Monday, May 6, 2013
Councilman Curtis Jones will host an AVI session for small business owners.
Councilman Curtis Jones will answer questions area small business owners might have about the city's Actual Value Initiative at a session on Thursday, May 9. The event will be held at the ABC 6 studios located at 4100 City Ave., Philadelphia. Jones will answer questions about how the new property tax assessments will affect local businesses, and also how to work through the appeal process. Reservations for the session are required, and business owners can RSVP by calling 215-3416 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Several state, city and federal officials were on-hand Thursday morning for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Shawmont Trail.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter was on-hand Thursday morning along with U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and City Councilman Curtis Jones for a ribbon cutting ceremony opening a new segment of the Shawmont Trail. The trail recently underwent a $1.4 million rennovation widening the trail and making it more accessible. "This project was funded with a TIGER grant from the federal government," Nutter said. "When people ask me about TIGER grants they may not know what they stand for, but I always tell them people walk on them, they drive on them and they put people back to work. TIGER stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, and they were grants given as part of the federal stimulus bill passed under the Obama administration…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Councilman Curtis Jones will be among those on-hand at the ceremony Thursday.
The City of Philadelphia will reopen the Shawmont Trail on Thursday for public use after $1.4 Million Shawmont Trail improvement project was completed this month. The official ceremony opening the trail will be held on Thursday, March 28 starting at 10:30 a.m. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is slated to attend as well as Congressman Chaka Fattah and Councilman Curtis Jones. Several local agencies worked on the project with the use of Federal funding including Philadelphia Parks & Recreation along with the Philadelphia Streets Department and Philadelphia Water Department, with funding from the federal government’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant, PennDOT, and the Federal Highways Administration. The …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
On the same day, you can sign up to get a free lithium battery smoke detector.
On March 22, Councilman Curtis Jones will partner with the Campaign for Working Families for FREE tax preparation for those who are income eligible ($51,000 and below income annually) in his Roxborough office from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. To sign up, please call the office at 215-685-2547. Pre-registration is required. Also on March 22 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Jones' office will have representatives from the Philadelphia Fire Department signing up individuals for a free 10-year lithium battery smoke detector. This will just be the sign up. The fire department will install the detectors at a later date. No pre-regisration is necessary.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Members of the Wissahickon Neighbors try to come to terms with the city's Actual Value Initiative.
A member Councilman Curtis Jones’ staff met with the Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association on Monday to answer questions about the city’s Actual Value Initiative. “It is not know yet exactly what the new tax rate will be,” said Jones spokesman Josh Cohen. “There’s a lot of speculation about what the tax rate will be, but city council has not voted yet.” Cohen encouraged all residents to educate themselves on the process and to make sure they have applied for the homestead exemption. “The homestead exemption takes $30,000 right off the assessed value of your home,” Cohen said. “The only thing you need to do to get the exemption is to apply for it on the city’s website and be the primary owner of your home.” Cohen added that the …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
City Councilman Curtis Jones wants to end conversations about closing or merging Philadelphia schools including Roxborough High School
Thursday, February 21
The following is a press release from Councilman Curtis Jones. I’d like to start out by saying that I never make a whole decision on half information. This past Monday, in recognition of the MLK Day of Service, I had the privilege of sharing the day with hundreds of children and families at Gompers Elementary and Beeber Middle School. The Day of service turned into a day of activism for the students, and it was inspiring to see our youth marching and shouting and chanting – just to be heard on an issue that affects them directly – their education. Over the past two weeks, I’ve attended community meetings in my District – one at Lamberton High School last week, and another at Overbrook High School this week – where hundreds came out to …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Neighborhood groups setting up meetings to address student residences.
Darlene Messina is taking stock of late-night reveling in Manayunk. From three separate morning walks following weekend parties, the Manayunk Neighborhood Council member described lots of collateral damage, including broken flowerpots, property damage, and countless wrappers and bottles strewn about. "What's going on at 2 a.m.? Where are the police?" Messina asked. Discussing the newly formed coalition of civic associations, Messina said Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. (D-4th) has agreed to committee meetings with neighborhood representatives from outside East Falls to the ShopRite on Ridge Avenue. "Moving forward, I really hope this coalition will have more traction than one group," Messina said. Five local civics decided to combine …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
He no longer lives in the district and says he will continue working for Jones, an article on Philly.com stated.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
'Daily News' speculates on contenders for City Council leadership position.
Though Curtis Jones, Jr. is entering only his second term in office, the Philadelphia Daily News reports he could be getting a status bump. Representing Roxborough and Manayunk in the Fourth District, Jones may soon be representing the Democratic caucus as majority whip. The Daily News reports that Jones has secured enough votes to nab the position when presumptive Council President Darrell Clarke takes over. Jones was reportedly promised a leadership role for his support of Clarke's council president candidacy, according to the story. Jones succeeded Michael Nutter in his current role and has pushed for parking and quality of life measures, including bike race containment and an overhaul of Kendrick Recreation Center. The Manayunk …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Jones is one of nine council members to support Councilman Clarke for president.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Curtis Jones and nine other councilmembers have pledged support to Councilman Darrell Clarke for president of City Council, a report on Philly.com stated. Other supports include Council members Jannie L. Blackwell, Bill Green, William K. Greenlee, and Wilson Goode. He also has the votes of four incoming freshmen Council members: Democrats Bobby Henon, Kenyatta Johnson, and Mark Squilla, and Republican Dennis O'Brien. Clarke's own vote would be the 10th, the article stated. "The 17 Council members won't take an official vote until after the Jan. 2 inauguration, but all of Clarke's supporters have signed a petition attesting to their intention to vote for him, according to multiple sources," Philly.com stated. "Clarke also has a one-vote …