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Cleaning by the Numbers - March 2017

During the month of March 2017, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 902 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 13 tons!  The crew also collected 22 truckloads of fallen tree branches.

 

 

Posted April 11, 2017

Cleaning by the Numbers - February 2017

During the month of February 2017, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 1,060 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 15.5 tons!

 

Posted March 6, 2017

Cleaning by the Numbers - January 2017

During the month of January 2017, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 993 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 14.7 tons!

 

Posted February 1, 2017

Cleaning by the Numbers - 2016 in Review

In 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team worked over 10,287 hours, collecting 348,195 pounds of litter, leaves, and debris.  That's equivalent to over 174 tons!  Throughout the year, during detail operations, the crew removed curbside weeds from all District streets, assisted neighbors with the pickup of bulk leaves, and collected fallen tree branches.  Also in 2016, SCSSD submitted 60 “City 311” requests for various topics, and also removed 837 illegal signs/posters throughout the District.  The SCSSD Cleaning Team continues to routinely check the 11 dog waste stations located throughout the District three times per week, adding small pick-up bags and changing out trash can liners as needed.

Posted January 5, 2017

Cleaning by the Numbers - December 2016

During the month of December 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 6.7 tons of litter and 25.9 tons of leaves and debris!  This collection had a combined weight over 32.6 tons!  SCSSD’s landscape contractor provided assistance to the Cleaning Team with mechanical leaf pickup on residential streets with a high volume of leaves.

Posted January 4, 2017

Cleaning by the Numbers - November 2016

During the month of November 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 1,667 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 16.4 tons!

 


Posted December 5, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - October 2016

During the month of October 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 1,192 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 16.1 tons!

 


Posted November 3, 2016

Bulbs on Broad Expansion!

Planting began today for a second phase of the popular daffodil bulbs project. In partnership with PennDOT and Gale Nurseries, SCSSD has funded a second planting of 30,000 daffodil bulbs in the center grass medians along S. Broad Street. The 2016 expansion will include the center medians between Packer Avenue and Bigler Street to the north, and the center medians between Hartranft Street and Pattison Avenue to the south. In spring 2017, these newly planted bulbs, along with the return of those planted last year will be blooming along the S. Broad Street corridor from Bigler Street all the way down to Pattison Avenue!

Posted November 2, 2016

2016 Halloween Party

We thank the 1,350 guests who attended our 12th Annual Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29, 2016. That is a new record high attendance total! We hope everyone enjoyed the fun activities and had a great time!

 


Posted October 31, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - September 2016

During the month of September 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 1,206 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 16.5 tons!

 


Posted October 4, 2016

Wells Fargo Center 20th Birthday Celebration

What: Wells Fargo Center 20th Birthday Celebration

When: Saturday, October 8th from 1pm-4pm

Where: Wells Fargo Center

How: FREE tickets available at WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com or http://ev15.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=WFCBDAY&linkID=global-wachovia&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=&RSRC=WEB_VEN&RDAT=EventPage&_ga=1.57958563.800305980.1469811761

Description: On Saturday October 8, 2016, there will be a FREE community open house to celebrate the Wells Fargo Center’s 20th Birthday! In addition to games, attractions, celebrity appearances, and party favors, fans can step onto the arena floor and take a shot on the Philadelphia Flyers goal and Philadelphia 76ers basket in a unique, first-time-ever, half-ice, half-court arena floor configuration.

Posted September 23, 2016

2016 Children's Halloween Party

The 12th annual SCSSD Children's Halloween Party will be on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park.  Please note earlier start time this year.

This FREE event is exclusive to SCSSD residents.  SCSSD residents, be sure to check your mailboxes in early October for the orange-colored event flyer mailing!


Posted September 2, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - August 2016

During the month of August 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 1,165 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 17.3 tons!

 


Posted September 1, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - July 2016

During the month of July 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 804 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 11.5 tons!

 


Posted August 2, 2016

Keeping Residents Informed on the DNC

SCSSD hand delivered a flyer to all of the 4,069 SCSSD residential households with important updates and information about the upcoming Democratic National Convention, being held at the Wells Fargo Center on July 25-28, 2016.

