- It looks as if Norris Square power players Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez and Norris Square Civic Association executive Patricia DeCarlo have come to terms on the plans for the redevelopment of the St. Boniface site. Sánchez had been vocal in her opposition to the NSCA supported plans for a 15-unit development, thinking it a misuse of grant moneys. Instead, eight units have been propsed for the lot, and Sánchez has promised to find another, more suitable location for such a project.
- The Oneida Nation of upstate New York has pledged $10 million towards the American Revolution Center. The Oneida, one of the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, pride themselves as being the first people to ally themselves with the patriot cause in that eight year war. The donation constitutes a quarter of the matching pledge of philanthropist Gerry Lenfest.
- Tinicum Township in Delaware County has failed to halt the expansion of Philadelphia International Airport, says the Inquirer. A federal appeals court has thrown out the township’s lawsuit, an effort to block the construction of a commuter terminal and runway, and the extension of two others.
- Curbed Philly shares a photo essay that explores the Wood Superior Warehouse, before and after it was engulfed in flames early yesterday morning.
- Flying Kite talks with recent Drexel grad Mike Arrison, a photographer whose work chronicling the rhythms and personalities of Lancaster Avenue is now on display at that weekly’s “On the Ground” headquarters at 4017 Lancaster Avenue.
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.