- Plan Philly shares some of the communal brainstorming of the initial input meeting for the Central District (Center City extended to Spring Garden and Washington) plan of the comprehensive Philadelphia2035 Plan.
- Diana Lind of Next American City discusses Philadelphia’s relationship with Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, as the two cities’ Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability highlights the global respect that Philly is getting for its sustainability projects, namely the Green City, Clean Waters program.
- Although the Horatio Alger “rags-to-riches” narrative has firmly wedged itself within the American mythos, Steven Ujifusa shows that in Parkside, it could literally be true, as the Northern Liberties’ Eastern European Jewish clothiers of Marshall Street found their way to Victorian homes west of the Schuylkill.
- It looks like the St. Blaise Catholic Regional grade school is a non-starter. The planned school, which would have combined Manayunk’s Holy Child and East Falls’ St. Bridget, was 100 students short of the minimum enrollment needed by Friday.
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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