 

DNC Road Closures Map            SCSSD DNC FAQ's

          Road Closures Map                                  DNC FAQ's

Posted July 22, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - June 2016

During the month of June 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 869 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 13 tons!

 


Posted July 6, 2016

Philadelphia 2016 DNC

The Wells Fargo Center is hosting the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 25-28, 2016.  Last evening, SCSSD residents gathered at the Packer Park Civic Association's general meeting and received DNC planning updates from the following attendees:  US Secret Service, City Managing Director's Office, Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, and the DNC Host Committee.   

For a listing of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) regarding the Democratic National Convention, please click here.

Posted June 10, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - May 2016

During the month of May 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 683 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 10 tons!

 


Posted June 2, 2016

"Mini" Shredding Event

Due to the poor weather, but high participation at our annual Shredding Event in April, SCSSD has scheduled a follow-up “Mini” Shredding Event on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at Broad and Bigler Streets.  Please note, this will be the only location for the shredding truck during the two hour event.  In addition, this event will be document shredding only, as we will not be collecting electronics.  This event is exclusive to SCSSD residents.  No businesses please.      

Posted May 23, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - April 2016

During the month of April 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 827 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 11.7 tons!

 


Posted May 5, 2016

2016 Shredding Event Stats

SCSSD held its 10th Annual Community Shredding Event on Saturday, April 9th, 2016.  In the cold rainy and even snowy weather, 475+ residents attended the event!  A total of 4.73 tons of paper was successfully shredded, protecting residents from identity theft.  That amount filled the shredding truck! This amount also has an environmental impact equivalent to saving 80 trees!  In addition, 1.71 tons of electronics were collected during the event for recycling.  Thank you everyone who attended and made our event a big success!

Posted April 13, 2016

2016 Shredding Event

The 10th Annual SCSSD Document Shredding Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2016.  A shredding truck will visit four different neighborhood locations starting at 9:00AM and ending at 3:00PM.  The truck will park for one hour at each of the following locations and times:

  • Location #1: 9:00AM – 10:00AM, 13th & Curtin
  • Location #2: 10:30AM – 11:30AM, 20th & Hartranft
  • Location #3: 12:30PM – 1:30PM, 10th & Bigler
  • Location #4: 2:00PM – 3:00PM, 18th & Bigler

 

You may attend any one of the four event locations/times that is most convenient to you.  This event is exclusive to SCSSD residents.  No businesses please.  

Posted April 6, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - March 2016

During the month of March 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 804 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 11.1 tons!

 


Posted April 5, 2016

Bulbs on Broad in Bloom!

Spring has sprung early in SCSSD!  The 30,000 daffodil bulbs, planted in November 2015, have started to bloom along the S. Broad Street center grass medians between Packer Avenue and Hartranft Street.  SCSSD funded the daffodil bulb planting project in partnership with PennDOT and Gale Nurseries.  We hope everyone enjoys the beautiful yellow daffodil flowers this spring and for many spring seasons thereafter!  

Posted March 18, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - February 2016

During the month of February 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 764 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 9.8 tons!

 

 

Posted March 1, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - January 2016

During the month of January 2016, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 593 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 7.8 tons!

 


Posted February 4, 2016

Tree Pruning Project Completed!

SCSSD is proud to report its contractor recently completed a massive District-wide Street Tree Pruning Project.  In supplement to City tree care services, SCSSD fully funded this project, which began in August 2015 and ended in January 2016.  A total of 1,402 trees were pruned over the course of 81 work days.  We thank residents for their patience and cooperation throughout the project.  The tree pruning will help extend the life and health of our street trees, which in turn, help provide beauty, shade, and fresher air to us.

Posted February 3, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - 2015 in Review

In 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team worked over 10,330 hours, collecting over 339,630 pounds of litter, leaves, and debris.  That's equivalent to over 169 tons!  In addition, the crew removed curbside weeds from all District streets, assisted neighbors with the pickup of bulk leaves, and collected 29 truckloads of fallen tree branches.

Posted January 6, 2016

Cleaning by the Numbers - December 2015

During the month of December 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 4.5 tons of litter and 29.7 tons of leaves and debris!  This collection had a combined weight over 34.2 tons!  Detail operations remain focused on assisting neighbors with the pickup of bulk leaves.


