- SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel III has promised Kensington residents that patrols will be stepped up at the notoriously unkempt and crime-ridden Somerset El station. “We want to attack the fear people have in going to the Somerset station,” Nestel said.
- The Daily Pennsylvanian tells of the success of Campus Apartments, whose $200 million of real estate (concentrated between 40th to 45th and Pine to Sansom) is seen by many as having been the game changer for a dilapidated Spruce Hill neighborhood.
- Flying Kite spotlights the acclaimed work of Mezalick Stained Glass in Frankford. Nidia and Michael Mizalick, whose studio adjoins their house on Griscolm Street, have been trusted with the restoration of some of the city and region’s more noted glasswork, including a Tiffany glass work at the First Presbterian Church at Germantown & Chelten Avenues.
- The Community Design Collaborative, along with the Philadelphia Water Department and the federal Environmental Protection Agency are seeking “innovative green stormwater infrastructure” ideas as part of their Infill Philadelphia: Soak It Up! Design Competition. Registration closes on Friday. For additional information, see the competition packet, HERE.
- According to the Business Journal, Tampa-based Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc. has bought the Vanguard data center in the Northeast’s Byberry Industrial Park for “$65 million, or an eye-popping $540 a square foot.”
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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