Newbold Neighbors Association (NNA) is a non-profit civic organization established in 2007 serving residents, owners, and businesses in the Point Breeze area of South Philadelphia west of Broad St. to 18th St. and south of Washington Ave. to Passyunk Ave.
NNA strives to engage residents, support sustainable development, promote local businesses, and strengthen our community through clean streets, greening efforts, public safety, planning, zoning, and outreach.
Latest News & Updates
Two new Lieutenants: O'donnell (PSA 1) McBride (PSA 2)
The 1st district has had a 42% decline in crime over the past 3 years.
ADA Palidas was in attendance asking for the community to come to the courthouse to make a statement about guns in the community. The 1st District will provide transportation to any community members who would like to speak out about gun violence in our community.
The city is working on standardizing PDAC policies and procedures. There is an All City PDAC meeting (open to the public) on 3/25 at 6pm.
Officer Knox banquet will be held 5/15 from 5-9pm at Galdo's. Funds raised will go to 27 different community programs the first disctrict runs including: scholarships, Christmas presents, back to school materials, PAL, crossing guards, etc.
PDAC is on Facebook! www.facebook.com/allphillypdac
If any of you live in the 1st District or have friends who do, these are really awesome, community focused meetings. The captain has been at EVERY meeting, in addition there's usually a bike cop or two and the lieutenants and perhaps another officer who has made an outstanding arrest that month or has made significant progress on an issue a community member has risen in the past. The meetings are casual, conversational and extremely informational. I highly recommend them. And they start on time and end early!
Newbold Neighbors Association is having its annual elections tonight and as some of you may know, I will not be seeking reelection as president. My decision not to run again is because I have a newborn daughter who I would like to focus on. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child, and I need to focus most of my time and energy to that task, as well as accept help when it’s offered. I think the same can be said about the neighborhood in general. It takes a village to improve the neighborhood. The board that we will be electing tonight are some of the most dedicated people in the neighborhood, who choose to spend their free time improving the community we live in. These neighbors go to meetings, meet new collaborators, and raise money all for the communal benefit. However, they can’t do it alone. They will need volunteers to chip in here and there – planting trees, picking up trash, reaching out to neighbors, brainstorming ideas – in order to succeed at their tasks.
Someday soon, after the hubbub of new fatherhood has died down, I would like to re-join the board, as we still have plenty of open spots. Until then, you will still see me taking time out of my week to attend meetings, meet neighbors, or clean-up my block – anything that will help the current board help us all. If you are interested in taking more of a role in the neighborhood, please reach out to the board. We can always use volunteers on each committee as well as a few people to take leadership roles.
On Tuesday, February 25th, we will conduct our annual elections. This meeting will start at 6:30 PM in the first floor conference room of Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments. Our regularly scheduled general meeting will be held after elections.
If you are a voting member and will NOT be able to attend the meeting, please email@example.com in order to vote via proxy.
Here is the current ballot. This is subject to change if there are nominations from the floor.The greyed out positions are not up for re-election this year.