Thursday, September 13, 2012

At the Tacony Library...

Saturday October 13th 9:30am-3pm

The Friends of Tacony Library are holding a flea market and used book sale. Spaces are $10.

Flea Market & Used Book Sale

Tacony Library - 6742 Torresdale Avenue - 215-685-8755

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

This and That

♦ The Tacony Civic Association would like to thank everyone for helping to make the Summer Concert Series a tremendous success this year! Your patronage is greatly appreciated.

♦ The City Planning Commission approved the Tacony Civic Association, as the Organization in Tacony, as the go to, about zoning issues.

♦ The Tacony Town Watch, now in their 30th year, needs drivers and riders to patrol our neighborhood. Become part of the solution by emailing town watch at

♦ If you’d like to keep up with current news and events in Northeast Philly, please visit

Friday, September 7, 2012

DRCC Update

The Delaware River City Corp had its ribbon cutting ceremony for Lardner’s Point Park on May 14. The park was then opened to the public and some minor construction activities continued. The newly renovated pier has attracted a lot of fishermen.

There are now two gates so the parking area can be closed at night. The original wetland plantings did not survive and some have been replaced. We hope to have a volunteer effort in the fall to add more plants. We are also planning to initiate a Friends of Lardner’s Point Park in the fall. Anyone interested in this activity should contact us.

The Port Richmond section of our trail was bid on July 12 and a contractor was selected. We expect construction to start in September or October. This will add a 1.5 mile section along Allegheny Avenue and Delaware Avenue which should be completed by late summer 2013.

The Delaware Avenue extension from Lewis Street to Orthodox Street, a City Streets Department project, should be in construction in early 2013 and will include a piece of trail. We also expect that the K&T section (Carver Street to Unruh Street) to start construction in early 2013. 2013 should also bring the construction of the Baxter trail section (Pennypack Creek to Linden Avenue). It will be a busy year along the river.

Contact The Delaware River City Corporation at or call 215-519-8100

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Volunteers Needed

The Tacony Civic Association is always looking for volunteers to
help with our park cleanups, Winterfest, summer concerts, and
other community events. Won’t you please consider helping your
neighborhood? It will look impressive on your resume! Email us
at for more info.