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  • 06 Oct 2020 11:39 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Volunteers needed for monitoring and maintaining planting beds and public spaces in Schuylkill River Park.  No experience or tools necessary, flexible time, at your convenience. This project is overseen by Friends of Schuylkill Park and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Please contact Joan Wells: jkdtwells@gmail.com

  • 01 Oct 2020 12:56 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Board member Dawn Willis will represent CCRA at the upcoming Public Safety Hearing examining the ongoing safety and noise issues created by ATVs and other unauthorized vehicles on City streets and the possibility of creating a space for safely riding in Philadelphia (Resolution No. 200442). The hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 7th from 9:30am - 12:30pm.  If you have particular issues you would like CCRA to include in our testimony, please email centercity@centercityresidents.org. with ATV in the header by Monday October 5.

    If you wish to testify yourself, please send an email to samantha.williams@phila.gov to sign up by 3pm on October 6th. 


    This hearing will be hosted virtually via Microsoft Teams. Members of the public wishing to testify should indicate whether they have the ability to use Microsoft Teams, or whether they would prefer to be connected to the hearing via phone. Due to the volume of requests , testimony will be limited to three minutes to ensure that all members of the public wishing to testify are able to do so. 

    Members of the public who wish to view the hearing can do so on Council's website, on Channel 64 on Xfinity, and on Channel 40 on Fios. 

  • 01 Oct 2020 12:48 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The StreetSmartPHL platform answers the question, “Are you Street Smart?” by connecting Philadelphia to near real-time information related to permits, paving, snow plowing, and daily trash and recycling collections. StreetSmartPHL is the City’s first online “smart” tool designed to give residents, visitors and businesses direct access to the Streets Department’s core services.

    Check it out!

  • 01 Oct 2020 12:17 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Restaurants in Philly will be allowed to expand indoor dining capacity to match state regulations. Will the increase be safe for customers and workers? Health officials say yes — as long as everyone follows the rules.


  • 29 Sep 2020 4:42 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    CCRA has been notified that an email is being circulate from our President, Maggie Mund, asking for gifts card donations.

    If you received this email DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS.  Delete it immediately!

    Thank you.

  • 28 Sep 2020 1:49 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Now that Travel Wallet is available for use on Regional Rail, SEPTA will start to phase out the use of paper tickets. Sales of single trip and 10-trip ticket strips will end on Friday, October 2, 2020.


  • 28 Sep 2020 1:45 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    At the satellite offices, you’ll be able to register, request a ballot, fill it out and securely return it all in one visit.


  • 28 Sep 2020 10:30 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Do not use costume mask in place of cloth mask unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers your mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around your face.

    Do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.

    Lower risk activities:

    • Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
    • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household inside or outside and displaying them
    • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
    • Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
    • Scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house
    • Virtual Halloween costume contest
    • Halloween movie night with people you live with

     Moderate risk activities:

    • One-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard)
      • If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 second before and after preparing the bags.
    • Open-air costume parade where people are distanced more than 6 feet apart
    • Costume party held outdoors where protective masks are used and people can remain more than 6 feet apart
    • Open-air, one-way, walk-through haunted forest where appropriate mask use is enforced, and people can remain more than 6 feet apart
    • Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing
    • Outdoor Halloween movie night with local family friends with people spaced at least 6 feet apart
    • If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html  Updated Sept. 21, 2020

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