Summer 2016 Music Series at Julian Abele Park! It'll be fun for the whole family! Bring a blanket, cooler, chairs and enjoy the free entertainment. A great way to enjoy summer nights in the city while hanging with your neighbors. The music series will feature a variety of musical acts and will occur on select Wednesdays in June, July and August. Shows will run from 6-8pm.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 2:27pm

The PHS Pop Up Garden is returning to South Street West for the summer 2016 season! But they need your help to get ready for opening day! PHS is looking for volunteers to help plant flowers (and tackle a few more hands-on projects like painting, mulching, and furniture placement) at our Pop Up Garden, located at 15th & South Street. For more info on volunteer shifts and how to sign up, click here.