News & Events

Next General Membership Meeting – Join us!

The next General Membership meeting is March 14, 2018 at 7pm. Meetings are held in the Board Room of Northern Children’s Services (5301 Ridge Avenue). The entrance can be found on the Righter Street side of the main building. All are welcome to attend.

21st Ward Town Watch Training

There will be a Town Watch training on February 20th at 7pm at the 5th District. The 21st Ward Town Watch is actively looking for members. The overall responsibility of the group is to observe, document, and report. By being the “eyes and ears” and reporting concerns to the 5th District, they take a major part in assisting with crime prevention. For more information, please email the 21st Ward Town Watch at tw21stward@gmail.com.

Employment Opportunities with the U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau is starting to gear up for the 2020 Census. They are seeking applicants in the Philadelphia metro area for positions that will include Management, Administrative, IT, Clerical and more. As time progress, they will need to fill a numerous field and office positions across our region. The vacancy announcements will be posted to USAjobs.gov and applicants will need to apply through the website. 2020 Census Employment Opportunities Flyer | USAjobs Resume Dos & Don’ts

Wissahickon Presbyterian Church

Wissahickon Presbyterian is an historic 7,500 square foot stone church located on Ridge Avenue. The church is seeking a colocating entity for an income generating and synergistic partnership. For additional information, including pictures and site plans, check out their new website: wissahickonpresbyterianchurch.com

2018 Membership Drive

Become a new member or renew your existing membership today for just $10 a year! This can be done online using PayPal or in person at a General Membership meeting. Visit our Membership Page for more information.

Demolition Moratorium Update

On December 14, 2017, the Demolition Moratorium was read and passed by City Council. On December 20, 2017, Mayor Kenney signed the bill. The moratorium will take effect for one year and will prevent both demolition and construction on designated historically significant properties.

State Representative Pam DeLissio’s Holiday Open House

Open House FlyerJoin State Representative Pam DeLissio at her annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 7th from 4 to 7pm in her District Office located at 6511 Ridge Avenue. Constituents of the 194th Legislative District are welcome to attend. Be part of the experience – check out what the legislature is doing in Harrisburg and share what you think about our policy priorities.

Ridge Ave Demolition Moratorium Public Hearing

On Tuesday 12/5/17, The Committee on Rules of City Council will hold a Public Hearing at 10:00 AM in City Hall, Room 400, to hear testimony on Bill 17082. This is the much anticipated Ordinance to establish a temporary Demolition Moratorium (entitled ‘Historical Preservation’) with respect to properties in the area of Ridge Ave between Wissahickon Creek and Northwestern Ave.

Written testimony from the 21st Ward RCO’s (Registered Community Organizations) will be entered into the record and we expect two representatives from our groups will be permitted to speak.

HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! All you have to do is attend! We want to fill the seats! Your attendance will speak volumes to City officials. Councilman Jones has walked along The Ridge with RCO representatives and understands our concerns. We are most grateful to him and his staff for drafting this ordinance.

See you there!