- St. Christopher’s Hospital at North Front Street and East Erie Avenue will undergo a $110 million expansion reports, the Inquirer, adding a 135,000 square-foot critical care tower by 2015. “Dollar for dollar,” said hospital chief executive Carolyn Jackson, this is the most important investment that’s been made in Philadelphia health care in the last five to ten years.”
- NewsWorks says that the focus of the Manayunk Special Services District will shift away from marketing and towards maintenance and trash removal, as well as potentially expanding it’s reach beyond simply Main Street, but also to Cresson and other side streets
- Naked Philly reports that a new brewery will set up shop at North 5th Street & Cecil B. Moore Avenue in Kensington. Tim Patton, who bought the 14,000 square foot former brewery for $395,000 in February, says that his St. Benjamin Brewing Company will start producing barrels by the thousand by the end of the year.
- Flying Kite analyses the mixed results of a report on the accessibility of the city’s jobs by public transport.While outperforming the national average with some 75% of jobs close to SEPTA, the city is said to have developed poor land use problems.
- Metro Philly checks up on the damage done by last Monday’s water main rupture at the intersection of 21st & Bainbridge in Graduate Hospital. Largely at the mercy of the city for any reimbursement, residents are looking at a months-long ordeal.
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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