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Our next General Meeting is:

Thursday, September 7, 2023, 7:00 PM

Our next general meeting will be at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall

  • 5720 Ridge Avenue @ 7:00 P.M.
  • Parking is usually available in the evening on Ridge Avenue and Rector Street
  • St. Tim's has permission for parking in the Roxborough Memorial Hospital lot

Agenda for this meeting:

  • June minutes for approval
  • Membership update — just over 100 members YTD
  • Village for Seniors update
  • Roxborough Home for Women — Joan Kaczmar
  • Roxtoberfest 10/7 12-6pm, Rain date Oct 8th
  • Porch fest 10/14 various locations

COVID GUIDANCE: Masks are optional. If you are feeling unwell please do not come. Chairs will be spaced apart. The room is air conditioned. If the weather is fair, windows may be open.

Planning A Village for Seniors in Greater Roxborough

  • CRCA is sponsoring an exploratory group to determine if there is a need for a Village for Seniors. The Village would be a virtual community, not a brick-and-mortar community and would be designed specifically to integrate with existing community resources.
  • There are over 250 such organizations across the US and three in the Philadelphia area. These are non-profit, volunteer-driven membership organizations that provide support, services and programs enabling residents to live healthy and meaningful lives in their own homes. The East Falls Village has over 230 active members and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!
  • Chuck Broadbent, CRCA Treasurer, is leading the exploratory group and is looking for individuals who are willing to work with him. If you have questions or are willing to work you can contact him at:
Community announcements:

Crosstown Coalition

  • The CRCA is a member of the Philadelphia Crosstown Coalition of Civics, which is holding two mayoral forums on the evenings of March 28 (Houston Hall) and April 12 (Prince Theater). The first forum will cover schools, jobs, housing, and other issues of general concern to Philadelphians. The second will focus solely on lawlessness and gun violence, and the mayoral candidates plans to address those problems. The events may be live-streamed but this has not yet been announced. For more information, and to register, go to: and see this flyer.

Spring Cleanup

  • Philly Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 15. The annual Philly Spring Cleanup is the largest single-day cleanup event in the city and serves as the kick-off event of the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) cleaning season. Block captains and other stakeholders in communities across the city organize neighborhood cleanups and encourage residents to get involved in helping to make Philly a cleaner and greener place to live.

Roxborough Manayunk Conservancy

  • The Roxborough Manayunk Conservancy (RMC) has released its Two-On-Tuesdays 2023 schedule. RMC is a volunteer organization that cleans and maintains green spaces by picking up litter, cutting back invasive plants, weeding, and planting and trimming trees. The group meets for 2 hours on Tuesdays from March until October. Edling Park, located on the corner of Shurs Lane and Terrace St, is owned by the CRCA and is in need of volunteers on the following dates from 6 to 8 pm: April 11, May 30, July 11, and August 29 The full schedule with all the sites RMC maintains can be found on their website:

SEPTA bus routes are changing

  • SEPTA to hold an in-person meeting about bus route changes at Roxborough Memorial Hospital Wycoff Auditorium December 6 2022, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

6174 Ridge Ave. CDR

New streetlights are coming

  • Philadelphia Streetlight program seeks your feedback, more information at the following link: or call 215-871-0400 or email
  • Lawnton St. has two examples of the new lights for demonstration at 6155 & 6165 Lawnton St.
For more information see our latest CRCA Newsletter, View past issues or Subscribe.
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Past Meetings and Other Events

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 7:30 PM

Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • Topics Pending

Thursday, May 4, 2023, 7:30 PM

Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • Review and approval of April's meeting minutes
  • Update on Memberships and Donations
  • Zoning Update: 536 Green Lane
  • Zoning Update: 472-74 Roxborough Avenue
  • Zoning Update: Henry James Saloon 577 Jamestown Avenue

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 7:30 PM

Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • Approval of March Minutes
  • Solarize Philly - Tabeen Hossain
  • Philly Elections - Office of Policy & Civic Engagement, Courtney Weiss
  • 4136 Mitchell St variance review
  • Two on Tuesdays 2023 schedule & update

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 7:30 PM

Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • Approval of Minutes for January and February
  • Reminder from Chuck Broadbent about our Membership and Annual Appeal
  • Zoning Presentation for 577 Jamestown Street (Henry James Saloon)
  • Zoning Presentation for 472-74 Roxborough Avenue

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7:30 PM

Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • Review and approval of January meeting minutes
  • CRCA Annual Appeal Campaign
  • Membership - renew your membership for 2023!
  • 2022 Financial Report
  • Ridge Ave NCA update
  • 6174 Ridge Ave - CDR on 2/7

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 7:30 PM

Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • Approve October minutes
  • Streets Department: Update on the street light swap program
  • SEPTA public meeting is coming up on Dec 6 at Wolcoff Auditorium

Other Community Announcements

There was no earlier November meeting. The meeting on 11/30 will be for both November and December.

