- The Planning Commission approved yesterday the district plan for the Lower Northeast, says Plan Philly. It calls for the preservation and reuse of several of the district’s historical assets, the creation of a greenway along the Frankford Creek, and most importantly, increasing the commercial viability of three nodes of development. For our earlier reports on this plan, click HERE, HERE, and HERE.
- Some 5,500 recorded messages were heard and seen on the Parkway as part of the three-week long “Open Air” interactive light display that drew to a close this past Sunday evening.
- The PhillyHistory Blog looks back to 1878, when the two-year old South Street Bridge crumbled into the Schuylkill River.
- The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is organizing a free “discussion about Chinatown’s history and the legacies of its activism and redevelopment” on November 8. For additional information, click HERE.
- The Inquirer reports that Boeing Co. has introduced a surveillance system on the Delaware River in order to help protect the security and safety of area oil refineries.
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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