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Two Street pitching in to help family of fallen female firefighter

Tragedy struck early Tuesday morning as Philadelphia firefighter Joyce Craig-Lewis was killed fighting a blaze in the West Oak Lane section of the city, the first female firefighter in the history of city to lose her life in the line of duty.

You'll find these buckets

You’ll find these buckets in 45 different Pennsport/Whitman Mummer’s Clubs and businesses. (Photo: Matt Snyder)

Craig-Lewis leaves behind two children and neighbors in Pennsport and Whitman are looking to honor her memory by handing out buckets to Mummer’s Clubs and area businesses to collect donations for the family of the fallen 11-year veteran.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Revised Mt. Sinai proposal calls for shorter townhomes, more parking

At another community meeting last night regarding the development of the old Mount Sinai Hospital at 4th and Reed streets, the developer and his team revealed revised plans, though the project would still have 198 apartments and 38 townhomes surrounding it.

New proposal has shorter, three-story town homes (Photos: Pennsporter)

New proposal has shorter, three-story town homes (Photos: Pennsporter)

Gagan Lakhmna, attorney Richard DeMarco and architect/project manager Jeff DiRomaldo of Barton Partners told the Pennsport Civic Association that they were responding to neighbors’ concerns, especially about parking. They boosted the proposed number of spots from 137 to 210 – a nearly 1:1 parking space to unit ratio. The new design would include a two-story, 22-foot high interior parking structure that would be hidden by the surrounding homes.

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How new agey. Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Dickinson Square

This is kinda cool. The Pennsport Civic Association sent out a notice about a winter solstice celebration this weekend at Dickinson Square Park, Moyamensing and Tasker.

This image comes from a website called Ex-Christian Fundamentalist

This image comes from a website called Ex-Christian Fundamentalist

On Sunday Dec. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., “We will move in and out of silence and sound, dark and light,” the civic said in an email. “We will share words, a silent candlelight procession and gather around the fire for a release ritual.”

The solstice, of course, has the least daylight of the year, and it has spawned countless spiritual celebrations throughout the ages around the world. Never pegged the Pennsport civic for witches (kidding, kidding).

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Engine 46 firehouse may be spared; developer wanted an empty lot

City Councilman Mark Squilla, who was finally able to arrange a meeting with the owner of the Engine 46 firehouse at Reed and Water streets, says the developer is now open to keeping the historic firehouse.

engine 46

The Inky’s Inga Saffron reports that Bruce Schanzer of Cedar Realty Trust met yesterday with Squilla and James E. Moylan, president of the Pennsport Civic Association. Schanzer said he’d spare the firehouse from demolition, which has been threatened as imminent since March, if he can find a tenant for the space, which last housed the Engine 46 steakhouse in 2006.

Even though this is great news, the story managed to be infuriating anyway.

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