Posted January 5, 2016

Casino Reps Provide Update to SCSSD Board

Stadium Casino representatives provided project updates to the SCSSD Board during the 12/15/2015 Annual Board Meeting.  A detailed update on the Live Hotel & Casino Project will be included in the upcoming winter issue of the SCSSD Newsletter.  SCSSD residents will receive the newsletter in the mail.

 


Posted December 16, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - November 2015

During the month of November 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 4.7 tons of litter and 9.1 tons of leaves and debris!  This collection had a combined weight over 13.8 tons!  As leaves continue to fall, detail operations remain focused on assisting neighbors with the pickup of bulk leaves.

 

Posted December 2, 2015

Bulbs on Broad!

In partnership with PennDOT and Gale Nurseries, SCSSD funded and recently completed a daffodil bulb planting project in the center grass medians along S. Broad Street, between Packer Avenue and Hartranft Street.  A total of 30,000 daffodil bulbs (a blend of 6 varieties) were delivered from Holland and installed right here in South Philly by a special tractor plow in various winding and curving patterns throughout the medians.  The bulbs will bloom in April and will provide 4-6 weeks of beautiful yellow to orange-colored daffodils.  After a long and cold winter, these bright colorful flowers will be a welcomed sight for this spring and re-bloom for many springs after!

Posted November 25, 2015

All Wars Memorial

SCSSD proudly funded the installation of the “All Wars Memorial” and surrounding landscape at 15th Street & Moyamensing Avenue to serve as a tribute to the great men and women who served and continue to serve our great country.  On this Veterans Day, and as always, we cannot thank you enough for your service! 

 

Posted November 11, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - October 2015

During the month of October 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 604 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 8.6 tons!  In addition to the removal of litter and debris, detail operations have began focusing on assisting neighbors with the pickup of bulk leaves.


Posted November 5, 2015

2015 Halloween Party

We thank the 1,146 guests who attended our 11th Annual Children’s Halloween Party!  That is a new record high attendance total.  We hope everyone had a fun time!

 

Posted October 26, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - September 2015

During the month of September 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 796 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 11.9 tons!  In addition to the removal of litter and debris, detail operations have focused on the removal of curbside weeds throughout all District streets.


Posted October 9, 2015

2015 Children's Halloween Party

The 11th annual SCSSD Children's Halloween Party will be on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park.

This FREE event is exclusive to SCSSD residents.  SCSSD residents, be sure to check your mailboxes in early October for the orange-colored event flyer mailing!

Posted September 22, 2015

FREE Fall Movie Night at Marconi Plaza Park

CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN On Friday, October 9, 2015, there will be a FREE outdoor showing of the movie Home in Marconi Plaza Park.  The movie will start around 6:30 PM at the corner of 13th & Bigler Streets.  Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the movie!

SCSSD is proud to sponsor this great event, in partnership with the Friends of Marconi Plaza and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Posted September 21, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - August 2015

During the month of August 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 839 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 12.6 tons!  In addition to the removal of litter and debris, detail operations have focused on the removal of curbside weeds throughout all District streets.


Posted September 3, 2015

Neighborhood Tree Work Underway...

SCSSD is fully funding a massive Street Tree Pruning Project that started today!  SCSSD’s contractor will service approximately 1,600 street trees during this project, which will take around 6 months to complete.  Trees will be posted with ‘No Parking Signs’ at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled work date.  We thank residents in advance for their cooperation with moving cars to give the contractor space to safely prune the trees.  If you have any questions, please call the SCSSD offices at 215-271-1701. 

Posted August 11, 2015

Recycling Carts Distributed

In July 2015, SCSSD funded a project to provide every SCSSD household with a FREE, heavy-duty, 32-gallon recycling cart with wheels and attached lid.  Each green colored cart was customized with the SCSSD logo, the recycle logo, and a lid decal with the household address.  The SCSSD recycling carts provide residents with a more durable alternative to help increase recycling, keep recyclables contained, and help decrease neighborhood litter.

Posted August 7, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - July 2015

During the month of July 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 730 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 11 tons!  In addition to the removal of litter and debris, detail operations have focused on the removal of curbside weeds throughout all District streets.


