- Despite some backlash, City Council’s Rules Committee has “moved forward” on plans for the Redevelopment Authority to assume control—via eminent domain—of 28 properties in Point Breeze in order to ensure that some affordable housing options are retained in the ascending neighborhood. Final approval may only be two weeks away.
- According to CBS Philly, some $120,000 worth of work is being put into 2nd & Washington’s Mummers Museum in the hope that modest renovations would help ensure its continued financial viability.
- In Technically Philly’s ongoing Innovations in Police IT series, Juliana Reyes explains why Philly cops still use typewriters to file search warrants and property receipts.
- The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that the vacant 40th Street Methodist-Episcopal Church will be demolished, as the Hidden City Daily reported a year ago, to be “replaced with a contemporary glass-front retail space that will house four new dining and shopping options, including Dunkin’ Donuts, Whirled Peace Frozen Yogurt and Philadelphia Chutney Company.”
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.