- Artist Raphael Lozano-Hemmer, whose “Open Air” lights display will debut on the Parkway tonight, is in a bit of a tiff with some “dark sky” activists offended by the notion that his illuminating work would disrupt the clarity of the night sky. Lozano-Hemmer won’t make the same degree of concessions that here as he did for bird lovers a few weeks back. Yet on October 2, there will be something of an astronomy “party,” with the Franklin Institute’s astronomers on the controls.
- In the heart of East Falls’ commercial district, Delaware Valley High School sits vacant. NewsWorks reports that after the School District severed its ties to the school (its CEO was plagued with corruption accusations) last month, many in the neighborhood would like another school to reoccupy the building. Fourth District Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., feels however that retail would better serve the interests of the community at such a consequential node.
- This past Friday, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell was on hand at the ribbon cutting for the Enterprise Center’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises at 310 South 48th Street, a job-training center that would help fuel the city’s restaurant industry. “We need Entrepenships that support the economic ecosystem,” reflected Matt Erskine of the US Department of Commerce. “Projects like this will not only help people survive. It will help them thrive.”
- Next American City looks at the state of Philadelphia’s tax system in relation its neighboring counties. While the city’s rate remains low, the suburbs have become increasingly reliant on wage taxes.
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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