Posts Tagged ‘Northwest Philadelphia’

Endangered: Manayunk's Historic Shawmont Station

Endangered: Manayunk’s Historic Shawmont Station

December 11, 2013  |  Vantage

Historic? Yes, this one is. SEPTA's Shawmont Station, closed since 1996, is the oldest railway station in the U.S. It marked the birth of the single industry that would transform the city. Mike Szilagyi reports on its significance and ongoing attempts to save it > more

Timeline, Scope Of Walnut Lane Bridge Renovations Expanded

Timeline, Scope Of Walnut Lane Bridge Renovations Expanded

October 17, 2013  |  Morning Blend

Work on bridge not to begin until 2015, the historic Strawberry Mansion to reopen to the public after renovations, city universities say the contribute to the local economy enough already, and a hip church for North Central > more

The Hope & Challenges Of Mount Moriah Cemetery

The Hope & Challenges Of Mount Moriah Cemetery

August 2, 2013  |  Morning Blend

The rediscovery and reuse of a Southwest Philly “natural sanctuary,” City Hall looks to Harrisburg for $50 million for school budget, work on Ivy Ridge Trail to begin next year, and SEPTA to work on trolley tunnel > more

Soko Lofts Coming To South Kensington

Soko Lofts Coming To South Kensington

March 25, 2013  |  Morning Blend

A former scrapyard set for mixed-use development, the Northwest’s “Little Cresson Street” is a crumbling hot potato, the state of Philly in 2013, and the School District to organize sale teams for all 23 of its closing school buildings > more

Squilla-Bill Calls For Phasing In Of AVI Tax Rates Over Four Years

Squilla-Bill Calls For Phasing In Of AVI Tax Rates Over Four Years

February 28, 2013  |  Morning Blend

Legislation to be introduced that would ease the burden of AVI’s dramatic changes, West Fairmount Avenue likely to get bike lanes this year, a new book explores the history of the unique architecture of Northwest Philly, and the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center’s Members’ Show set to open this Sunday > more