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Steve Currall

Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

City Council Bets On Cig Tax Before Reassumption of Education Board

City Council Bets On Cig Tax Before Reassumption of Education Board

September 12, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Efforts to dissolve SRC will have to wait, goats cleaning up the Manayunk Bridge Trail head, SEPTA’s desperation with naming rights, and Fishtown’s Delaware Station up for sale > more

William Penn Foundation To Give $25 Million For Free Library Renovations

William Penn Foundation To Give $25 Million For Free Library Renovations

September 11, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Donation will help add space and services to six branches, artist selected for 22nd & Market memorial sculpture, Lea Elementary gets playground equipment and planting beds, and the West Philly Tool Library raises $10K > more

New Renderings For South Philly Development

New Renderings For South Philly Development

September 10, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Developer updates building plans, Avenue North at Temple losing tenants, Brown and Holt families both want control of Southport facilities, Socialist campaigns for homestead exemption in West Philly, and tips to stay in your home (in a gentrifying neighborhood) > more

Gensler To Design Next Comcast Building's Interiors

Gensler To Design Next Comcast Building’s Interiors

September 9, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Firm to seek “functional, aesthetic, sustainable and progressive" interior, finalists for green building award, Corbett Administration to grant $2.5 million for East Market, and a coworking space for women to open in October > more

US Housing Secretary Tours Mantua Promise Zone

US Housing Secretary Tours Mantua Promise Zone

September 8, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Julián Castro comes to town, first American Salvation Army facility being shopped around, fundrasing for a new Columbus Square Park, and mysterious signage pops up in vacant South Philly Blatstein lot > more