The new Homewood Suites at 41st and Walnut celebrated its grand opening this week and developer Campus Apartments says it envisions two more 20-story towers on adjacent lots in the coming decade, reports the Inquirer. Campus Apartments originally considered the Penn-owned property at 40th and Pine, where an Italianate mansion could be demolished to make way for residential development.
On Wednesday 2-alarm warehouse fire in Kensington destroyed 15 classic cars, reports the Inquirer. Members of the Latin Cruisers, a vintage car club, stored 19 antique cars in the warehouse at Jasper and Westmoreland streets.
Governor Tom Corbett is stepping down as chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority, the Inquirer reports. In September, David Simon, a DRPA board member who is chief legal officer for Jefferson Health System, will be nominated as chair.
It’s Our Money reported that 22 top Nutter administration staffers are no longer taking pay cuts, and they named names. When the pay cuts were restored this year, among those who didn’t keep the pay cut were: Rina Cutler (Deputy Mayor of Transportation and Utilities), Alan Greenberger (Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Executive Director of the City Planning Commission), and Mark McDonald (Nutter’s Press Secretary). Among those who kept the pay cut: Rich Negrin (Managing Director), Gary Steuer (Chief Cultural Advisor), Rob Dubow (Finance Director), and Michael DiBerardinis (Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation)
On Tuesday a man was arrested at the Fairmount Station for carrying an AK-47 on the Broad Street Line, reports the Daily News. He also was packing a handgun, bayonet, Percocet, and marijuana. A woman saw part of the gun sticking Jermal Ponds’ bag, got off the train at City Hall to notify authorities.
The Buzz is Eyes on the Street’s morning news digest. Have a tip? Send it along.