Day of Contradictions on the Delaware

  • Is the long wait for transformative development along the Delaware waterfront nearly over?  The Inquirer’s Jennifer Lin asks the key questions.  “There’s a horizon, not an endless uncertain future.”
  • The mayor will help announce the groundbreaking of more office space at the Navy Yard this afternoon. The young and ambitious pharmaceutical company Iroko will join GlaxoSmithKline at the transitioning economic sector by next winter. The ceremony starts at 2PM.
  • What’s most surprising about John Attanasio’s winning design in The Daily News and WHYY’s redistricting contest is the lack of surprise. Far from the current arrangement of arbitrary gerrymandering, Attanasio’s version achieves something as outlandish as representing the city’s neighborhoods as we actually perceive them. Newsworks relates the public’s concerns during last night’s council meeting held at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
  • The Temple News takes a look at the university’s decrepit relic—Alfred Burk’s 1909 mansion, considered “the last great mansion to be built on North Broad.” While the leather tycoon’s residence has been left to decay since the mid-nineties, Temple has taken a middle course, opting to maintain the site long enough to begin preservation efforts in a better economic climate.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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