Updates to PhillyNeighborhoods.org

Posted by on November 14, 2003

[posted from PhillyNeighborhoods listserv]

As we head into the New Year and begin setting our next Neighborhood Agenda, I have updated the PhillyNeighborhoods.org home page. You can access it at http://phillyneighborhoods.org.

Major changes:

1. “Subscribe to Neighborhood Email Lists” is now the lead banner below the header. It accesses the forms to subscribe to these lists. You are already subscribed, of course, but if you know other people on your staff or in your neighborhood who should benefit from a list, please pass along this information.

2. “File City Complaints Online” is new–a box just under the banner. It links to the Complaint Forms on the Phila.Gov web site. You will be pleased to learn that we can now file L&I Complaints online. This is new and since the link is buried in the L&I web page, generally unknown. Now you not only know–you can start using it.

The links to reporting a Narcotics Problem, an Ongoing Public Nuisance, a Abandoned Car, and a Pothole are also here.

Below that box is a “Neighborhood Information” box which links to the new Community Services Locator developed by the Department of Human Services, the Neighborhood Information System at Penn, the Neighborhood Organizations database compiled by the Philadelphia Association of CDC’s, the “Search Property Tax Assessments” database at the Board of Revision of Taxes, the “Neighborhoods and the City Budget” page on our own web site, the “Volunteer” page of the Philadelphia Cares web site, United Way Services, and “Hallwatch.Org” for tracking City Hall.

On the right there’s sizeable list of links to various pages on the School District’s Web Site and related web sites–after-school programs, the Free Library, Philadelphia Reads, etc.

As you scroll down, there’s a page devoted to the City’s Neighborhood Agenda, with links to pages related to NTI, Safe Streets, Retail Development, and Youth Development.

The “Urban Voters Campaign” banner now links to a new “Urban Voters Campaign” web site focused on the 2004 Presidential elections. But you can get to the Philadephia site from there as well.

And then there are links to Census Data, Welfare-to-Work Programs, and other key programs for the City.

Again: The address is ttp://phillyneighborhoods.org

Beyond neighborhood training in this web site–which we will be offering soon–I will be posting emails like this periodically focusing on specific aspects of the web site that you may not know about.

We hope these additions and changes in the site prove useful to you.

Ed Schwartz, Institute for the Study of Civic Values, 1218 Chestnut St.,
Rm. 702, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 215-238-1434 [email protected]

ISCV web site: http://www.iscv.org
Also Check out “Neighborhoods Online” at http://www.neighborhoodsonline.net.
Or in Philadelphia: http://www.phillyneighborhoods.org

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