Newbold Neighbors Association News
At our December General meeting, we had a few guests from the city discuss "Focused Deterrence", their latest strategy to reduce gun violence. Please see the description below to refresh your memory. They are looking for feedback, either positive or negative, on the effects of this new strategy. If you have any, please send to email@example.com and it will get forwarded along.
Focused Deterrence is a strategy to reduce group-motivated gun violence currently being implemented in South Philadelphia. It involves unprecedented collaboration among law enforcement, social services, and the community. Law enforcement agencies at all levels of government work together to identify the violent groups in South Philadelphia that are most likely to kill or be killed. After law enforcement determines that a shooting or homicide is group motivated, all local law enforcement agencies work to identify any illegal activity perpetrated by all of the group’s members who were responsible for the violence.
For group members who want help stopping the violence, over a dozen non-profits have been mobilized to provide social services. These services include educational assistance, job readiness training, drug and alcohol treatment and others. Voices from the community have come forward to explain to the group members they are valued and important, and need to be alive and out of prison for themselves and their families.
The community has the opportunity to spread the message that THE VIOLENCE MUST STOP.
Our apologies for the late notice but please see below flyer for a meeting that is happening tomorrow. Nearby neighbors should have received a flyer distrubuted by Councilman Johnson's office.
WHEN: Monday, January 27th, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments, 16th and Reed
Please join us for our January General Meeting. See below for an abbreviated agenda of topics we will be discussing.
PLEASE NOTE - Due to recent inclement weather, we will be hearing a zoning applicant who could not make our public zoning meeting. The applicant for 1440 Dickinson will be presenting promptly at 6:30 and we will commence with the regular general meeting afterwards.
1) Discuss and vote on bylaw changes
2) Discuss upcoming elections
3) Last chance for our holiday donation campaign - bring underwear
4) Committee reports
a. Clean & Green - discuss Childs School garden collaboration, green space initiative
b. Outreach - updates on Civic Association happy hour, upcoming events
c. Zoning - updates on all recent applicants
d. Public Safety - updates from PSA meetings
There are 3 upcoming zoning meetings that may involve projects or properties near your house. They are all open to the public, so feel free to check them out.
Thursday, January 16th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
CHOP cordially invites you to a Registered Community Organization meeting, as required by the zoning code, for the neighborhood that incorporates 1700 S. Broad St. We look forward to sharing updated plans for the construction of a new building, which will house a CHOP pediatric and adolescent care center, along with multiple uses by the City of Philadelphia, including a Free Library branch, a City Health Center and a Recreation Department facility.
Constitution Health Plaza
1930 S. Broad St.
5th Floor Conference Room
Please enter through the main entrance and obtain and a visitor's badge.
Space is limited; R.S.V.P. required. If you are planning to attend, please R.S.V.P. by emailing CHOPcommunity@email.chop.edu or calling 267-426-6904.
Please visit www.chop.edu/expansion for more information on this project. This website is updated regularly.
Monday, January 20th, 6:30 PM - 1419 Wharton Street
See attached flyer. Addresses on agenda - 1132-34 Sydenham Street, 1302-12 Chadwick Street, 1510 Manton Street, 1518 Manton Street, 1508 S 16th Street.
Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 PM - Reed Street Presbyterian Apartments
Along with our busy meeting and social calendar, we have some 2 very important upcoming general meetings.
First, on January 28th, we have a couple of ByLaw changes which we will be voting on.
Then, on February 25th, we have our annual elections. Officer positions up for elections this year are president and treasurer (2 year terms). We also have some openings on our committees, all 2 year terms as well: Community Outreach (1 position), Education (2 positions), Planning and Zoning (1 position) and Webmaster (2 positions). These committee positions are subject to change.
If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please contact the Board and we will happily answer any questions you may have. If you are worried about the time commitment of being in an officer/committee chair, we can work with your schedule to come up with a solution that fits. These leadership positions are a great way to get to know the neighborhood better and they look great on a resume.
Any questions about this post? Email President@newboldneighbors.org