News Links: Another Building Collapse, Nutter Announces Increased Funds for Free Library, 3rd Street to Become N3rd Street

 no text Another Building Collapse…

A building on 3rd and Market, formerly the location of the Shirt Corner, collapsed on Thursday. The Inquirer reports that the building collapsed while workers were attempting to demolish a building two doors east. [Inquirer]

no text Mayor Nutter Voices Regret for Library Cuts

Mayor Nutter announced a 2.5 million increase in funding to the Free Library. During this announcement, Nutter also expressed that cutting funds from the library system in 2008 was his biggest regret since becoming mayor. [Inquirer]

 no text Freight Company Testifies Before City Council

In January, seven freight cars carrying crude oil derailed while traveling over the Schuylkill Arsenal Railroad Bridge. This week, the freight company CSX testified before two City Council committees. The hearing highlighted the cause of the derailment, and how CSX claims that it will increase track inspections. [Plan Philly]

 no text

3rd Street to Become N3rd Street

3rd Street between Market and Girard has long been known as “N3rd Street” for the community of tech companies and entrepreneurs that has flowered there. Now, City Council is set to pass a resolution making the nickname official. [Philadelphia Business Journal]

 no text City Police Will Lessen Collaboration with Immigration Officials

Public Safety Director Michael Resnick said this week that Mayor Nutter will sign an Executive Order that would reduce the extent to which law enforcement in Philadelphia collaborates with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Immigrant-rights groups came out in force to support the changes.[Inquirer]

Featured image Flickr user Rys A. 

blog comments powered by Disqus