- NewsWorks looks at the ongoing refurbishment of the 1919 Kendrick Mill in Germantown. Developer Ken Weinstein’s “Lofts @ Kendrick Mill” will also offer space for small retail, local startups, and artist studios. “This really needed to be saved and improved,” says Weinstein, “and it seemed like a project in line with our goals.”
- Applicants for the city’s second casino license have until Thursday to send in their community impact studies to City Hall, reports the Inquirer. This includes such concerns as “transportation; transit access; housing; water and sewer systems; local police and emergency services; tourism; and historic and cultural resources.”
- Ray Gant, 56, of Frankford, is cleaning up Philadelphia. Profiled in the new book Everyday Heroes: 50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time, his Ray of Hope Project has forged lasting ties with local civics and universities and been commissioned by the Streets Department to beautify countless blocks of Philadelphia’s blighted cityscape.“I come out and offer beautification in the hope that people in the community will come out and engage with the process themselves,” he reflects.
- The first of three public programs focused on the recent excavations on the Delaware Waterfront will be held at the Independence Seaport Museum on November 15, from 6PM-8PM. Participants will get a chance to speak directly with the archaeologists about their finds, with this meeting dealing with the pre-Penn Native Americans’ settlements.
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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