- The Daily Pennsylvanian is excited to announce the start of construction on Shoemaker Green, the site of the old Levy Tennis Pavilion, facing the Palestra. The new courts at Penn Park made them obsolete. The new university park has also been selected for the Sustainable Sites Initiative pilot program, aiming at crafting a land development version of the LEED certification.
- Chestnut Hill residents miss the Germantown Avenue Borders that closed last January. Chestnut Hill Local looks at current efforts to bring another bookstore–or another type of business that also serves as community hub–back to the neighborhood.
- Naked Philly peeks at construction crews digging the foundation of the new Convention Center parking garage at 13th & Arch. It also reviews the plans, which it considers outdated.
- Newsworks reports that the homeless have more than a voice and tent with Occupy Philly at City Hall’s Dilworth Plaza. The Friend’s Center at 15th & Cherry, as it has done in previous protest movements, provides sanctuary and an oven.
- President Obama’s local reelection efforts began last night with the opening party of the regional campaign office at 15th & Chestnut;as Philly Weekly muses: fittingly near Dilworth Plaza.
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.
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