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Keith Haring mural and park at 22nd and Ellsworth getting spruced up

Last week we spotted some scaffolding up over Keith Haring’s iconic mural at 22nd and Ellsworth, and after a brief moment of anxiety, we quickly realized that the Mural Arts Program was starting to restore the mural.

Haring mural

There was a bit of a fright among mural-lovers last year when the iconic mural was partially covered up by a developer who bought the building. Naked Philly went so far as to say Art Assaulted at 22nd and Ellsworth as stucco started creeping over the edges of the painting.
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Mayor Nutter tours East Passyunk to promote GPTMC’s neighborhood effort

Mayor Nutter hopped on a trolley yesterday and stopped into three of the 14 neighborhoods now being promoted to tourists by the  Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. Two of them, naturally, were in South Philly.

Nutter walking with PARC's Sam Sherman

Nutter walking with PARC’s Sam Sherman

Nutter strolled Baltimore Avenue in the Cedar Park section of West Philly, near 50th Street, before heading south for a stop at the fountain and a little walk down Passyunk. He then continued his tour by heading to South Street.

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Technically Philly likes Passyunk Post – oh, and hyperlocal news

The local tech-news website Technically Philly checked in on the state of hyperlocal news, and they drew heavily on these parts for their story and video, with a particular focus on Passyunk Post founder/editor Albert Stumm.

Say hi, Albert. Screen grab from the website.

Say hi, Albert. Screen grab from the website.

They also interviewed people from the Fishtown Spirit and mentioned the Frankford Gazette, but tucked inside, there’s also a quote from Cassie Knox, who volunteers as communications committee chair for the Passyunk Square Civic Association.

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