Monday, March 20, 2006

Misc. Monday bits

  • Apparently gas company PGW has decided to abandon its current negotiations toward a contract for shipping liquified natural gas (see previous here and here), although it claims that it hasn't lost enthusiasm for the idea and may come back with a different contractor in tow.

  • Daily News columnist Sandra Shea thinks that objections to combining the Fairmont Parks Commission with the Philadelphia Recreation Department (see prev. here) might be based in the issue of class. I think she's right, and that it might be time for us to get over it.

  • John Baer feels a bit snarky that Harrisburg feels Philadelphia is too corrupt to run its own business with regard to the placement of casinos (see prev. here). (This piece is one of those mystifying dream sequences that occasionally show up in local columns...)

  • Above Average Jane offers us an overview of Pennsylvania's 6th Senate district, and will follow it up tomorrow with an interview with one of the candidates, Democratic challenger Paul Lang.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not class. What is not being said is that the city wants to get its hands on the real estate now owned by the Fairmount Park Commission to sell it off for money. It's not rocket science. Just more greed and a way to help out the developer friends of the politicians by getting them some very desireable land that is not otherwise available.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Friedman said...

I don't think I'd characterize in class terms, it's just that the two departments have different missions that are not wholly consistent with one another. Anyways, they shouldn't merge the park and rec. departments, they should merge the rec. department with the Philadelphia School District.

2:57 PM  

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