April 25: Orkney Park | Soda-tax revenue up | New L&I offices

As Philly prepares to host the NFL Draft on the Parkway starting Thursday, NewsWorks has a rundown of what to expect as the countdown to the draft ramps up.

Curbed tells the story of how residents created Orkney Park, the ‘last wilderness’ of Northern Liberties.

Billy Penn reports that soda-tax revenue is increasing: $7 million collected so far for March, the most per month since the new tax went into effect in January.

Temple News reports that the departments of Public Property and Licenses & Inspections will open a new office at 15th and Cecil B. Moore, in part to help the departments better monitor development and property maintenance in North Central Philadelphia. Another new district office will be opened in Point Breeze.

Attention government graphic standards nerds: A new kickstarter project would reproduce the 1977 EPA graphics design manual as a book.   

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