September, 2015

What Did We Learn from the Pope Ride?

Photo from Pope Ride Facebook page

During this weekend’s Papal visit, Philadelphians got a taste of what life could be like without cars. Kids played freely on the streets, bikers rode without worrying about cars, and the city had a block party-type feel to it. Was this utopia for Philadelphians? I’m not so sure. Continue reading “What Did We Learn from the Pope Ride?” »

Ruby Match Factory Part of Upcoming 3rd Thursday Art Crawl in Camden

This October, Camden’s 3rd Thursday ArtCrawl will include a special open house at the Ruby Match Factory.

Join regional history and art fans to see the historic Ruby Match Factory interior before the brick walls, timber trusses and x-braced steel columns are brought to life with new mezzanines, mechanical and electrical systems, to become Camden’s first state-of-the-art loft offices.

Thursday October 15th, 6-8 pm

The Ruby Match Factory: Delaware and Linden Streets, across the street from Campbell’s Field

More information on Camden’s 3rd Thursday Artcrawl.


Welcome Neighbors – Liberty Property Trust to Announce Development Complex on Camden Waterfront

Rendering shows a view from Philadelphia of a proposed Liberty Property Trust mixed-use development on the Camden waterfront. (Volley for Robert A.M. Stern Architects)

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Liberty Property Trust today announced plans to build a “complex of offices, apartments, retail stores, and a hotel on a stretch of Camden’s waterfront…”The article goes on to state, “The project will include 1.5 million square feet of office space and more than 200 residential units…” Continue reading “Welcome Neighbors – Liberty Property Trust to Announce Development Complex on Camden Waterfront” »

76ers Owner Pledges $3.5 Million to PAL

According to an article on, “Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris has pledged to donate $3.5 million to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League.” This would serve as the largest donation ever to the non-profit organization.

PAL aspires to be the premier youth-serving organization in the city, by reducing crime, promoting character development, and improving educational outcomes. They do this by having Philadelphia Police Officers, supported by civilians, offer educational, athletic, and recreational programs to youth in 18 centers in some of the city’s highest crime and lowest income neighborhoods.

PAL Centers are safe havens, offering a variety of free programs and other events to attract engage and develop more than 15,000 of Philadelphia’s youth.