News and Announcements

Certified Life Guards Needed for Sacks Playground Pool (4th and Federal)

  • Lifeguards must be at least 16 years of age
  • Red Cross Certified (you are able to get enrolled in a certification class through Parks and Recreation)
  • Must pass Physical, Drug Screening, and background checks
  • Work 35 Hours a week, including some weekends
  • pay: $12.33 per hour
  • https://beta.phila.gov/services/working-jobs/become-a-lifeguard/ in depth job description and contact information.

Interested? Please contact Pool Director Jennifer Cox at (215) 685-1592

SEPTA Bus Service and Shopping Destination Survey

As part of ongoing efforts to improve bus service, SEPTA is seeking a better understanding of how employees and shoppers use SEPTA bus routes at major shopping destinations in the southeastern part of the city, near Columbus Boulevard and Snyder Avenue. These locations include Pier 70, Whitman Plaza, and Columbus Commons. If you are regular rider on any of the routes that go these destinations (Routes 7, 25, 29, 47, 57, 64, 79, and G), SEPTA is interested in hearing from you. Please fill out this short survey and help SEPTA make improvements to these routes.

Take the Survey

You can enter to win a monthly TransPass in a drawing contest when you complete this survey. The grand prize is a monthly TransPass. 10 runners up will win a SEPTA t-shirt. You can only win if you complete the survey. Winners will be chosen at random once the survey period is completed.

Philadelphia’s Circular Free Program

Are you tired of having take-out menus and ad circulars jammed into your door frame or mailbox?  If so, print out the Circular Free property registration form, fill it out, and mail or fax it to the contact listed on the form.  You will receive a sticker to place on your front door in the mail.  If businesses continue to flyer your property after your sticker is posted, they will be issued a citation from the Department of Licenses & Inspections.

How to report a citation

Here’s what to do If you have a circular free sticker visible on your front door and continue to receive circulars or advertisements from businesses:

  • Scan or take a photo of flyer and email it to the L&I Circular Free Coordinator at OperationsVending@phila.gov.
  • Or call 215-686-2414 to provide the details
  • or you can mail or fax the flyer to: The Department of Licenses & Inspections, Circular Free Property Coordinator, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 1180

Be sure to include the address where the flyer was received and the date and time that it was delivered.

Meredith School Seeking Front Desk Volunteer

William Meredith School, at 725 S. 5th St., is seeking a front desk volunteer for the office during school hours. Responsibilities include greeting visitors/students entering the building, assisting with directing traffic in our main lobby, assisting visitors/volunteers/students with signing in/out, delivering the mail and handling special projects. Contact loverton@philasd.org for details.

Share what you want in your schools

On November 16, the School Reform Commission (SRC) voted to dissolve itself.  In January, Mayor Kenney will appoint an Educational Nominating Panel to identify candidates for the new Board of Education.  As the Nominating Panel reviews potential Board members, the Mayor wants to hear from citizens about what we consider to be our top priorities for school improvement.  Share your ideas by taking this survey.

Property Taxes: Abatements and Exceptions

Property tax bills were mailed last week by the Office of Property Assessment.  This is a good time to confirm if you quality for any tax breaks. There are two ways your tax bill might be cut, abatements and exemptions:

To learn about other exemptions and abatements, visit www.phila.gov/OPA.