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Zoning Meeting Tuesday, March 9

Important zoning meeting Tuesday night!
Bella Vista Town Watch will hear a request from 736 S. 8th St. (Vesuvio Restaurant and Bar) for: “Application for an extension of live entertainment to include live music, d.j. music and self contained [sic.] music for dancing by patrons 1st and 2nd floors, no signs in this application, in the same building as a single family dwelling 3rd floor.”

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Palumbo Recreation Center (10th and Fitzwater Streets).


Upcoming Activities

Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Monday, December 14th at 6 p.m.
FEATURING SANTA CLAUS (bearing gifts!)
Warm refreshments and holiday songs!

This event is cosponsored with the Bella Vista United Civic Association.

Park Clean Up

Saturday, December 5
Come help clean up the park in preparation for the lighting and setting up the pyramid of light structure. This coincides with the Bella Vista Town Watch monthly clean up.

Cianfrani Park Meeting

The next Cianfrani Park Meeting is January 4, 2010. This will be followed by monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 PM. They will be held at Palumbo until the weather gets nicer in the spring.

Crime Alert

I don’t want this to become a ongoing lament of neighborhood crime — it’s a site for news about the park — but there’s been too much happening in recent weeks, and frankly too little action by police, to not post something.

Here’s the Bella Vista Town Watch crime alert released in the wake of a series of muggings on Saturday night.

On the plus side, Captain Joseph T. McDowell, Commanding Officer of the 3rd Police District, is inviting 3rd District residents and business owners to use his e-mail address, Police.CO_03@phila.gov, to send him crime tips directly and anonymously.

Graffiti! Graffiti! Graffiti!

It’s everywhere.  The latest victim is the fresh stucco on the west wall of the building at 8th and Fitzwater. Stand at the 8th Street entrance to the park and you can see graffiti on walls in three different directions. How can we stop this?  Do we need a special meeting of Bella Vista Town Watch?
It’s becoming a real problem, and we need to be aggressive to stop it.