Posted August 5, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - June 2015

During the month of June 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 910 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 13.7 tons!  In addition to the removal of litter and debris, detail operations have focused on the removal of curbside weeds throughout all District streets.  This weeding effort is labor intensive, but results in a much cleaner appearance of the streets, for which SCSSD received very positive feedback from residents last year.  Weed removal and spraying operations have also been performed and will remain ongoing throughout the summer at large common space areas throughout the District.

Posted July 2, 2015

FREE Movie Night at Marconi Plaza Park

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, there will be a FREE outdoor showing of the movie Paddington in Marconi Plaza Park. The movie will start around 8:15 PM at the corner of 13th & Bigler Streets. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the movie!

SCSSD is proud to sponsor this great event, in partnership with the Friends of Marconi Plaza and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Posted June 15, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - May 2015

During the month of May 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 903 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 13.5 tons!  

 


Posted June 3, 2015

2015 Summer Annuals Planted

SCSSD's landscape contractor recently planted colorful summer annuals at various SCSSD 'adopted' green space areas.  Colorful pink wave Petunias and/or blue Salvia were planted at the southeast corner of Broad & Packer, the Marconi Plaza Park corners at Broad & Bigler Streets, the traffic calming islands along 20th Street and Packer Avenue, 2700 Smedley Terrace, and in the center brick planters on 700, 1000, and 1200 Mollbore Terrace. We hope everyone enjoys the bright colors this summer!

Posted May 27, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - April 2015

During the month of April 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 976 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 14.6 tons!

 


Posted May 4, 2015

2015 Shredding Event Stats

SCSSD thanks the 625+ residents who attended our 9th Annual Community Shredding Event on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  A total of 4.8 tons of paper was successfully shredded during the event, protecting residents from identity theft.  This amount also has a “green” impact equivalent to saving 82 trees!  In addition, over 2 tons of electronics were collected during the event for recycling.  Thank you for your participation!

Posted April 14, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - March 2015

During the month of March 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 796 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 11.9 tons!  

 


Posted April 3, 2015

17th & Packer Traffic Improvement Project

Update 4/8/2015 - Construction is complete

Construction is currently underway for the SCSSD funded pedestrian safety and traffic improvement project at 17th Street and Packer Avenue. This project follows the previous SCSSD transportation improvement projects installed along 20th Street at both Hartranft and Geary Streets, and along Packer Avenue at both 18th and 19th Streets.  All of these projects include conversion to all-way stop control with landscaped traffic calming islands.  Colorful plantings will be installed later this spring, enhancing neighborhood beautification.

Posted March 27, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - February 2015

During the month of February 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 548 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 8.2 tons!

 


Posted March 4, 2015

2015 Shredding Event

The 9th Annual SCSSD Document Shredding Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2015. SCSSD residents, be sure to check your mailbox in March for a related event flyer mailing with details on shredding times and locations.

 


Posted February 3, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - January 2015

During the month of January 2015, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 1,102 bags of litter, leaves, and debris.  This collection had a combined weight over 15.8 tons! 

The SCSSD Residential Cleaning Program continues operations through the winter months.  Crew members are outfitted with special winter uniform items, such as insulated coveralls, face masks, and ice cleats.   As weather permits, the Cleaning Team will continue to follow the standard cleaning strategy of District-wide large litter sweeps every Monday and Friday, supplemented by a rotation of more detailed cleaning on the midweek days of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 

Posted February 2, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - 2014 in Review

In 2014, the SCSSD Cleaning Team worked over 10,270 hours, collecting over 342,600 pounds of litter, leaves, and debris.  That's equivalent to over 171 tons!  In addition, the crew removed curbside weeds from all District streets, assisted neighbors with the pickup of bulk leaves, and collected 51 truckloads of fallen tree branches.


Posted January 2, 2015

Cleaning by the Numbers - November 2014

During the month of November 2014, the SCSSD Cleaning Team collected a total of 3.8 tons of litter and 17.7 tons of leaves and debris!  This collection had a combined weight over 21.5 tons!  As leaves continue to fall, detail operations remain focused on assisting neighbors with the pickup of bulk leaves.  

