- The Inquirer previews the Barnes Foundation, highlighting Henri Matisse’s “The Dance” triptych, painted especially for the Merion museum back in the early 1930s.
- NewsWorks discusses plans for the city and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to collaborate in South Philadelphia, constructing a single building (on city land) in which to keep CHOP’s much needed replacement for its current pediatric care center in the area and the city’s Health Center 2. The project is expected to take three years for completion.
- Philadelphia University students have proposed “vision plans” for a 21st century Gorgas Park, reports Roxborough-Manayunk Patch. The university will provide the Friends of Gorgas Park with all the related material, in hopes of influencing any future redesigns.
- Plan Philly looks at the Pennsylvania Historical Commission’s Friday session, which saw the body rejecting the historic designation application of Logan Square’s Daniel Michaux Coxe Park, built in the 1970s. The designation was hoped to stem changes to the public space.
- CBS Philly reports that state legislators may pull the plug on the city’s red light camera program, citing inefficiencies, like residents “getting tickets from Philadelphia when they’ve never gone to Philadelphia.”
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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