Rigging The Future

  • The City Paper turns the flashlight on the Wister Townhouse Apartments, a section 8 housing project, whose management has been known to ignore the maintenance complaints of its residents, while disrespecting their privacy. Issues of political donations, the efficacy of Housing and Urban Development, and governmental responsibility are all in play.
  • In a telling effort to curb rowdiness within his district, Councilman Darrell Clark has proposed a bill that would ban all new student housing around Temple’s campus, between North 19th & 9th streets and Lehigh & Girard. Developer Peter Crawford would prefer to combat the “growing pains” of the area with a little more finesse.
  • Councilmen Frank DiCicco and Jim Kenney’s redistricting plan has been approved by the City Council. This version defeated the proposals made by a leadership committee meant to reduce gerrymandering. DiCicco’s issue with the rival plan was, well, gerrymandering.
  • PlanPhilly reports that in conjunction with the revitalization of Dilworth Plaza, elevators will be installed at SEPTA’s 15th Street Market-Frankford line station.



About the author

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.

Send a message!

Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
La Salle University Tears Down Historic Victorian Home

La Salle University Tears Down Historic Victorian Home

July 19, 2017  |  News

Another historic home is demolished by La Salle University for campus expansion > more

Shaping Up And Shipping Out At Philadelphia's First Navy Yard

Shaping Up And Shipping Out At Philadelphia’s First Navy Yard

July 18, 2017  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K sets sail for South Philly where shipbuilding and national defense once defined the Delaware River waterfront > more

Demolition Of Two Neighborhood Sanctuaries Begins

Demolition Of Two Neighborhood Sanctuaries Begins

July 14, 2017  |  News

Two historic churches meet the wrecking ball this week. Michael Bixler reports > more

Marked Potential: Film Exchange Building

Marked Potential: Film Exchange Building

July 12, 2017  |  Marked Potential

Shila Griffith is back with the latest and last edition of her column, Market Potential. In this final piece, Griffith reinvents a vacant, Mid-century Modern landmark near Chinatown as a cooperative cooking space for culinary entrepreneurs > more

Old Mansion Hangs Tough On Chestnut Street

Old Mansion Hangs Tough On Chestnut Street

July 10, 2017  |  The Shadow Knows

Rittenhouse Square is full of sturdy, old mansions, but you would be hard-pressed to find one as resilient as this. The Shadow has the lowdown on this tenacious Queen Ann Revival home at 22nd and Chestnut Streets > more

Summer Break

Summer Break

June 30, 2017  |  News

The Hidden City Daily team is taking a short summer vacation. We'll be back on Monday, July 10th. Have a great Independence Day! > more