The FNA’s most delicious fundraiser of the year is happening on Sunday March 30, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Skybox at 2424 Studios, 2424 E. York Street.
You can read the official press release below! Tickets will be $15, available at the door (and will very shortly be available via PayPal on this very website).
The FNA Board of Directors is proud to issue a Request for Proposals to redesign the Fishtown.org website. The website redesign will be the centerpiece of a general re-branding of FNA as we seek to best be able to meet the needs of the community.
Be sure to read the RFP in its entirety as presented below. Proposals are due by March 31, 2014 so that the Board can select a vendor by mid-April. The Board looks forward to working with the community to unveil Fishtown.org 2.0 later this year.
The FNA Beautification Committee is seeking artists to design fiberglass fish head trash cans as part of their campaign to keep Fishtown litter-free and awesome. You can read the call for artists’ proposals below. Deadline is April 30, 2014.
Interested in making Fishtown even MORE beautiful?! Then consider joining the FNA’s Beautification Committee! These meetings are open to all neighborhood residents and we’re always looking for new members. There’s a ton to do this year and we could use your help. Our February meeting will be held this Thursday, February 27th at the Fishtown Recreation Center at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!
FNA General Membership Meeting!
Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:00 PM at the Fishtown Rec!
This month: don’t miss the latest updates from 95 Revive on the I-95 construction, the Girard Ave. interchange, and more.
Join FNA at the Blue Cross River Rink for Neighborhood Night on Wed. February 26! Show up to the rink, mention FNA Neighborhood Night and get free admission! Skate rentals are $10. For more info see see http://bit.ly/N9EreD.
Fishtown Neighbors Association is looking for contestants for its 4th Annual Chili Cookoff! The Chili Cookoff will be held on Sunday March 30 from 1-4 PM at 2424 Studios (York Street). All contestants must bring 16 quarts of chili. There is no fee to enter but there are prizes for winning! If you are interested, please contact Jed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Streets Dept. would like you to know:
Due to the snow accumulation, residential trash and recycling collections will be suspended Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14, 2014. Residents with Thursday and Friday as their collection days must hold their materials until next Thursday and Friday.
Trash and recycling collections will resume on Monday, February 17, even though it is a City holiday (President’s Day). Collections will remain on a normal schedule next week, February 17th – 21st, despite the holiday. Residents should put trash and recycling collection out on their normal day next week.
Additionally, there will be no rear driveway collections next week. Residents who normally set their materials in the rear driveway must set them at the curb for pick up next week.
Tuesday Feb. 4:
1401 E. Columbia/407 Belgrade: Local Neighbors (within 500 feet): 7-5 in favor; community vote: 9-4 in favor. Project was approved by a total vote of 16-9.
Tuesday Jan. 14th:
1532-36 Berks: Local vote (within 500 feet): 1-1; community vote: 22-3. Project was approved by a total vote of 23-4.
1324 Berks: Local vote (within 500 feet): 11-5 in favor; community vote: 32-11. Project was approved by a total of 43-16.
Upcoming Zoning Meetings
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7:00 PM at the Fishtown Rec: a meeting to vote on a variance request at 1367-73 Crease St. for off-street parking in RSA-5.
STREETS DEPARTMENT WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
Trash and Recycling Collections Impacted; Citizens Must Place Collections Curb Side
Philadelphia – The Streets Department is preparing for the second winter storm event of the week expected to begin around 11:00 PM Tuesday night, announced Streets Commissioner David J. Perri. An ice storm is predicted during the overnight hours. The forecast is for snow and sleet to change to freezing rain which is expected to continue through the morning commute Wednesday. The Streets Department will deploy 120 pieces of equipment overnight to treat City streets. Property owners are strongly advised to pre-treat their steps and sidewalks this evening prior to the start of the storm. Ice storms can create extremely hazardous travel conditions for drivers as well as pedestrians.
Trash and recycling collections in rear driveways have been suspended for the week of February 3. Residents who regularly set out their items in the rear driveway, must set them out at the curb for pickup. Citizens should set their materials out on their regularly scheduled collection day. During snow events, citizens should expect delays. Although crews are working to collect items, snow and ice can hamper efforts. We ask for patience as crews navigate through the snow. Please leave items at curbside.
Citizens are urged to employ the following tips for successful snow and ice management:
· Apply commercial de-icer to your stairs and sidewalks early.
· Allow extra time while driving and maintain safe driving distances
· Use caution when navigating over bridges and overpasses where slippery spots may develop.
· Residents should park their cars at least 20-ft. from street corners to allow our salt and plow trucks to turn the corners to treat all streets.
· Check on your elderly neighbors and family.
· Stay tuned to local media for further updates for weather and traffic reports.