Congressmen Attempt To Save Refinery Jobs

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  • The Inquirer reports that Congressmen Pat Meehan (R, 7th District) and Bob Brady (D, 1st District) are aggravated at Sunoco and ConocoPhillips for being too cautious with their efforts to fins a buyer for the Marcus Hook oil refineries. With an operation with a daily net-loss of $1 million, any deal would require some leeway.
  • City taxi drivers are livid, reports Philly Now. After waiting five years for a lapse in VeriFone Transportation Systems’ (VTS) contract for a monopoly over the various cab companies’ use of credit card technology, the Parking Authority has renewed it, despite widespread concern that the VTS system is inaccurate and too costly from the drivers’ perspective.
  • Kenny Gamble’s Universal Companies has not been selected by the Department of Education to create a “Promise Neighborhood”—an Obama administration initiative to “provide cradle-to-college” services in challenged neighborhoods—in South Philadelphia, reports The Notebook.
  • South Philadelphia’s stadium complex requires a somewhat different set of expectations for urban space and its realities, like the acres-upon-acres of parking lots needed to sustain itself. Grid looks at another: the Lot Squad LLC’s new effort to expand its recycling program during Eagles games.
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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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