- The Inquirer checks up on the ongoing $43 million reconstruction work on South Philadelphia’s George C. Platt Memorial Bridge. With an expected June 2014 completion date, the 61-year old bridge is undergoing “extensive steel repair” and painting that is creating traffic jams on most days. “There are certainly different ways that people drive visitors to and from the airport that better show off the city,” said Danielle Cohn of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
- Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.’s opening of his newest office at Hermit Street & Ridge Avenue has NewsWorks reviewing the nature of other City Council district offices throughout the city. While most meet some difficulty in procuring the funds for these nodes of constituent service, Jones was able to pay for the $600 monthly rent with excess campaign funds
- Naked Philly says that the vacant Annunciation B.V.M. at 1105 Wharton Street, shuttered by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia this year, has been listed for $3.1 million.
- The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is organizing monthly five-mile “Fun Rides,” in the hope of drawing attention to the burgeoning trail network in and around the city. After the first ride on Wednesday, August 15, each month will follow a different route.
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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