- The University City District’s composting facility at 43rd & Market, The Dirt Factory, has opened, reports Metro. In order for the city to realize its goal of lessening the landfill-bound wash by 70% by 2015, such steps are necessary in changing the culture says , the city’s director of sustainability Katherine Gajewski. “Having sites like the Dirt Factory where Philadelphians can go up and see composting in action and play a role … is critical.”
- The Business Journal reports that the Department of Transportation will grant $12.8 towards the preservation of SEPTA’s historically designated Wayne Junction.
- In an effort to better utilize the Centennial Park district, revitalize the Parkside neighborhood, and support the Mayor’s commitment to making Philly the greenest city in America, Fairmount Park’s Concourse Lake has undergone a four-year, $540,000 refurbishment. UC Review looks at the ribbon cutting ceremony of June 9.
- The Inquirer advertizes the three independent film festivals that have “converged on Philadelphia this week:” the Philadelphia International Film Festival & Market, the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, and the Urban Suburban Film Festival.
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.