Parkwood resident Marge Philippi collects bandit signs from poles. Since 2006, she said at last night's civic association meeting, she's collected 8,000 of the illegal signs that say things like, we buy houses.
Fox Chase Town Watch does the same
But do the two neighborhoods -- a world away and a Boulevard apart -- know about each others' efforts? Could they work together.
The city hopes its new social network, Change By Us
, can help bring residents from all over Philadelphia together by uniting them through similar issues and common causes.
Philadelphia is the second city in the country (New York was the first) to get its own social network through Code for America
The site isn't meant to replace Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, says Jeff Friedman, who, through his technology and innovation role with the city, explained Change By Us to Parkwood Civic Association members last night.