Schuylkill River Park Community Garden                                                                             CCRA Green Committee           


News Blog

  • 14 Jul 2020 5:09 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

  • 14 Jul 2020 11:32 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philadelphia Managing Director Brian Abernathy is resigning his post, effective Sept. 4.

    Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Tuesday morning Abernathy's departure from city government.

    "I’ve worked closely with many public servants throughout my career, and few match Brian’s level of integrity and commitment to making our city better," Kenney said in a prepared statement. 

    The mayor particularly thanked Abernathy for his recent work managing simultaneous crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest in June sparked by the death of George Floyd.

  • 14 Jul 2020 10:54 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    KYW Newsradio - Philadelphia officials are expected to announce the cancellation of all large events in the city for the next six months, at Tuesday's COVID-19 briefing.
    The city's COVID-19 numbers have fluctuated in the last few weeks — sometimes rising slightly, sometimes stabilizing. What they haven't been doing is going down, and with cases rising sharply in other places, large events that would attract out-of-towners are seen as too risky.

    A city official says the decision has been made to cancel them. That includes the Thanksgiving Day parade, the Mummers Parade and all the fall road races, including the Rock and Roll half marathon and the Broad Street Run, which had been postponed to October.

    UPDATE:  No events will be held until February 2021

  • 14 Jul 2020 10:47 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    KYW Newsradio — Philadelphia parents, students and teachers should find out soon what going back to school in a pandemic will look like. The School District of Philadelphia is expected to release its back-to-school plan this week.

  • 13 Jul 2020 3:53 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has updated the recently issued travel guidance for people traveling to or from high-incidence states.

    The Health Department still recommends that people should not travel to any of the states shown in red on the guidance map. For people coming to Philadelphia from any of those states, the Department’s primary guidance is that they should self-quarantine for 14 days.

    If that’s not practical, they should wear a mask at all times around non-household members, including around coworkers, and closely pay attention to their health and monitor for the development of any new onset cough, fever, or other COVID-19 symptoms. If any symptoms occur, they should stay home and seek out testing.

    Travel Guidance Map

  • 13 Jul 2020 3:48 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The City of Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families, Reinvestment Fund, Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey are conducting a city-wide survey to understand childcare needs as people head back to work and school.

    The survey will be open on the Reinvestment Fund website for the next two weeks, and is available in eight languages. Parents and guardians can participate in the online survey anonymously to share their needs and concerns around care for children ages 0 to 5 in their household. Participants who complete the survey will be entered into a daily drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.


    PHL Childcare Reopen Survey

  • 13 Jul 2020 3:45 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    On June 26, Mayor Jim Kenney and Health Commissioner Dr. Tom Farley signed an executive order requiring people to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Philadelphia.

    In addition to staying at home, practicing social distancing, and washing your hands thoroughly, wearing a mask in public is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others around you from COVID-19.

    Many people are making their own masks for themselves and others with what they have available at home. Click the link below for some tips to make sure you know why, when, and how to properly use a mask. 


  • 13 Jul 2020 12:52 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The City has announced that trash collection has been delay a day.  If your collection is schedule for Monday, it will be picked up on Tuesday. If it's Tuesday, it will be picked up on Wednesday, and etc. 

Center City Quarterly

CCRA publishes the Center City Quarterly to provide information on Center City people and events from the point of local residents.  You'll be guaranteed to learn something interesting about your neighborhood in every issue!

Archived issues of the Quarterly are provided in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have the free Adobe Acrobat reader, you can download it directly from Adobe.

Advertisers:  To advertise in the Center City Quarterly, download our AdvertiserForm and email the completed form to or return to us by mail with your payment.  Upon receipt of your completed form, a member of the Newsletter Committee will contact you regarding any specific requirements.

2020 Issues

Summer Issue  Spring Issue

2019 Issues

Winter Issue   Fall Issue     Summer Issue   Spring Issue

2018 Issues

Winter Issue      Fall issue      Summer Issue      Spring Issue     

2017 Issues

Winter Issue      Fall issue      Summer Issue      Spring Issue     

2016 Issues

Winter Issue      Fall Issue      Summer Issue      Spring Issue     

2015 Issues

Winter Issue      Fall Issue      Summer Issue      Spring Issue     

2014 Issues

Winter Issue      Fall Issue      Summer Issue      Spring Issue     

2013 Issues

Winter Issue      Fall Issue      Summer Issue      Spring Issue     

2012 Issues

Winter Issue      Fall Issue      Summer Issue      Spring Issue — Missing

2011 Issues

Winter Issue      Fall Issue      Summer Issue      Spring Issue     

2010 Issues

Winter Issue      Fall Issue      Summer Issue      Spring 2010 Issue     

CCRA Photo Gallery

Center City has a large number of talented amateur and professional photographers. Share your images of local events and sites.

We reserved the right to scrub any images we consider offensive. All copyrights are reserved to the contributor, who grants CCRA the rights to display images uploaded in this web site. No commercial information, please!

©2022 Center City Residents' Association. All Rights Reserved.
1900 Market St, Fl 8, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215.546.6719 | Email

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software