One Story Too Far For Family Court Building?

  • Plan Philly recaps last night’s single-issue Art Commission meeting concerning the height of the new Family Court building being constructed at 15th & Arch. With adjacent property owners angered at the Commission’s singular attempt to add 15 feet to the building’s eventual height, a “generous compromise” was agreed upon “to amend the approval to include a contingency based on the legality of the added height.”
  • NEast Philly looks at Upper Holmesburg’s Liddonfield public housing project, demolished a year ago. This week, while the upper Holmesburg Civic Association seeks input for the location’s future, the Northeast Philadelphia History Network wants a historical marker to designate the otherwise despised locale. For Jack McCarthy’s look back at Liddonfield, click HERE.
  • This year’s Martin Luther King service day (January 16) will once again be centered at Girard College, where King participated in the protest movement to desegregate the Fairmount private school. Alongside the focal effort of preparing a thousand meals for the needy, the event will feature a “Jobs and Opportunity Fair,” being as economic justice was but another passion for Dr. King.

 

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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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