Thursday, October 6, 2022, 7:30 PM

Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • Approve September minutes
  • 6174 Ridge Ave update
  • Ridge Ave overlay update
  • Rep. Pam DeLissio update
  • Officer Damian Caggiano - 5th district - pending confirmation he can attend

Community Announcements

News from Rep. Pam DeLissio

FREE Fall Shred Events: Saturday, October 15 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 3720 Main St, Manayunk, in the Main Street Movie Theatre parking lot. Saturday, October 29, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 925 Montgomery Avenue, Narberth in the Magisterial District Court parking lot. A limit of 4 banker boxes or grocery bags per household will be strictly enforced. These events are rain or shine and will end sooner than 11 a.m. if truck is full.

Rep. DeLissio will hold her 121st Town Hall in-person and virtual, Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wolcoff Auditorium at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Avenue. She’ll share her thoughts on what you need to know about Harrisburg. Stay for cupcakes and well wishes. RSVP requested for attendance: please email or call 215-482-8726. To join on Facebook, visit

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 7:30 PM

  • July meeting for 2022 was cancelled

Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • 425-27 Markle Street Variance

Thursday, August 4, 2022, 7:30 PM

Video Recording

Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • Review minutes from previous meeting
  • Discussion of vacant board positions
  • RUN Garden (Monastery) and tree maintenance
  • Representative Pam DeLisso to speak about her upcoming town hall
  • Discussion of 6174 Ridge Ave and upcoming CDR process
  • 6174 Ridge Ave is the old Woolworth Building plus the High Pointe Cafe building and U.S. Post Office. This is near the corner of Ridge and Hermitage Streets. A by-right apartment building is planned for this location. It will have commercial on the ground floor, and more than 50 apartment units, which qualifies it for receiving a Civic Design Review (CDR). The CDR process requires a presentation to the affected RCOs. Unlike a variance, which offers RCOs the chance to support or oppose, this review will provide only the opportunity for public comment. This commentary is submitted to the CDR committee so they are aware of it. The CDR review will happen in the coming months. The CDR committee is comprised of professionals in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, building and development, and sustainability, and up to two seats on the Committee for the local Registered Community Organization representatives. These meetings are open to the public.

Thursday, June 2, 2022, 7:30 PM


Topics for discussion at this meeting:

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 7:30 PM


Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • 4112 Pechin - ZBA continued to June 22, 2:00pm

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7:30 PM


Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • March minutes approval
  • Presentation from 194th House District Representative Pam DeLissio
  • Presenation from Josh Cohen, special assistant to Councilmember Curtis Jones
  • VRHD update in advance of meeting later this month
  • 4112 Pechin Street updates
  • 4550 Mitchell Street (Adobe Cafe)

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 7:30 PM


Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • February meeting minutes review and approval
  • CRCA Membership Reminder - please renew if you've not already done so for 2022!

Informational Webinar
Wissahickon Transportation Center Project

February 10, 2022, 6:30 PM

  • SEPTA will be hosting a virtual webinar on the upcoming Wissahickon Transportation Center Project
  • More info here: Click Here for the Flyer PDF

General Meeting
Thursday, February 3, 2022, 7:30 PM


Topics for discussion at this meeting:

  • January Minutes Review and Approval
  • CRCA Membership - Reminder to renew if not already done so for 2022
  • Updates from Pam DeLissio & Josh Cohen
  • Revenue Bureau - Vicki Riley to present on Homestead Exemption, Low Income/Senior Tax Freeze, Owner-Occupied Payment Agreements & Water Bill Assistance Programs
  • 2021 Financial Report Presentation
  • 4215 Boone: Variance for the installation of 3 accessory parking space; ZBA hearing on 4/27/2022, 9:30 AM
  • 4112 Pechin St update & reminder for upcoming ZBA

More info about tax and bill relief:

General Meeting
Thursday, January 6, 2022, 7:30 PM


Topics for discussion at this meeting:

Nominated slate of CRCA officers

  • President - John Carpenter
  • Vice President - Mike Katra
  • Treasurer - Erin Bishop
  • Board Chair - Celeste Hardester
  • Recording Secretary - Molly Lawton
  • Corresponding Secretary - MaryAnn DiGiacomo

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