NewsWorks rounds up the results of several high-profile primaries, including wins by Kathleen Kane, Brian Sims, and State Rep. James Roebuck. The Daily News recaps those primary outcomes and more from around the city.
The Lazaretto, the Western Hemisphere’s oldest quarantine station, is being closely examined by PennDesign’s Architectural Archaeology class, reports the Daily Pennsylvanian. Once facing demolition, the Lazaretto could soon be home to Tinicum Township’s administrative and police offices. For now it’s lousy with preservation grad students trying to understand phases of its construction and alterations since 1801.
Philadelphia’s air is sootier and still smoggy, NewsWorks reports. The American Lung Association’s report on the metro-area air quality (measured between 2008-2010) showed Philly slipped in terms of fine particulate pollution and earned a failing grade on ozone levels.
Don’t mess with Cecil B. Moore’s name. The Inquirer reports that activists in North Philly have taken offense at SEPTA’s shortening of the civil rights leader’s name on signs for the Route 3 bus, which runs along Cecil B. Moore Avenue. SEPTA and the activists will meet to air the complaints and explore solutions.
A House subcommittee approved $29.45 million to dredge the Delaware River’s shipping channel, the Inquirer reports. That’s close to the $31 million the President requested, and the House Appropriations Committee will consider the expenditure today. Delaware Riverkeeper and the State of New Jersey oppose the dredging.
The Divine Lorraine is sealed up with concrete block, reports Hidden City Daily. Now that that’s settled (for the time being) will we hear more about plans to redevelop the old gal?
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