- With the announcement that the city will retain it’s second casino license, NewsWorks reports that for many, the anxiety as to in which neighborhood it might find its home has begun. Matt Ruben, president of the Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association stressed “Northern Liberties needs a second casino like a hole in the head. I don’t think it’s fair or proper for any part of the city to ever be considered something like a casino district. I think that could have negative effects far greater than the sum of its parts.”
- Plan Philly reports that the Historical Commission has given conceptual approval to the Toll Brothers’ New Market project in Society Hill and final approval for the planned annex of Rodeph Sholom synagogue on Broad Street. The extension … will house offices, an early learning center, additional worship spaces, and a new entrance.”
- Naked Philly takes us back to the Sixth Street Union cemetery at 6th & Federal Streets, which housed the remains of Philadelphians from 1841 to 1970. Abandoned by its proprietors and besieged by development, the remains were exhumed and reburied in Frazer, PA.
- Curbed Philly shares a photo essay of interior and exterior shots of the Rodin Museum on the Parkway, once again open after four years of renovations.
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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