Kenney Talks Tech

 

"Mayor Jim Kenney sits on a panel of tech community leaders, moderated by Technical.ly Associate Editor Juliana Reyes." | Photo: Roberto Torres, for Techical.ly Philly

“Mayor Jim Kenney sits on a panel of tech community leaders, moderated by Technical.ly Associate Editor Juliana Reyes.” | Photo: Roberto Torres, Techical.ly Philly

  • Technical.ly Philly recounts some thoughts shared by Mayor Jim Kenney at Monday night’s Philly Tech Week panel discussion on his administration’s ability to support the city’s tech scene by ensuring that its recent tech grads have even more reasons to stay and raise a family. Guarantees of early and engaging childhood public education would go a long way to keep the brain drain at bay, says Kenney, as does his administration’s work towards comprehensive WiFi coverage of public spaces and facilities. Kenney also shared his ideas on fighting recidivism by bringing code-writing courses to prisons.
  • PlanPhilly’s JoAnn Greco covers what turned out to a relatively quick Civic Design Review meeting yesterday afternoon, in which it decided, favorably, on DAS Architects’ designs for the 14-story Cambria Hotel (222-rooms, ground floor retail and restaurant) on the northeast corner of Broad & Locust, and, rather negatively, on Tierview Capital’s planned 52-unit apartment building for Broad & Washington, slammed by board member Cecil Baker as mindlessly adding to a “plague of Sponge Bob Square Bays infesting our city.”
  • CBS Eyewitness News’ Walt Hunter heads to the 3500 of Aldine Street in Mayfair to investigate concerns that the two sinkholes that have developed there over the last year may only add to the eroding lawns and upturned sidewalks of over a dozen properties. The Water and Streets Departments, although aware of the issue, have allegedly been less than helpful.
  • Project HOME opens today its latest affordable housing facility at 810 Arch Street: the 94-unit Francis House of Peace. NewsWorks Tom MacDonald speaks with executive director Sister Mary Scullion: “We’ll have a combination of low-income senior citizens from Chinatown who can hardly afford to live in Chinatown these days, as well as homeless youth, youth who are LGBTQ and chronically homeless people who once lived on the streets.”
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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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