Welcome to the working week, Streeters.
Lewis Katz, lawyer, businessman and philanthropist, was among those who died when a private jet crashed in Massachusetts on Saturday night after attending an education-related event. The Inquirer remembers Katz: a Camden native, one-time owner of the New Jersey Nets and New Jersey Devils, generous Temple alum, and supporter of education and youth causes. Katz and Gerry Lenfest won ownership of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com at auction last week.
Is SEPTA’s New Payment Technology called SEPTA Key? SEPTA won’t confirm it but Philly Mag reported Friday that the SEPTA Key name and logo were recently trademarked. That’s not to say, however, that SEPTA Key is ready to roll out. The general public won’t get its hands on SEPTA Key fobs or cards until early 2015.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the demolition-related building collapse at 22nd and Market, killing six people inside the Salivation Army building. The Inquirer recounts what the city has done since the collapse and tracess progress on creating a memorial park at 22nd and Market, spearheaded by City Treasurer Nancy Winkler and Jay Bryan, the parents of Anne Bryan who died in the collapse.
Will the 76ers ditch Philly to build a new practice facility in Camden? Not if Mayor Nutter can help it, reports the Inquirer. Nutter said “This is a Philly team – so I think fans, frankly, would be very insulted at any idea that part of the team would be outside the City of Philadelphia.” Though Philly sites are in the mix, including six public properties in the city as well as private options, the 76ers are apparently deep in negotiations to build a facility near Campbell’s Field on the Camden waterfront. A Navy Yard location is also on the table.
The Rohm and Haas building on Independence Mall turns 50 this year and Hidden City Daily’s Brad Maule honors its birthday with a deep portrait of the house that Plexiglas built.