Bensalem, Delaware County, and Bristol Township have also contracted Amazon fever, WHYY’s Laura Benshoff reports. The suburban Philadelphia communities are pitching land, talent pool from nearby colleges, proximity to transportation networks, and lower taxes (though not tax breaks). Bristol Township Council President Craig Bowen listed Philadelphia’s wage tax and stormwater-management requirements as downsides.
A man was struck and killed by an outbound Warminster train north of Fern Rock Transportation Center Thursday. SEPTA suspended service of the Warminster, West Trenton, and Lansdale-Doylestown lines for a few hours; trains were delayed in the evening.
The Temple News’ Julie Christie speaks with residents of the soon to be demolished Norris Homes, emphasizing the indirect economic and social consequences of relocating residents in public housing. Christie looks at “root shock” and how adjusting to the move disrupts job access and social networks.
MilkCrate founder and CEO Morgan Berman shares her advice for students seeking jobs and recruiters in the Philly tech sector: talk to each other. She recalls a chance encounter at the airport that opened her eyes to the missed communication and opportunity.
New tree resource! There’s a new guide out that helps folks identify their sapling friends and pinpoint “the best places to see trees unique to Philadelphia.”