ePost June 07, 2022



07 June 2022

WSWCA’s weekly electronic newsletter

Apparently I had Thursday on the mind! See our calendar for the correct dates for everything, but correcting the weekdays below to minimize confusion!

Also, if you look at these emails through your Gmail account, Google has started marking them as spam. To allow them to come through, the email needs to be marked “not spam” from a desktop first. I’ll give more details in the next ePost, but wanted to mention it here too.

Next Tuesday – Public Board Meeting 7 PM

On the second Tuesday of the month, the Wash Square West Civic Association board hosts our monthly public meeting at 7PM on Zoom.

This month’s guest is joining us from Hosts for Hospitals.

Zoom link will be sent out in next week’s post, but they can always be found on our Civic Calendar. (Phone link)


Monthly Safety Meeting

Just before the board meeting, join Officer Ferraro to hear the updates on crime happening in and around Wash West. Have a chance to ask your question.

This link is updated on day of, so be sure to check out our Civic calendar for the zoom link (calendar from phone)

WSWCA Meetings & Events




Commissioner Outlaw in Queen Village Wednesday June 8 at 5:30 at Nebinger School Auditorium

Queen Village Neighborhood Association is hosting their first in-person meeting since February 2020. Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw will be joining the meeting to focus on Crime and Safety with a focus on gun violence, illegal wheels and aggressive panhandling. In light of this weekend’s event, this could be a widely attended conversa

If you have a specific question for the Commissioner, please submit it here. QVNA will collate prior to the meeting for expediency.


Share your thoughts on public restrooms in Center City

Portland Loo public restrooms are planned to be installed in Center City and feedback about the pilot program is wanted from area businesses, building managers, residents and general user groups. Find out more and submit your feedback here. 

Grant Opportunity for small MWBE businesses

On June 1, Comcast RISE opened another round of $10,000 grants to 100 small Philadelphia. Find out more and apply here. 


Seger Park’s Woofstock

Happening every Tuesday from June to September from 5:30-7:30 PM. Join the Friends of Seger Dog Park for live music. Bring your dog and enjoy beers & bevies in the dog park. Or bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a family outing in the non-dog park side of the park. Ice cream and beer vendors will be on site.

Need help with unemployment?

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has announced that Pennsylvania is now offering in-person appointments at select locations for claimants to speak with someone about their unemployment claims.


In-person consultations are available at a PA CareerLink office on Mondays and Tuesdays by calling the appropriate office to make an appointment: Philadelphia Suburban Station, 1617 JFK Blvd., Ste. 200, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215-557-2592


Free at-home COVID-19 tests

The United States Postal Service is offering each household free individual home COVID-19 tests. You can request 2 sets of 4 tests. Visit their website to order yours. Delivery takes 2-3 days.

Community Gardens giving back

The South Street Community Garden has logged their second donation of the season. Gardeners delivered over 30 pounds of their final batch of cold-hardy produce to Ready, Willing and Able. This donation provides garden space to get heat loving plants like tomatoes, peppers and melons in the ground. These seedlings are donated by PHS’s City Harvest program, and are grown, harvested and donated by volunteer gardeners throughout the City. Find out more about our neighborhood gardens on the Civic website. 


Have you tried the Philly 311 app?

It’s so easy to report graffiti, overflowing trash cans, potholes and more using the City’s free 311 app. No need to sit on the phone waiting. Snap a pic, add a note and upload with address. Visit the App Store and Google Play to download the app. The City has stepped up their response times and it’s a game changer! Help keep our community clean by reporting issues.


Want a free street tree?

The Wash West Tree Tenders want to help you add to our neighborhood tree canopy. We work with PHS to plant bare-root trees bi-annually and we are planning for the next planting now.

Click here to read more and apply for your street tree! All new applications will be for a Spring 2023 planting.

See ya next week, unless we see you at the QVNA meeting first!

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Washington Square West Civic Association

214 S. 11th St,

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 346-6411 (voicemail only)

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