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August Traffic Committee Update

A small group met with Chief Engineer of Streets, Richard Montanez, to continue addressing list of concerns. Rich Montanez agreed to follow up on the following: He will contact Bruce Masi, PennDot, engineer and recommend synchronized traffic lights at Hermit St and Barnes St. Streets Dept will “clear” parking on Quentin St, at the curve… Read more »

Free Trees from Tree Philly

Tree Philly planted six trees around the curve of Barnes and Quentin. If you are interested in trees for your yard or along the street in front of your home, visit to learn more about signing up for free. About Tree Philly Launched in response to Mayor Nutter’s Greenworks goal to make sure each Philadelphia… Read more »

Highlights from the January 2016 Membership Meeting: Permit Parking

A representative from the PPA came to answer questions about permit parking. Here’s a brief summary of her explanations . . . Anyone interested in permit parking on their street can pursue it by submitting a petition signed by 60% or more of the residents on the block (this includes owners and tenants, one signature… Read more »

February 2016 General Membership Meeting

The next General Membership Meeting of the Wissahickon Interested Citizen’s Association will be held on Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held in the Board Room of Northern Children’s Services. The entrance can be found on the Righter Street side of the main building. Joe Hager from the Philadelphia Department of… Read more »

Neighborhood Placemaker Grant Application

WICA Members have been working on a grant application for funds from the Philadelphia Horticultural Society (PHS). Two possible projects were submitted and one was selected as a finalist for the grant. The finalist is for a project to clean up the hillside at the bottom of Ridge between Deke’s BBQ and the Bridge/Bike Race… Read more »

Update: Daisy Field

Members have been working with the Parks and Recreation Department, Wissahickon AA, and Impact Softball to work out a solution to field usage at Daisy Field. Volunteers from these organizations provide their own time and funds to maintain these fields and keep players safe.