Lessons From Latrobe

  • Grid contextualizes the “Green City, Clean Water” (GCCW) program, the mammoth $2.4 billion, quarter-century undertaking that will revolutionize how a deindustrialized big American city deals with its sewage, while truly promoting that long sought “green country town.”
  • Mayor Nutter and Councilman Curtis Jones were on hand yesterday for the groundbreaking of the first of GCCW’s major initiatives, the three year, $46 million renovation of Manayunk’s Venice Island. The island (itself a legacy of the 19th century industrial city) is being touted as a convergence of civic vision, “combining green space and recreational space.”
  • Last year’s exhibition of artifacts uncovered from the River wards, a dig that preempted work on I-95, proved popular enough to warrant an expanded presentation this year on November 15, from 6:30PM to 9PM, at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Archeologists will discuss their findings, shedding some light on the lives of “pre-history Native Americans to colonists and others.”
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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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