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.

We welcome all residents, property owners, and business owners to attend our general meetings, get involved with our committees, or help out at our community events.

 

Latest News & Updates

April Newsletter

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Spring has officially arrived, and our neighborhood has positively been abuzz with activity!  The trees are blooming, people are dusting off their grills, and all of the sudden it seems like a good idea to just go sit on the stoop and take it all in.  What a good time to live in this little corner of South Philly!  

In addition, NNA has been making huge strides for the improvement of our community: the Citywide Spring Cleanup was a veritable success, our Zoning team is helping neighbors guide more and more proposed development, and many neighbors found a postcard in their mailboxes recently, kindly inviting them to join us and help in our efforts!

Below, find more about how to get involved, neighborhood happenings, and what NNA has been up to...
 

Yesterday's General Meeting

Last night, we had one of the best, most diverse and active turn outs for our General Meeting EVER (nearly 30 people)! We even had two candidates for Common Pleas Judge seek us out to speak to attendees during New Business, we had a representative from the Committee of Seventy impart the importance of voting in this year's elections, and we had Committee report-outs that were positively PACKED with activities and updates about YOUR neighborhood. So while the world turns with grief, hope springs eternal in our little corner of Philadelphia.

Clean and Green

 On Saturday, April 11, the neighborhood was hard at work as neighbors came together to sweep, clean, and spruce up their blocks. The Clean and Green Committee helped to sign up projects and provide supplies to many of the blocks that registered for the annual Citywide Spring Clean Up. The day was a huge success, with over 20 blocks registered and numerous community members pitching in to help make our neighborhood more beautiful.

Spring will continue to be a busy time for Clean and Green! Interested in helping us plant flowers or trees? Looking to have a tree planted in front of your home this November? Have an idea for a project that will help beautify the neighborhood? Email clean@newboldneighbors.org or, better yet, come out to our next meeting! We'll be at Benna's West (1444 S. Broad) at 6:30 PM on Thursday, May 14. Hope to see you there!

Public Safety 

The Public Safety Committee has released the NNA Quarterly Crime Report, which you can find here. The report includes statistics that put crime into perspective by comparing trends over time and mapping all crimes that have occurred within our service area so far this year.  It's got tons of data, information, and graphics (like the one below), all designed to keep you informed. 

For more information about the data, to request specific information, or to find out about the next Public Safety meeting, please contact Miguel Garces and Eddie Thrasher at publicsafety@newboldneighbors.org.  
 

Education 

The Education Committee is continuing to push forward and forge relationships with the schools in our areas, such as EM Stanton, GW Childs Elementary, and their affiliated organizations.  Want to get involved and support our local public schools?  Email our committee chairperson for the location of the next meeting on 5/20 @ 6PM: education@newboldneighbors.org 

Planning & Zoning 

Do you have opinions about what gets built or not built in our neighborhood?  Of course you do!  Come get your voice heard at our next Planning & Zoning meeting.  This committee is a leading voice for the changing landscape of our community and they want your involvement! 

For more info, email our committee chairpersons: 
zoning@newboldneighbors.org

Or just join us at our next meeting:  Tuesday 5/12, 6:30 PM @ Reed St. Presbyterian Apartments

Community Outreach

The outreach committee is starting to plan its annual Wine & Sangria Tour.  (Save the date - July 25th!)  If you would like to be a part of the planning committee or a host for the tour, please email MarilysMazzara@Newboldneighbors.org

Also, NNA is excited to be partnering with the Philadelphia Film Society to host a "Movies on the Block" event.  YOU help pick the subject, THEY pick the title, and then we convene as neighbors to watch a film about things that matter to this neighborhood that we love. Help us by clicking here and voting below on a subject! 

Interested in strengthening relationships in the community?  Join the Community Outreach Committee for their next meeting Thursday 4/16 @ 7:30.  Email outreach@newboldneighbors.orgfor more info.

 

Upcoming Meetings


As always, check the calendar on our website for any NNA meetings and events as well as non-NNA events that are of interest to our neighborhood. If you have any events that you would like us to consider adding to the calendar, please feel free to e-mail us the information.
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Philadelphia Film Society Hosts Event for NNA

NNA has been approached by the Philadelphia Film Society to produce a Movies on the Block event! YOU help pick the subject, THEY pick the title, and then we convene as neighbors to watch a film or documentary about things that matter to this neighborhood that we love. Help us by clicking here and voting below on a subject


Details will be released as they come about this fun event!
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NNA Microgrant Program Application Due Tuesday

Only one more day to get in your NNA Microgrant Applications. The online form is only one page, so take a minute and ask us for some money!

Do you have a BIG idea for the neighborhood but don't have the money to make it a reality?

You can apply for funding to complete a project that impacts the community as long as you have a smart plan to implement it. You could propose a community garden, public mural, or anything else that makes our neighborhood a better place! The only limit is your own creativity.

To download the full project guidelines, grading rubric, and application visit /media/11645/micrograntguidelines.pdf or fill out our online application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/93WD6GT.

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City Year Philadelphia Comcast Cares Day at Childs Elementary

Please join City Year Philadelphia in beautifying G.W. Child's Elementary School (1599 Wharton St., Philadelphia, PA 19146) on Comcast Cares Day 2015!

On Saturday, April 25th, between 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, volunteers will serve in an effort to enhance the learning environment for Childs' 900+ students and staff.

Please join us for a dynamic day of service alongside volunteers from Comcast, community members and school partners. Please follow the link below to register!

www.regonline.com/comcastcaresday2015

If you have any questions regarding the service day or are interested in registering a group of 10 or more, please contact Bria Spivey at bspivey@cityyear.org or (267) 386-7029.

Free breakfast and a t-shirt will be provided!

** All volunteers must bring in signed copies of the City Year AND Comcast waivers in order to participate. **

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423239564646279/

Comcastcareschilds

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Citizen's Planning Institute Applications Due Friday

The Citizens Planning Institute’s mission is to empower citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and of Philadelphia, through a greater understanding of city planning and the steps involved in development projects. Find out more at http://www.citizensplanninginstitute.org.

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South Philly H.O.M.E.S. Inc. March Zoning Meeting

This month there will be two Zoning Community Meetings for the Point Breeze Community Development Coalition/South Philly H.O.M.E.S. on Monday, March 16, 2015 (1440 South 19th Street & 1820-1829 South 20th Street) and on Monday, March 23, 2015 (2010 Wharton Street). Please see the flyer for more information: /media/11715/sphinc_march_zoning_meeting_flyer.pdf

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