“Color, To Beautify The Neighborhood”

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  • Last summer, the Mural Arts Program transformed the 3800 block of Mantua’s Melon Street into an “explosion of vibrancy,” with the painting of house facades and the use of a drug den as an art exhibit. Now, the Inquirer looks at how the blight-fighting campaign has proved to be, concluding that it has “ebbed and flowed.” Talking to neighbors, one quickly gets a sense of persistence and potential.
  • Metro Philly previews SEPTA’s 2012-2013 capital budget to be released later this month, weighing opinions of the transit authority’s claim that Harrisburg has forgotten their needs, including dollars for the repairs of decaying bridges.
  • Eyes on the Street wants your opinion of the floral art piece on the platform in the Broad Street Line’s Spring Garden station, which was unveiled in September. Is Margery Amdur’s Six Places in Motion “underwhelming” and “garish,” or simply “intimate?”
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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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