 


Posted December 2, 2014

2014 Halloween Party

SCSSD thanks the 1,067 guests who attended the 10th Annual Children's Halloween Party.  We hope everyone had a great time! 

 

 


Posted October 27, 2014

Fall Annuals Planted

SCSSD’s landscape contractor recently planted colorful cool season annuals at various SCSSD ‘adopted’ green space areas. Combinations of purple kale and/or yellow pansies were planted at the southeast corner of Broad & Packer, the Marconi Plaza Park corners at Broad & Bigler Streets, the traffic calming islands along 20th Street and Packer Avenue, and in the center brick planters on 700, 1000, and 1200 Mollbore Terrace.  We hope everyone enjoys the late season burst of color! 

Posted October 1, 2014

Free Fall Movie Night at Marconi Plaza Park

On Friday, October 3, 2014, there will be a FREE outdoor showing of the movie Frozen in Marconi Plaza Park.  The movie will start around 6:30 PM at the corner of 13th & Bigler Streets.  Please bring your own chair or blanket to enjoy the movie!

SCSSD is proud to sponsor this great event, in partnership with the Friends of Marconi Plaza and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Posted September 16, 2014

2014 Children's Halloween Party

The 10th annual SCSSD Children's Halloween Party will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park.

This FREE event is exclusive to SCSSD residents.  SCSSD residents, be sure to check your mailboxes in early October for the orange-colored event flyer mailing!

Posted August 19, 2014

Free Vehicle VIN Etching Event

SCSSD has partnered with the Philadelphia Police Department to offer FREE Vehicle-Identification-Number (VIN) etching to SCSSD residents on Saturday, August 16, 2014, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Holiday Inn parking lot at Darien St. and Packer Ave.  VIN etching is a countermeasure to motor vehicle theft that involves etching a vehicle's VIN onto its window to reduce the value of a stolen vehicle for thieves.  

Posted August 1, 2014

Free Movie Night at Marconi Plaza Park

On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, there will be a FREE outdoor showing of The Lego Movie in Marconi Plaza Park.  The movie will start around 8:15 PM at the corner of 13th & Bigler Streets.  Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the movie!

SCSSD is proud to sponsor this great event, in partnership with the Friends of Marconi Plaza and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Posted June 30, 2014

Free Outdoor Concert

A FREE outdoor concert night has been scheduled for Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Marconi Plaza Park from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  This concert will feature the musical talents of the band The Business.

SCSSD is proud to sponsor this event, in partnership with the Friends of Marconi Plaza and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. 

Posted June 26, 2014

Colorful Summer Annuals Planted

SCSSD's landscape contractor recently planted colorful summer annuals at various SCSSD 'adopted' green space areas. Due to the success of annual plantings last year, SCSSD has expanded plantings throughout the District for 2014.  Varying colors of Salvia and Lantana were planted at the southeast corner of Broad & Packer, the Marconi Plaza Park corners at Broad & Bigler Streets, the traffic calming islands along 20th Street and Packer Avenue, the Hartranft Street gardens, 2700 Smedley Terrace, and in the center brick planters on 700, 1000, and 1200 Mollbore Terrace. We hope everyone enjoys the bright colors this summer!

Posted June 9, 2014

2014 Shredding Event

The 8th Annual SCSSD Document Shredding Event was held on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  A total of 4.76 tons of paper was shredded and will be successfully recycled. That's equivalent to saving 81 trees!  In addition, a total of 1,564 pounds of electronics were collected and recycled. 

SCSSD thanks all of the residents who attended and helped make this year's Shredding Event a success!

Posted April 21, 2014

SCSSD Submits Casino Testimony


 

 

 

Posted March 14, 2014

Working through the Winter Weather

The SCSSD Residential Cleaning Program continues operations through the winter months.  Crew members are outfitted with special winter uniform items, such as insulated coveralls, face masks, and ice cleats.   As weather permits, the Cleaning Team will continue to follow the standard cleaning strategy of District-wide large litter sweeps every Monday and Friday, supplemented by a rotation of more detailed cleaning on the midweek days of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 

Posted January 13, 2014

Save the Date - Shredding Event 2014

The 8th Annual SCSSD Document Shredding Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014. SCSSD residents, be sure to check your mailbox in March for a related event flyer mailing with details on shredding times and locations.

