Catholic Schools Arguing To Remain Open

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  • Newsworks visits Fishtown’s St. Laurentius Catholic School as they prepare to fight the Blue Ribbon Commission recommendation to shut the school during its appeals process. While there’s still plenty of emotion at play here, the article touches on such schools’ need to form a factually based argument for the maintaining operations. For St. Laurentius, whose enrollment has barely dipped and remains the last Catholic grade school in all of Fishtown, the facts should be on its side.
  • Microsoft has patented a GPS-based application that would allow users to select their walking routes—as Google Directions already does—yet would innovate in allowing for the option of avoiding “unsafe areas.” Using Brewerytown’s Girard Avenue as an example, Next American City argues “steering pedestrians away from neglected areas only prolongs their “ghetto” status.”
  • The Planning Commission is to revamp its understanding of signage codes before August. Currently, as Plan Philly reports, there is actually no one definition of what a “projecting sign” entails. The process is to be streamlined by recommending a more specific, and reliable classification system.
  • Naked Philly reports that West Philadelphia’s Mariposa Food Co-Op will finally move to its large location in mid-February, at which point it will extend its business beyond its membership for the first time.
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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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