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Is Philly #FeelingtheBern

In south Philadelphia, PA., U.S. Artists Old Broads and Disto are seen on March 9, 2016 as they work to complete a mural in support of candidate for the Democratic nomination Bernie Senders. The work titled “Philly the Bern” is located on the corner of 22nd St. and Catharine St, in the South Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA., USA. (Bastiaan Slabbers/ZUMA Press)
In south Philadelphia, PA., U.S. Artists Old Broads and Disto are seen on March 9, 2016 as they work to complete a mural in support of candidate for the Democratic nomination Bernie Senders. The work titled “Philly the Bern” is located on the corner of 22nd St. and Catharine St, in the South Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA., USA. (Bastiaan Slabbers/ZUMA Press)

While crowdfunding to cover its costs is heading to the final week the mural itself might not see the end of that campaign.
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Implosion Blumberg High-rise in Philadelphia, PA

To make place for construction of 57 new rental units Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) demolished two of the three high-rises in the Sharswood neighborhood, on the morning of March 19, 2016. Check the story by Aaron Mosselle on WHYY’s NewsWorks for more details and a video of the implosion: “PHA demolishes Norman Blumberg high-rise towers in Sharswood” http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/homepage-feature/item/92075-pha-demolishes-norman-blumberg-high-rise-towers-in-sharswood-video?linktype=hp_impact ((Bastiaan Slabbers/for NewsWorks))
Click image for gallery with 29 images — To make place for construction of 57 new rental units Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) demolished two of the three high-rises in the Sharswood neighborhood, on the morning of March 19, 2016. (Bastiaan Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

To make place for construction of 57 new rental units Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) demolished two of the three high-rises in the Sharswood neighborhood, on the morning of March 19, 2016.

Check the story by Aaron Mosselle on WHYY’s NewsWorks for more details of the implosion: “PHA demolishes Norman Blumberg high-rise towers in Sharswood”

Last Day of Love

Photo essay; FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Skaters bid farewell to iconic Center City hang-out (NewsWorks)

A city-imposed ban prevented at least three generations from skating – legally – at LOVE Park. Last week, this ban was lifted to create an opportunity to “come back for one more spin” till construction commences following President’s Day.


That it was illegal from 1995 on didn’t stop – well eh, all – of the skaters who reunited with old friends to remember ‘those days’ at JFK Plaza this weekend. . . . story continuers on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org