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. 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

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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. EPX civic president Joseph F. Marino said the measure was unanimously approved at the group’s general membership

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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 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

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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. According to the Dickinson Square West Civic Association, “detailed information about the proposal, including site

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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. 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

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

– 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

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