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What's Happening in:  Hawthorne 

Updated plans for Broad and Washington to be presented next week

It has been a little while now since we’ve heard any updates on the projects happening at Broad and Washington. There’s the massive Bart Blatstein development, along with a smaller mixed-use development being planned for this intersection.

The most recent rendering of the full project, from November.

The most recent rendering of the Blatstein project.

At Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition’s general meeting on Tuesday, October 13, you’ll have the chance to hear the latest news for Broad and Washington.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West :  Pennsport 

400 block of Reed Street discovered to be wood-paved

If you’re walking or driving past the soon-to-be-demolished Mt. Sinai, you might notice some wood blocks on the streets.


Photo from Dickinson Square West Civic Association.

While working on repaving the 400 block of Reed Street, wood blocks that could be original to the street were discovered.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

SS United States could be scrapped at the end of the month

The last update we gave you on the SS United States was in December 2014 when the ocean liner was deemed to be safe for the moment with preliminary plans for redevelopment.

New life for the SS United States? (Photo: James Jennings)

New life for the SS United States? (Photo: James Jennings)

Now things have changed, setting this massive ship towards the scrap yard yet again. If enough money isn’t raised by the end of the month, the SS United States will be no more.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

PSCA hosting Fall Cleanout waste collection event

Do you have old electronics sitting around your house? Well now is the time to get rid of them with the Fall Cleanout from the Passyunk Square Civic Association.


On Saturday, October 10 you’ll be able to get rid of old electronics, household waste and documents that need to be shredded at the Termini Brothers Bakery’s parking lot at 1523 S. 8th St.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

First Pics: Curated antique store called Rare Co. open at 401 Fitzwater St.

Are you looking to vamp up the decor in your home? Whether you’re looking for a new chair, or some massive, mask-inspired pieces from Bali–this new antique shop could be just the place for you.


Located just off of Fabric Row at 401 Fitzwater St., Rare Co. is a curated antique shop that opened just last week.

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