Unmarked Mother Bethel Cemetery Up For Historic Status


Terry Buckalew | photo: April Saul, for philly.com

Terry Buckalew | photo: April Saul, for philly.com

  • The Pennsylvania Convention Center is apparently attracting a terrible reputation in the national conventions business, says Axis Philly, as the facility will annually net less revenue for the city in the next three years than it did prior to its recent expansion. “The Philadelphia facility is considered too costly, presents too many hassles and cannot deliver services at a reliable and predictable cost.  Convention organizers tell tales of getting bills after the fact that far exceed their estimated costs — mostly due to unforeseen overtime costs”—that could potentially cripple an association’s operating budget.
  • NewsWorks launches its retrospective series of articles preparing for the last month of the nearly-century-old Germantown High School with an interview with comedy legend Bill Cosby, who failed out of the school in the 10th grade. While he looks back fondly, Cosby admits that he was quicker in accepting the seemingly inevitable decision to close the school than most, and cites a lack of palpable enthusiasm for education from the bottom up as the source of the so much of the District’s woes. “What’s it going to take to galvanize you to realize you have to do something for yourselves,” he wonders.
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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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