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Recent News

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:25am

Do you have questions about the upcoming DNC? Click here for the answer to FAQs from the City of Philadelphia


Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 4:57pm

The SOSNA Economic Development Committee is in search of volunteers to help with the production of our SOSNA Business Spotlight Series! Spotlights include blog posts and videos that highlight local businesses and business owners. We're in search of audio/visual professionals and/or those with the skills to help us film and edit brief (60-90 second) videos. If you're interested in getting involved with the economic development team or have questions, email Abby -

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 2:55pm

The O’Connor Pool, located at 26th& South Streets, has been selected by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to be part of their new Swim Philly! Program for the 2016 season.  

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.