 

Posted January 10, 2014

2013 Halloween Party

SCSSD thanks the 1,143 guests who attended our Halloween Party!  That is a new record high attendance total.  We hope everyone had a great time!

 

 

Posted October 28, 2013

Leaf Pickup Ongoing

The SCSSD Cleaning Team has started the fall season operation of bulk leaf pickup, using the large ‘leaf vacuum trailer’ in combination with manual bagging of leaves.  The objective is to remove the bulk leaves from streets and sidewalks throughout the District.  It will take several passes to remove all leaves, as many have not yet fallen from the trees.  We thank District residents for their assistance with leaf pick up in front of their homes.  Every bag helps!

Posted October 18, 2013

Colorful Fall Annuals Planted

SCSSD’s landscape contractor recently planted colorful cool season annuals at various SCSSD ‘adopted’ green space areas.  SCSSD performed a pilot project last fall, and due to its success, SCSSD has expanded plantings throughout the District for 2013. Combinations of red kale and/or yellow pansies were planted at the southeast corner of Broad & Packer, the Marconi Plaza Park corners at Broad & Bigler Streets, the traffic calming islands along 20th Street and Packer Avenue, and in the center brick planters on 700, 1000, and 1200 Mollbore Terrace.  We hope everyone enjoys the late season burst of color! 

Posted October 17, 2013

2013 Children's Halloween Party

The 9th annual SCSSD Children's Halloween Party will be on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park. This FREE event is exclusive to SCSSD residents.

Please join us to enjoy FREE snacks, trick-or-treat gifts, balloon artistry, DJ music, costumed characters, and pumpkin painting (while supplies last).

SCSSD residents, be sure to check your mailboxes in early October for the orange-colored event flyer mailing!

Posted October 1, 2013

Free Movie Nights at Marconi Plaza Park

There are two upcoming FREE outdoor movie nights at Marconi Plaza Park, located at 13th & Bigler Streets:

  1. Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 8:00PM - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax  CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN 
  2. Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:00PM - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the movie!  SCSSD is proud to help sponsor this event, in partnership with the Friends of Marconi Plaza, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Posted August 7, 2013

"Mini" Shredding Event on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

SCSSD will be hosting a "Mini" Shredding Event on Wednesday, July 31, from 8:00AM to 10:00AM, at the intersection of Broad & Bigler Streets.  This service will include document shredding only.  We will NOT be accepting electronics or distributing City blue recycling bins at this event.

At the annual SCSSD Shredding Event in April 2013, the shredding truck was unexpectedly full to capacity at our District 3 location and was no longer able to shred documents!  A total of 3 tons of paper was successfully collected and shredded, which is equivalent to saving 52 trees.  Also at the April event, SCSSD collected and safely recycled over 2 tons of electronics.  SCSSD would like to thank all of the residents who participated in the event!

Posted July 25, 2013

Phase 2 Landscape Enhancements Completed at Broad & Bigler

In May 2013, SCSSD completed Phase 2 of the landscape enhacements at the recently "adopted" City owned northeast and northwest corners of Broad & Bigler Streets.  The Phase 2 work included a complete renovation of the turf areas, the installation of perennial flowers in the back planting beds, and the installation of colorful summer annual flowers in the front planting beds.  Phase 1 of the project occured last fall, which included the creation of the planting beds and the installation of six new flowering trees.

Posted May 24, 2013

"Neighborhood Notes" Spring 2013 - Issue 6

The latest edition (Spring 2013 - Issue 6) of SCSSD's community newsletter, "Neighborhood Notes" has been posted online!

SCSSD residents will receive a hard copy mailing of the newsletter in March.

 

 

Posted February 28, 2013

Tree Maintenance in District 1

In January 2013, SCSSD completed a street tree pruning project throughout the District 1 neighborhood. SCSSD’s contractor serviced over 60 street trees. In addition, an organic tree fertilizer was applied in the soil of the street trees to improve the overall health and vitality of the trees. As a reminder, all street trees in the City of Philadelphia are property of the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. SCSSD funded this project to supplement City tree care services.

