Cleaning & Maintenance

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April 1, 2016
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Volunteer in Germantown at the Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 9

The Philly Spring Cleanup is Saturday, 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. citywide (rescheduled from April 9)! In Germantown there will be a huge presence felt all over the neighborhood with over a dozen official projects registered! Join Germantown United CDC and Penn Knox Neighborhood Association’s cleanup of the lower Germantown business district. Volunteers will clean the grounds of the historic Trinity Lutheran Church at 5300 Germantown Avenue and the stretch of Germantown Avenue between Penn Street and Seymour Street. Learn more about our project and many others in Germantown!

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August 24, 2015
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GUCDC highlighted in Philly.com’s The Next Mayor Project

Germantown United CDC is participating in Philly.com’s Street Level series, part of The Next Mayor project. Watch our video and check out GU’s profile on Philly.com after the jump. In a few weeks, candidates Jim Kenney and Melissa Murray Bailey will tell us what they would do about it, as our next mayor.

May 27, 2014
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Stone Soup

STONE SOUP; a cross cultural folk tale about collaboration In the story, villagers learn that when everyone contributes just a little of what they have, …

November 9, 2013
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PATHMARK Update

Dear Germantown residents This is a follow up to the community meeting with Pathmark Managers, Jeff Kelly and Rashad Waleed, on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. …

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September 18, 2013
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PARKing Day 2013

Germantown Park(ing) Day to bring the arts and forward-thinking students to Chelten Ave. on Friday September 18, 2013 By Alaina Mabaso for NewsWorks, @AlainaMabaso As SEPTA …

June 27, 2013
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The revamped Germantown Special Services District has been called to order

The revamped Germantown Special Services District has been called to order (via NewsWorks) June 26, 2013 By Amy Z. Quinn for NewsWorks, @AZQuinn Germantown Special Services …

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April 12, 2013
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Germantown’s Flying Horse Center showcases street art

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013   The Flying Horse Center in Germantown is best known for its industrial reuse story. In 2010, the Community Design Collaborative chose the 85-year-old …

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Article on Zach Bird- One of the Panelists at GU’s Sustainability Forum

Check out Inquirer Article on one of the panelists for GUCDC’s Sustainability Forum Germantown resident turns cleanup artist By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist POSTED: April …

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April 8, 2013
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A new push to clean up Germantown and Chelten Ave. business district

by Erin Purcell and Max Pulcini, Mar. 27, 2013