Fox Chase And Temple Health To Merge

Photo: EDA Contractors

  • The Inquirer reports on yesterday’s announcement that Fox Chase Cancer Center we be integrated into the Temple Health System. This “win, win, win” solution—as the Temple system’s president and CEO Larry Kaiser described for the deal for patients and both institutions—would shift Fox Chase’s debt to the North Philadelphia based system, which would in turn transform its cancer program from “nothing to world-class in 60 seconds.”
  • If Finnigan’s Wake, the Northern Liberties Irish pub row at 3rd & Spring Garden streets, wants to erase its side alley (North Bodine Street) from the grid in order to erect balconies on that side, it will have to deal with the next City Council, reports Plan Philly. Once again, questions have been raised concerning outgoing Councilman Frank DiCicco selective support for such private circumnavigation of municipal reality, with most agreeing “it at least had the appearance of a special favor.”
  • Philly LIVE! is no more, replaced by the Comcast branded XFINITY LIVE! entertainment and restaurant district. Expect much in the way of (Comcast owned) NBC sports coverage and cheesesteaks galore in the phased development project, supposedly ready as early as April of the coming year.
  • Update: The Callowhill Reading Viaduct Neighborhood Improvement District has indeed been created by the City Council, regardless of the reported 51.9% of property owners who voted no. A last legislative effort by the outgoing Council, the approval will rest on if there were any “irregularities” in the vote.
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.

Send a message!



Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
Historic Designation Committee To Consider West Philly District, Institute For Colored Youth, And Churches

Historic Designation Committee To Consider West Philly District, Institute For Colored Youth, And Churches

April 16, 2019  |  News

Starr Herr-Cardillo has the details on local register nominations up for consideration at the April meeting of the Philadelphia Historical Commission's Designation Committee > more

For Callowhill Neighborhood, Whose BIDing Will Be Done?

For Callowhill Neighborhood, Whose BIDing Will Be Done?

April 12, 2019  |  News

Longtime Callowhill residents and real estate developers clash over the creation of a Business Improvement District as the neighborhood begins to transition. Kimberly Haas has the story > more

Public Space Rises From The Stacks At Parkway Central

Public Space Rises From The Stacks At Parkway Central

April 10, 2019  |  News

Michael Bixler has this preview of the three new public spaces opening on Friday at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central branch > more

Photo Collection Project Takes A Walk In Ed Bacon's Shoes

Photo Collection Project Takes A Walk In Ed Bacon’s Shoes

April 5, 2019  |  News

Fisher Fine Arts Library at Penn is digitalizing a treasure trove of slides from the personal collection of Philly city planner extraordinaire Edmund Bacon and they need your help. Michael Bixler has the details > more

Riding The Rails With Philly's

Riding The Rails With Philly’s “Little Engine That Could”

April 3, 2019  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. takes us on a field trip to the Franklin Institute where a 181-year-old locomotive has captivated railroad history buffs since 1933 > more

Game Over For 70s-era Stadium Hotel In South Philly

Game Over For 70s-era Stadium Hotel In South Philly

March 29, 2019  |  News

The old Hilton Inn on Packer Avenue makes way for Philly's next casino. Michael Bixler has the story > more