PHA Accepts Applications, Schedules Opening, For New Queen Lane Apartments

 

Rendering of the new Queen Lane Apartments | Philadelphia Housing Authority

Rendering of the new Queen Lane Apartments | Philadelphia Housing Authority

  • Thirteen months after the belated implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment tower, the Philadelphia Housing Authority says that residents of the 55 replacement units will be able to celebrate the holidays in their new rental homes, as the $22 million project has its ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for December 9. Charges of bureaucratic chicanery and disrespect for the remains of enslaved ancestors aside, NewsWorks reports that the Germantown community can at least agree that an overall improvement has been made here.
  • The Inquirer previews next summer’s Democratic National Convention (July 25-28), assuring readers that although the Secret Service considers the event’s security risk to be on par with last month’s papal visit, the relative isolation of the Sports Complex and smaller crowd (35,000 to 50,000 are expected)   excludes the need for a substantial traffic box and overly-prudent approach to security.
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