Skip to main content

Help Clean Up the North Side This Saturday

This Saturday, from 8am-12pm, you can join other volunteers in cleaning up the North Side.
Please help us clean up the North Ward during this first outing of the “Clean up the North” program. Collection bags and gloves will be provided for all interested volunteers. There is lots of parking at Veteran’s Park where all materials will be distributed. A donation of your time is all we are asking for! Help be a part of making the North Ward beautiful!

The clean up crews will start at Veteran’s Park (across from Northridge Village) and move up Mowere Rd. through High St. & S Main St. For more information, please contact Jon Ichter at ichterjr@gmail.com.

Comments

Anonymous said…
what about cleaning up the South Side? have you ever taken a look at 100 Bridge Street at the prominent corner of Bridge and Starr? the building is full of animal feces, it rains inside the building, and there are barrels of what appear to be many leftover halogenated solvent barrels (read: cancer causing solvent barrels that are a firefighter's nightmare) from a dry cleaning operation that apparently abruptly ended. there are constantly broken glass beer bottles on the sidewalk on Starr street and in the former flower boxes. i found a heroin needle on the sidewalk behind it on Prospect Street last month. weeds in the back of the building are over 5 feet tall and there is trash everywhere back there and dumped building supplies. and kids have been inside the building because windows are entirely broken out and a kid can easily go through them. whoever owns the property gets cited by the Borough and nothing changes, it just keeps getting worse. more of the roof collapsed this winter. numerous animals are going in and out of the building. at least one kid was in there, because some of the windows are broken out by objects thrown from the inside.
Emma said…
Anonymous - Sounds like a great project to organize! Will you choose a day and invite folks to start the cleanup like Jon Ichter is doing?

Thanks!
Anonymous said…
Emma,

That property has an owner and the property is valuable -- they need to hire people or sell the property to someone who is responsible -- and it's in violation again, the Borough needs money, it should be cited again to force them to clean it up. My family was in the laundry business for over 60 years, so I know what the halogenated solvent drums near the dry cleaning equipment are all about. I'm going to write all the fire companies to let them know what they would face with a fire there. Anyone can enter the building unless they are too big -- DANGER WILL ROBINSON.

On a positive note, I'm glad to discover you here and see another person documenting Phoenixville with a camera.
Anonymous said…
The shame of 100 Bridge Street!

Four photos and a movie...

Roof collapse, animal feces, and a hasty exit -- http://bit.ly/m1NGnr

Solvent drum photo 1 -- http://bit.ly/ipj2nL
Solvent drum photo 2 -- http://bit.ly/jd2D9n
Solvent drum photo 3 -- http://bit.ly/jA0lIi

Neglect movie -- http://bit.ly/jXeB2F

Popular posts from this blog

Several Local Businesses Closing Up Shop

Over the next couple of months, three local businesses will be closing their doors.

On Saturday, February 16th, Polka Dots will be closing their store at 246 Bridge Street. The shop, a women's clothing boutique, opened nearly two and a half years ago but has recently found business slow.

---
Originally, (owner Susan) Randels said that the store was doing well, but that the momentum could not keep up.

"The things that sold in Paoli didn't sell in Phoenixville," she said, adding that some customers thought that the store was too expensive or the sizing did not go high enough (size 12 being the highest size sold). "We tried everything."

Randels also said that parking was an issue for many of her customers who could either not find spaces or did not feel safe parking behind the store.
---

Polka Dots remains open until the 16th, with hours on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 610-935-5914. Clothing and shoes are bei…

Public meeting to discuss future of Melchiorre Park scheduled for Nov. 29th

On Thursday, November 29th, the Borough is holding a 'brainstorming session' in which plans for Melchiorre Park will be discussed with its park planning consultants. The event will be held at the High School and will begin 7pm.

For those of you who do not know about Melchiorre Park (of which I am included, even though I apparently live across the street from it), it is a 23 acre park located south of High Street on the land between it and French Creek. It appears, based on the drawing on the Borough home page, to be the land that is next to Westridge Village and across the street from the new Northridge Village community.

As part of the meeting, the consultants will 'provide a brief background of the project and present a pre-final master plan for the park'.


Source: Phoenixville Borough Website

La Crêperie Café Bis Opens

Yesterday, Phoenixville's newest cafe opened. La Crêperie Café Bis, located at the corner of Bridge and Gay Streets at the base of the Gay St. Bridge, opened its doors at 11am. As you can probably guess by its name, La Crêperie features both sweet and savory crêpes which, owner Marietou Fanny says, are made with only fresh ingredients. Fanny also owns a restaurant in Center City in Philadelphia called La Crêperie Café, which has been open for nine years.

La Crêperie is open seven days a week. Hours are Monday-Friday from 11am-10pm, Saturday 11am-11pm and Sunday from 10am-7pm.

Best of luck to Marietou and her staff!


Source: The Phoenix