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A man unwinds in one of The Porch at 30th Street Station's 14 new swings | Photo: Eyes on the Street

A man unwinds in one of The Porch at 30th Street Station’s 14 new swings | Photo: Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly

  • The Inquirer’s Mike Newall considers City Hall’s tardy launch last week to rebrand the logistics behind the Pope’s visit, now less than four weeks away. After a few disconcerting weeks with little actionable information, it was wise to jettison the ominous phraseology imparted by the decidedly un-PR-minded Secret Service, Newall says, for it is imperative that this truly international event not be arranged only to prevent a tragedy, it must be also be enjoyed as “an entrance on the world stage for a city that is ready for it.”
  • The 3rd annual Invisible River Festival took place on Saturday. CBS Philly stopped by organizer Alie Vidich’s celebration of the Schuylkill, where performance artists and food vendors enticed a crowd to come down to the banks and realize that the waterway provides more than just a pleasant setting to ride your bike.
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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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