The neighborhood cleaning program will be expanding this summer. The Tacony CDC partners with Ready, Willing, and Able, an organization that helps Philadelphians who have previously battled addiction
and homelessness. Program participants keep Torresdale Avenue clean by picking up trash along the corridor twice a week. The cleanup crew will expand their efforts to Longshore Avenue (from Tulip Street to Marsden Street) and Princeton Avenue (Marsden Street to Edmund Street) once a week. This cleanup program exists to give particular attention to maintenance standards along the commercial corridor, in addition to, but not as a substitute for maintenance by property owners per Philadelphia city code.