Germantown’s Wister Station "Little Known And Underutilized"

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  • Newsworks discusses Germantown’s Wister Station, which just last year saw $900,000 in improvements provided to SEPTA by the federal government. While all agree that its condition is noticeably better, the station (only a few blocks southwest of LaSalle’s campus) still suffers from a reciprocal process of low ridership and a fair degree of trash dumping.
  • Chestnut Hill Local reports on Monday night’s unanimous vote by the Chestnut Hill Community Association to give Bowman Properties the go-ahead on its plan for 8200 Germantown Avenue. Obviously, the final vote of 22-0 fails to accurately portray the extent of local opposition to the large project. The process itself was seen as precedent setting, with different takeaways from each side of the issue.
  • The investment group for the proposed Foxwoods Casino on the Delaware, between Reed and Tasker, was to appeal the site’s license revocation to the state Supreme Court by Monday, but no proof exists that such an appeal was filed, reports the Inquirer. This means that the second of the two casino contracts for the city is still to be awarded.
  • Temple News reports that the large residence hall to be built at Broad and Cecil B. Moore will likely be named after a trustee, Mitchell Morgan, who, along with his wife, contributed some $5 million to “the new residence hall, dining and retail complex.”
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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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