- With the national daycare center chain Children of America set to open in the old Borders store at 8701 Germantown Ave early next year, Chestnut Hill Local wonders if such is making the best use of the space, in a neighborhood that prefers using nannies.
- The Fallser updates East Falls residents on some recent and current small-scale projects, including the “Welcome to East Falls” streetscape transformation at Ridge, Midvale, & Kelly Drive.
- The Temple News reports that the John Wanamaker Middle School at 12th & Cecil B. Moore has been demolished to make way for “an 800-bed dormitory facility with retail shops, a tower for a charter school and another tower for additional housing units.”
- PlanPhilly reviews yesterday’s Art Commission meeting, which tackled the issues of: SEPTA’s plans for renovating its concourses as part of the larger Dilworth Plaza project; the reconstruction of the bus loop at 33rd & Dauphin streets; and a modern parking center for the Philadelphia Zoo.
- For undisclosed reasons, the Postal Service has decided not to close four Northwest Philadelphia offices originally slated for closure in July.
- South Philly Review visits South Philadelphia High, whose students have written, produced, and directed “We Write South Philly High,” a multimedia performance touching on the racially charged incident at the high school in 2009.
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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