August 28: Remembering the March on Washington | Chamounix bridge beauty | Penn Alexander tosses waitlist | beat patrols on foot and safer streets

Good morning Streeters!

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which culminated in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered at the Washington Monument.

Along the Old Chamounix Drive, Hidden City Daily’s Brad Maule finds the “prettiest bridge to nowhere,” composed of “15 skewed arches of bricks” and built over the old Fairmount Park trolley line.

Penn Alexander School’s controversial waiting list for grades 1-8 has been abolished, West Philly Local reports. Parents whose children had been on the wait list are asked to telephone the school immediately (215-823-5465). Parents have complained that getting on the desirable school’s wait list was not transparent, but it is similarly unclear how this new process might work or be fairer. School begins September 9.

The Economist recently took a look at how Philly’s deployment beat cops on foot patrols is improving safety in the city while helping rookie officers get to know the communities they’re policing better.

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