Reversing The Deadly Numbers Of Strawberry Mansion

Philadelphia Neighborhoods

  • Philadelphia Neighborhoods talks with Marla Davis Bellamy, the executive director of Philadelphia Ceasefire, a Strawberry Mansion based organization dedicated to fostering interpersonal relationships in gun and drug ridden neighborhoods. Priding itself on its evidence-based approach, Bellamy relates that they “know that the 22nd Police District has the highest number of homicides and shootings in the city so that’s why we’re here. The data brought us here.”
  • Submissions for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia’s Preservation Achievements Award are due tomorrow, says NEast Philly. “The awards recognize projects in the built environment that preserve, reuse or document historic features, or use new construction that’s sensitive toward the building’s history.”
  • University City Review analyzes the reasons for Lancaster Avenue’s continued “renaissance,” boiling it down to the vitality of Drexel, low storefront rates, and the benefits of art installations such as the “LOOK!” project.
  • Naked Philly shares that the “redundant” Staples at 10th & Market will close February 4, with a Marshall’s taking its place. While conceding that Marshall’s is a versatile company, the post, looking back to the block’s history, finds the current building lacking.
  • Eyes on the Street is pondering the possibility of private advertisement invaded public space, such as City Hall itself.
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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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