Posted January 10, 2013

Landscape Beautification at Broad & Bigler

In an effort to establish an attractive gateway to Marconi Plaza Park, SCSSD has “adopted” the City owned northeast and northwest corners of Broad & Bigler Streets to perform landscape enhancements. SCSSD’s landscape contractor recently completed Phase 1 of the project, which included the creation of planting beds and the installation of six new flowering trees. During the spring of 2013, Phase 2 of the landscape enhancements will begin, which includes the installation of perennial and annual plantings, as well as a renovation of the turf areas.

Posted January 9, 2013

Geary Park Landscape Improvements

In January 2013, SCSSD’s contractor pruned the trees inside the City owned Geary Park. In addition, the wildly growing Yew shrubs surrounding the walkway were removed in an effort to improve park visibility and security. Next, SCSSD plans to install an additional dog waste station in the sidewalk outside of the park.

 

Posted January 8, 2013

Save These Dates for 2013!

The 7th Annual SCSSD Document Shredding Event will be on Saturday, April 20, 2013. SCSSD residents, be sure to check your mailbox in early April for a related flyer mailing with event details.

The 9th Annual SCSSD Children’s Halloween Party will be on Saturday, October 26, 2013. An event flyer will be mailed to all SCSSD residents in early October.

Posted January 7, 2013

2012 Children's Halloween Party

SCSSD would like to thank the 887 residents who attended this year's party!

Party guests enjoyed pumpkin painting, trick-or-treat gifts, face painting, costumed characters, DJ music, and even a 9-hole Halloween themed miniature golf course!

 

 

Posted November 27, 2012

Free Movie Night at Marconi Plaza Park

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 5:30PM - 8:30PM there will be a free outdoor showing of the movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Marconi Plaza Park, located at 13th and Bigler Streets. The movie will begin at 6:30PM. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the movie!

In addition, the Philadelphia Police Department will be offering bicycle safety tips and children's fingerprinting. Popcorn, hotdogs, and refreshments will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting Marconi Plaza Park.

SCSSD is proud to help sponsor this event, in partnership with the Friends of Marconi Plaza, and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Posted October 9, 2012

Children's Halloween Party 2012

The 8th annual SCSSD Children's Halloween Party will be on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM at the American Swedish Historical Museum in FDR Park. This FREE event is exclusive to SCSSD residents.

Please join us to enjoy FREE snacks, trick-or-treat gifts, balloon artistry, DJ music, costumed characters, and pumpkin painting (while supplies last).

SCSSD residents, be sure to check your mailboxes in early October for the event flyer mailing!

Posted September 10, 2012

Family Fun Day!

Thank you to all of the SCSSD residents who attended the Family Fun Day & Movie Night at Xfinity Live! on Sunday, August 19, 2012.

 

 

 

Posted August 20, 2012

Family Fun Day & Movie Night at Xfinity Live!

On Sunday, August 19th, 2012 SCSSD residents are invited down to the Wells Fargo Center complex to meet their newest neighbor, Xfinity Live! Bring the family down for a day of food, fun, and family entertainment. Stop by anytime between 12:00PM and 8:00PM.

The fun filled activities include:

  • FREE BBQ exclusive to SCSSD residents between 12:30PM and 3:30PM.
  • Two special live music acts will be performing on the Live! Stage, starting with “Groove Place” from 12:00PM – 2:30PM, followed by “We Kids Rock” from 3:00PM – 6:00PM.
  • FREE outdoor showing of the movie “How to Train Your Dragon”, beginning at 6:30PM.
  • SCSSD will also be distributing FREE giveaway items to residents (drawstring sports bags, water bottles, frisbees, jump ropes), while supplies last!

We hope to see you there!

Posted August 16, 2012

Love Your Park

The SCSSD staff and Cleaning Team participated in a 'Love Your Park Week' clean-up day in Geary Park and FDR Park on Saturday, May 12, 2012.

On Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 4:30PM to 8:00PM, FDR Park will host the Jerry Blavat Record Hop! For more information about this event, please visit: http://loveyourpark.org/event/jerry-blavat-record-hop/

If you would like to find out more information about Love Your Park Week and other events throughout the city, please visit: http://loveyourpark.org/

Posted May 15, 2012

Shredding Event 2012

SCSSD thanks the 800 residents that participated in this year's Shredding Event!

