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Interesting Photos

Thanks to the folks at The Electric City Trolley Museum Association (linked by RockinRob on Phillyblog) I am posting a link to an old picture of Oxford Avenue between Penn and Griscom. I would have some trouble dating this shot but the cars in the background look 40ish. The building is the old Bell Telephone office on the corner of Penn and Oxford. The houses behind the trolley are either converted to businesses or in some case gone and replaced by other buildings.

What do you not see in this picture? Trash on the street. That block is littered with paper and empty drink bottles today. Why? Well people are lazy and drop things right where they stand. Don’t blame anybody else. It’s the people who walk up and down that street.

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Police Districts Community Meetings

Community Engagement Schedule for the 15th police district

Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 8:00 AM
Community Meeting in 15th Police District
Wissinoming United Methodist, 4419 Comly St.

This notice is from:

Ed Schwartz, Institute for the Study of Civic Values,
1218 Chestnut St.,Rm. 702, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 215-238-1434 edcivic@libertynet. orgISCV

web site: http://www.iscv. orgAlso Check out “Neighborhoods Online” at http://www.neighbor hoodsonline. net.
Or in Philadelphia: http://www.phillyneighborhoods. org

Citizenship is the American ideal. There may be an army of actualities opposed to that ideal, but there is no ideal opposed to that ideal.” –G.K. Chesterton