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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Dickinson Square dog run meeting shows neighborhood disapproval, surveys show positive support

On Tuesday evening, Dickinson Square West Civic Association hosted a meeting to present the pros and cons of creating a dog run at Dickinson Square.

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Despite the positive support the project has received from an online survey created months ago, the meeting took a different tone. The presentation of the dog park brought out the vocal non-supporters at the meeting of between 60 and 70 individuals.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  East Passyunk Crossing 

EPX civic expands boundaries east to 6th Street

The East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association has voted to expand its eastern boundary from 8th Street to 6th, rounding up a sliver of South Philly that we once called a civic no-man’s land.

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EPX civic president Joseph F. Marino said the measure was unanimously approved at the group’s general membership meeting last month. “They needed to have representation in that neighborhood for zoning and all the other quality of life issues, because there’s strength in numbers,” Marino said. “Sometimes if one or two people are complaining, they don’t get the attention they need.”

The new boundaries are Broad to 6th, Tasker to Snyder.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West 

Dickinson Square West: Neighbors’ efforts to improve community pay off

A version of this post was published in partnership with PhiladelphiaNeighborhoods.com, a project of Temple University’s journalism program.

By Nina Lispi and Eddie Durkin


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It’s a crisp spring day on Fifth Street in Dickinson Square West. On every block, neighbors are sweeping, picking up trash, or toting home brand new blue recycling bins. But Philadelphia’s Spring Cleanup Day, April 5, was just one of the many ways neighbors have worked to improve Dickinson Square in recent years.

Ted Savage, president of the Dickinson Square West Civic Association, which covers 4th to 6th streets, Washington to Mifflin, said the neighborhood has really turned around in the past decade.

“From what I understand, the drug problem here was unbelievable. As recently as 10 or 11 years ago, neighbors didn’t walk on Fifth Street during the day,” Savage said. “By the time I moved here in 2008, things were already improving. When I moved into my house, there were vacant lots across the street. By 2009 there were three new homes there.”

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

Will old Mt. Sinai hospital become 219 apartments? Plans to be presented this week.

A redevelopment proposal will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 12, for the former Mt. Sinai hospital, the albatross at 4th and Reed.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Mt. Moriah, 410 Wharton St.

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Taken from Dickinson looking north

According to the Dickinson Square West Civic Association, “detailed information about the proposal, including site plans, renderings of the buildings, description of the proposed uses, intended parking and traffic solutions, etc. will be presented.”

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West 

11 apartments coming to old Peco substation at 538 Federal Street

A former Peco substation that has languished for 15 years at 6th and Federal appears to finally be poised for development.

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A zoning use change, which was originally approved in September 2012 and updated last week, says the building has been approved for an 11-family dwelling. A permit for interior demolition was granted nearly a year ago, and Naked Philly reported seeing some activity inside the building in October of last year.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Passyunk Square :  Point Breeze 

Link love: Meet Dickinson Square neighbors; Point Breeze b-ball; & clean, clean, clean

the-industry-logo – The Dickinson Square West Civic Association is holding a Neighbors’ Night Event tonight at 7 p.m. at the Industry bar on Moyamensing & Reed. Kick back and enjoy a few appetizers and a cocktail or two. “Drink specials and nibbles for all,” says the invite.

- A successful crowd-funding effort means the basketball court at 20th and Tasker streets will undergo a $275,000 redesign, reports Flying Kite. Jeffrey Tubbs of the nonprofit Urban Roots hopes to turn the basketball court into “Rucker Philly,” modeled after the Rucker Park courts in Harlem, which the Bleacher Report called the Wall Street of playground basketball. Tubbs hopes the project will be the first phase of a much larger neighborhood revitalization effort.

- And the Passyunk Square Civic Association is holding its monthly clean-up on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Meet at the Passyunk Gardens at Passyunk and Wharton; supplies will be provided (except gloves). Cleanup site is to be determined. The civic also posted their cleanup schedule for the rest of the year on its website.

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