Together, we shredded and recycled just under 6 tons of paper. In addition, we safely recycled over 2 tons of electronics.

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Posted April 23, 2012

Cleaner and Greener!

The SCSSD Residential Cleaning Team has added a new piece of equipment for street and sidewalk cleaning. The new 'green' sweeper is eco-friendly, having no motor and zero emissions. The brushes of the sweeper are self-propelled as the unit is pushed. The sweeper has been quite effective in picking up cinders, gravel, and other small debris during our "detail" cleaning operations.

Posted March 28, 2012

Shredding Event

Save the date SCSSD residents! The 6th Annual Document Shredding Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2012. Take advantage of this convenient opportunity to recycle old paperwork and protect yourself against identify theft.

SCSSD has hired a shredding truck to visit the four Community Districts throughout the day, stopping for one hour at each location. SCSSD residents are welcome to visit the truck at any one of the four locations, whichever time and location is most convenient for you. Please make note of the truck locations and times below.

Location 1 – 13th & Geary Streets (District 1) from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Location 2 – 17th & Hartranft Streets (District 2) from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location 3 – 10th & Bigler Streets (District 3) from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Location 4 – 18th & Bigler Streets (District 4) from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Check your mailbox in early April for a related event flyer with more details!

Posted February 14, 2012

New SCSSD Logo and Website

In 2011, SCSSD undertook a challenge to improve the applications of SCSSD branding and internet communications. The result is a “refreshed” logo and the proud launching of this brand new website! The updated logo includes a form of the prior icon, but with new fonts and the addition of “South” to "Philadelphia”, an important identifier of neighborhood pride. The new SCSSD website can be updated by SCSSD internally and will continue to evolve with more timely additions into the future. We hope you find the new SCSSD logo applications aesthetically pleasing, and this new website informative and easy to navigate.

Posted December 20, 2011

Survey says…

Thank you to the 1,070 households that responded to the 2011 SCSSD Community Survey! SCSSD conducted this survey as a follow-up to the 2004-05 survey. SCSSD is proud to report that neighborhood satisfaction has improved for every topic included in the surveys! Residents also assisted SCSSD with future strategic planning by providing nearly 2,000 written comments. SCSSD will be sharing a more detailed summary of survey results in the next SCSSD ‘Neighborhood Notes’ newsletter.

Posted October 11, 2011

SCSSD Cleaners Ready for Fall Leaves

Each season presents new and unique challenges for the SCSSD Residential Cleaning Team. From the excessive heat to the extreme cold, from the rain to the wind to the snow, the Team continues to pursue the primary goal of zero tolerance for neighborhood litter. Our next challenge is the pick-up of fallen leaves and our Team is well prepared. SCSSD is proud to assist neighbors with this service, as a secondary goal of the cleaning program. While we do not expect to capture all of the leaves as they drop, we are committed to revisiting every street as often as we can until all leaves are collected.

Posted October 10, 2011

SCSSD Funds Tree Trimming Project

Street trees are a valuable community asset and SCSSD is proud to help residents and the City by performing periodic tree maintenance. SCSSD is currently funding a $200,000 project to trim all of the 1,500 street trees located within the SCSSD service boundaries. This is the third project SCSSD has completed since initiating tree care programs in 2004. SCSSD has also planted 331 new street trees at locations requested by residents, with another tree planting project scheduled for this fall.

Posted October 7, 2011

Children’s Halloween Party 2011

Save the date SCSSD residents! The 7th Annual Children’s Halloween Party is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th, 2011 from 3pm to 5pm at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Historic FDR Park. Special guests this year include Buzz Lightyear, the Incredible Hulk, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Abby Cadabby, and Strawberry Shortcake. SCSSD residents can also enjoy free snacks, take home trick-or-treat gifts, face painting, balloon artistry, pumpkin painting, and DJ music and dancing. This event is exclusively for SCSSD residents. Residents must bring the orange event flyer (mailed to SCSSD households in October) for admittance.

Posted October 6, 2011