- Ellen Schwartz and Jeremy Siegel were on hand for the ribbon cutting for The Philadelphia School’s Early Childhood Education Center that bares their names, thanks to the $1 million donation they made to their sons’ alma mater. “We wanted to give to an educational institution for whom a gift like this would have tremendous impact, said Siegel.
- After Point Breeze developer Ori Feibush made national headlines for being told to return a trash-strewn lot at South 20th & Annin Streets back to its previous state, it looks as if the city is ready to cut a deal: assume liability and you can lease the lot until a sale can be completed.
- Philly Weekly talks to the two men behind the SKA coffee shop at 2416 Kensington Avenue—a place of respite from the desperation of that drug-ridden corridor. Manager Jimmy Gee views his work in “the belly of the beast” as a mission to connect, and perhaps, rehabilitate.
- Plan Philly’s Christine Fisher reviews many of the notable transit-oriented construction projects currently underway across the city, including the bus loop at 33rd & Dauphin Streets, the El’s 15th Street Station, paving in Society Hill, and others.
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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