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CCRA This Week: July 8, 2021
News And Updates
Rules of the Road, Explained
Not sure what exactly is meant by “discretionary policing” and “pretextual car stops?" Unsure whether red-light cameras are preferable to police enforcement of minor traffic violations?

You’re not alone. Let CCRA Committee Chair Bill West lead you down the road to enlightenment via his uber-informative blog here.

Photo credit: Ben Zuckerman / CCRA Photographer

U. S. House Votes to Remove Statue of Taney St. Namesake
The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to remove a bust of Roger Taney from the U.S. Capitol. This is the same Roger Taney who authored the Dred Scott decision and for whom Taney St. is named. The argument for having Taney St. renamed was summed up in an Inquirer Op-Ed that is available here.
Rittenhouse Hardware is Your Go-To Happy Place
It’s late Sunday afternoon, you’ve been working on that house project all weekend long and now you realize you’re flat out of ten-penny nails. Who ya gonna call? Where ya gonna go?
Inconvenient, impersonal, confusing big-box store? NOOO. CCRA Merchant Partner Rittenhouse Hardware has your back. Truly local at 20th & Pine, they have been saving the bacon of the DIY crowd for over 15 years. They truly get it: they carry everything, are way knowledgeable and happy to help. And….. CCRA members get a 5% discount on all in-store purchases. (CCRA Membership card must be presented.)
Check them out in person or on the interweb at Rittenhouse Hardware
Clean, Safe, and Green
Help Keep Our Sidewalks Beautiful: Please Donate
Center City is one of the cleanest neighborhoods in the City, and it’s no accident, nor is it free. CCRA has a contract with the Center City District to clean local sidewalks after weekly trash collection. This effort is not covered by your membership, which is where you come in. You are encouraged to donate your fair share to CCRA’s Clean, Safe & Green program, and you can do so here.
Community Info and Events
Schuylkill River Trail Reopens at Chestnut St.
Walkers, runners, bikers rejoice: The Chestnut St section of the Schuylkill River Trail has reopened as of July 1. Closed since mid-February for retaining wall repairs, the Trail is now fully open end-to-end. 
Time to (Re)visit the Parkway
As the city returns back to life, take a stroll down the Ben Franklin Parkway this summer and have some fun.
Be Social at Summer Social
Center City Sips may have been COVID-canceled for this year, but thirst not: there’s another promotion looking to bring folks out midweek. Called "Summer Social," it’s a Wednesday event where dozens of bars and restaurants feature food and drink specials from 4pm to 6pm. Offerings include $4 beer and $5 cocktails.
Info on Philly's Plastic Bag Ban
The plastic bag ban prohibits retail establishments from providing single-use plastic and paper bags that do not meet certain requirements. The ban began on July 1. However, the city will begin enforcing the ban in 2022.
CCRA Merchant Partner "Deals and Discounts" Program

Please support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a deal or discount to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.

The Bake Shop on 20th, 269 S. 20th St. (215-644-9714)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215-546-7889)
Veda Modern Indian Bistro, 1920 Chestnut St, (267-519-2001)
Alimentari Restaurant at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, 2nd Floor 
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their virtual concerts.
Blue Sole Shoes, 1805 Chestnut St, (215-496-9244)
Branzino Italian BYOB, 261 S. 17th St (215-790-0103)
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St. (215-665-9220)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Good Karma Cafe, 331 S. 22nd St, (215-546-1479)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Liberty Pet Vets, 265 S. 20th St (888-458-8587
Mlkmn, - Use code CCRAMlkmn to receive free membership
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
Photo Lounge, 130 S.17th St. (267-322-6651)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Seafood Unlimited, 270 S. 20th St (215-732-3663)
1900 Market St, Fl 8
Philadelphia, PA 19103