Point Breeze, Philadelphia in 1935

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This is an interesting look at the Great Depression, and its impact on the Railroad industry, Philadelphia, and the environment.  Anyone who has ever driven down route 291 to the Philadelphia Airport knows of the vast oil refineries, and the horrible smell that is associated.  It’s interesting to see just how many railroad cars sat… Read more »

Pennsylvania wants to consolidate School Districts

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Rendell wants to eliminate 400 of Pennsylvania’s 501 school districts in an effort to reduce costs. Ed Rendell believes that in today’s economy, we can no longer afford to support 501 school districts. This wouldn’t be the first time Pennsylvania forced consolidation of its school districts.  Before 1962, Pennsylvania had almost 2,000 school districts. This… Read more »

Awesome Night in the City

Posted by & filed under Food, Philadelphia, Playground, Rittenhouse, Sushi.

Tonight’s weather was simply amazing: 75 degrees, no rain, no wind, on March 14th! It also happened to be a Wednesday night, my traditional night to spend time with one of my awesome college friends Elli, so it was another lovely night in the city. First we stopped off to get some sushi at Samson… Read more »