Newbold Neighbors Association News

Dickinson Grove



Dickinson Grove, on the corner of 15th and Dickinson St, is some of the only protected green space in the Newbold neighborhood. The past few years have been hard for this little parcel, but this past Sunday morning 15 neighbors met up to show it a lot of love.

With some tree pruning, flower planting, a fresh coat of paint and some hand made signs, this tired looking area is bright and cheery again!

Countless neighbors helped to make (and pledged to maintain) this grassy spot a sought after area all neighborhood families can use.

The photos speak for themselves, but please stop by and check it out! Bring a chair since you'll want to sit for a minute under the trees.









Circular Non-Delivery Decal Order Form


As provided by section 10-723 of the Philadelphia Code, the Department of Licenses and Inspectionsmaintains a commercial handbill “Non-Delivery” list identifying all properties whose owners request non-delivery. If you do not want to receive hand delivered advertising circulars or handbills, please fill out thisform. To request non-delivery for local newspapers, complete this form and provide a list of the local newspapers you do not want to receive.


Public Safety Update: Utility Impersonators

1st District Police Alert: Utility ImpersonatorsUtility Impersonator


Site preparation and demolition of 1700 South Broad Street


Dear Neighbor,

Planning is underway for site preparation and demolition of 1700 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145.

We are committed to keeping our neighbors fully informed throughout this process. To that end, the following actions will be taking place starting Friday, June 27:

Security Guard

  • A guard shack will be erected and a security guard will be on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week starting on Friday morning June 27.


Construction Fence

  • The construction fence will start to be erected around the perimeter of the site on Friday morning, June 27. This should be complete and the site secured by Tuesday afternoon, July 1.
  • Construction equipment on site associated with building the fence will consist of: a small drilling rig, construction/delivery trucks.


Abatement Activities

  • Abatement activities are scheduled to start Monday morning, June 30.
  • All abatement will be performed in accordance with municipal, state, and federal law.
  • The windows and fascia of the Health Center will be removed to facilitate the abatement activities. A temporary plywood exterior wall will be built in front of the existing wall before this occurs.
  • Equipment on site associated with abatement activities are: air filtration devices (within building/enclosures), forklift, secured box trailer for loading waste, secured trash dumpster
  • Debris will be removed from the site each day.



  • At this time, no street parking will be lost by the erection of the fence or the abatement activities.
  • The contractors will only park on the worksite.


SEPTA Stop, Subway Entrance and Newspaper Stand

  • The SEPTA stop, subway entrance and newspaper stand will remain open.


Immediate questions or concerns regarding the site preparation and abatement will be responded to by:

  • Calling: 267-426-6904
  • Emailing:


This is a dedicated email set up for neighbors to communicate with CHOP during this process. We appreciate your feedback, and will continue to communicate further developments as the project moves forward.


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


June Clean and Green Committee Minutes

We are greening Dickinson Grove on Sunday, June 29th at 8:30am!

Activities include: staining the fence, digging, drilling, nailing, flexing muscles, lining bricks, smiling, planting flowers, watering, laughing...and maybe even some celebratory mimosas afterwards?!


We applied for a pruning grant from PHS in conjunction with Newbold CDC and West Passyunk Neighbors. We will meet 4 time between July and October to prune trees in our areas.  Dates to be scheduled soon.  Let us know if you have any trees that need pruning. 


Next district wide clean up is August 2nd. Neighbors can contact us if they need any cleaning supplies.


Tire round up program

Last year we removed 225 tires from the street! 

Help us surpass that number this year by emailing us where we can pick up any illegally discarded tires! We earn $.50 for each tire we collect. Email with the location of any tires you see around the neighborhood.


CHANGE: Next beautification meeting will be a 'working meeting' on Saturday, July 12th. Time and location TBD. We will help prune trees and apply the no dumping decals we received from the Delaware Estuary.


Philadelphia Community Gardens Day

Community Gardens Day

June 21st 10am – 3pm
Bouvier Gardens will be open to the public from 10 am – 3pm this Saturday, June 21st.

We will have a Master Gardener on hand to talk about our composting and answer any of your gardening questions.

Your neighbors have been working hard on their plots and would love to show them off...maybe they'll even give you a snack!
The garden is blooming and beautiful, come check it out!