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Washington Square West Civic Association

Washington Square West Civic Association

Making Wash West safer, cleaner and greener.

It is with sadness that I announce the passing of former Senator T. Milton Street Sr., activist, legislator, and politician. Senator Street, started from humble beginnings having attended Oakwood College and having worked as a youth leader in the Ebenezer SDA Church. His unselfish efforts on behalf of the church led to his passion for the community and the people of the City of Philadelphia. His untiring pursuit for economic equality led to his election as a State Representative and State Senator of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Senator T. Milton Street, Sr. made political power accessible to small businesses, people of color, the homeless, and working families that had long been deprived of housing and equal opportunities.Former Senator Street, first, as a community activist, then as a state legislator fought to make Philadelphia a better place. Motivated by unfair policies that created barriers for the poor in their pursuit of the American dream he worked to make a government that served the people in a more equitable and fair way. He fought to break down barriers and visualized ways government could work for everyday folks by enacting change through policy regardless of political affiliation. As a legislator his public policies were decades before their time. He advocated for socio-economic causes including gaming, funding seniors through the lottery, the legalization of cannabis as a method of providing public education. He remained a fighter for the poor until and dreamed of ending the violence which plagues our city. The family and friends thank all who have supported Senator Street through the years and will continue to work to make Philadelphia a better place. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wash West Clean up day is Saturday, December 3rd! Bike lanes in Wash West WILL be affected by opposite-side parking and clean up activities. For everyone's safety, cyclists should plan alternate routes through Wash West from late evening of Friday, December 2nd, until mid evening of December 3rd. Bike lane blockages and closures may affect SPRUCE, PINE, 13th, and 10th Streets. Don't get caught in a sticky situation! Plan ahead! ... See MoreSee Less
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Get ready for Washington Square West Clean Up Day on Saturday, December 3rd! - Plan ahead to move your car the night before, or early morning of the clean up.- Plan alternate routes for cycling through the neighborhood as bike lanes will be blocked.- Plan to help your neighbors clean your block! Come to Seger Park between 9am and 2pm to borrow tools, get leaf bags, and pick up a blue recycling bin if you need one!- Meet and talk with members of the WSWCA at Seger Park. ... See MoreSee Less
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Bellevue-Stratford: 1910Sooty Philadelphia circa 1910. "The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.to view this image in "High Resolution" please click on the link below. www.shorpy.com/node/9219?size=_original#caption ... See MoreSee Less
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