Philadelphia would like to reclaim control of the PPA from the state, but Street's court case was defeated. Why would it ever be considered reasonable for the state to run city parking??
Governor Rendell would like to reclaim Vally Forge from the federal government, to whom it was sold in 1976 for $1. The major conflict comes over how a long-overdue museum should be built on the site, with the National Park Service renegging on support for the plans of the American Revolution Center (and a donor offering priceless artifacts to the proposed museum). The park as a whole has been allowed to decay during NPS oversight as well.
Latest on Mariano: both Inquirer and Daily News note that the latest Mariano staffer to testify against him found herself the recipient of harrassing calls and then a job termination. Protests that this was a normal staffing decision ring hollow in the extreme, especially given that this is the third firing to follow upon FBI testimony. subtle.
Finally, the new Philadelphia Weekly uses the occasion of the holiday season to recognize 10 local sources of inspiration, from institutions to individuals to neighborhoods, "things that make us feel gifted to live in Philadelphia." From the heart-warming to the humorous...