Grant Awarded To Expand Tourists’ Conception Of The “Original City”

 

“The new campaign aims to encourage visitors to explore beyond the usual sites.” | Photo: D. Cruz, for Visit Philadelphia

“The new campaign aims to encourage visitors to explore beyond the usual sites.” | Photo: D. Cruz, for Visit Philadelphia

  • A weekend inspection of the first 18 Silverliner V train cars recently returned to service by SEPTA has necessitated yet another set of repairs, reports Jim Saksa at PlanPhilly. It was found that alterations to the stabilizing system of the cars were causing “minimal, occasional contact between old and new components.” Normal weekday Regional Rail schedules are nonetheless expected to return October 3-10, with all 120 Silverliner Vs back in service by December.
  • At a bill signing ceremony in Germantown yesterday Mayor Jim Kenney marked the City’s commitment to ensuring the quality of life for all its residents, notes The Inquirer’s Tricia L. Nadolny. The “Nuisance Business Bill” requires that negligent businesses, following three citations in 60 days or seven in 12 months, work with the Police Department and the Department of Licenses and Inspections on a plan to address the noxious behavior of its patrons.
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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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