- Eyes on the Street looks at the Reading Terminal Market’s (120 years old yesterday) recent revitalization of its eastern side, including a straighter alignment and more stalls.
- Head of SEPTA Joseph Casey is blasting the new Congressional budget plan, which cuts much needed federal funding (from the gas tax) to mass transit and shifting it to highways.
- The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has revealed the motley set of winners of the 2012 Preservation Achievement Awards. The 17 revitalization and restoration projects will be properly honored at a luncheon on May 8. For the full list and further information, click HERE.
- The City Paper discusses the “last-ditch” pleas of two Pennsport Catholic schools that did not win their appeal to avoid closure. Our Lady of Carmel and Sacred Heart of Jesus staff and parents claim that the Blue Ribbon Commission didn’t even visit their schools before making the decision.
- University City Review reports on last week’s (and final) community meeting concerning Iron Stone Management’s proposal to convert 52nd Street’s Apple Storage tower into 112 residential units. The most important voice now is Councilwoman Blackwell, who remains on the fence on the issue.
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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