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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Engine 46 firehouse still in limbo; 76ers to the Navy Yard; & what to do with Bok?

The Inky’s Inga Saffron says the Pennsport Cvic Association just learned last week that a New York company had renewed a permit to demolish the historic Engine 46 firehouse at Reed and Water streets.

Pic came from out friend at Pennsporter

Pic came from out friend at Pennsporter

Maybe they should have been reading us, because we had that news back in March, yo! We had no luck getting any info about plans from the owner, Cedar-Riverview, but neither did Saffron. If you want to save that firehouse, start by telling Councilman Mark Squilla by going here. Read Saffron’s full story here.

Also, the Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the 76ers have begun soliciting an architect to design a 55,000 square-foot practice facility at the Navy Yard. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

South Philly School ends up in the N.Y. Times for all the wrong reasons

The news of the funding crisis at Philly’s school district, which recently sent layoff notices to nearly 3,900 school employees, has gone national, with a report in the New York Times yesterday that could scare young parents away from wanting to live in South Philly.

The case in point the Times uses to illustrate this disgrace is Andrew Jackson elementary.

That’s the plucky little public school at 12th and Federal that has made great progress in recent years thanks to a dedicated troupe of neighborhood activists (like the Passyunk Square Civic’s education committee) and what several parents have told us is a principal who’s doing a bang-up job. But the report makes the situation sound grim:

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Philadelphians, be prepared to exercise your creativity, learn an array of professional skills, and hone in on your craft because the new co-working space 3rd Ward is here and is offering an amazing selection of classes that include street photography, paper mache mask-making, business plan development and more. Classes start in early June, so check out upcoming classes and sign up before seats fill up! Click here to browse all their classes >>

The folks at 3rd Ward are also hosting a slew of ongoing events like Drink N’Draw, an evening of beer and live model figure drawing, so be sure to check their events page regularly here >>

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