- NewsWorks takes a look at the Independence Seaport’s latest exhibit, “Disasters on the Delaware: Rescues on the River,” which seeks to explain how two centuries (from 1774-1975) of calamities have shaped how the city navigates and manages it’s waterways.
- Applied Ecological Services, Inc. has been awarded a $1.5 million dollar contract by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation for the design and building of a new park at Washington Avenue Green, which would extend onto Pennsport’s Pier 53 and include a riparian trail. One of the first significant portions of the Central Delaware Master Plan to be realized, the park will supposedly be finished by late 2013, early 2014.
- Roxborough’s William Levering School, which was shuttered by the School District after some 250 years of continuous operation, has been decommissioned as the space for AMY Northwest, a magnate school that has hitherto wandered throughout the city in search for a permanent home. “Hopefully, we will be a jewel in the crown of Roxborough,” says principal Marco Zanoni. “We want to give respect to the community since we’re entrusted with the Levering School building.”
- A Center City District report released yesterday relates that the city’s high business taxes are costing Philadelphia jobs, perhaps 75,000 by 2021. “If you tax something that can move, it probably will,” said CCD CEO Paul Levy. “We need to move to a greater dependency on the real-estate tax.”
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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