• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

April 15: Saffron scores Pulitzer | Newspaper auction hearing | SEPTA subway overnight service | PATCO copper theft | CHOP project necessitates bike lane shifts | Peale lessons | Flyers #clutchtime

Good morning, Streeters. It’s Tax Day. May the post office lines be swift and pain be brief. Despite the beautiful springtime blooms, winter weather will make a comeback this evening: cold wind, heavy rain, and a temperature plunge into the low 30s. Ouch.


Inga Saffron won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her “criticism of architecture that blends expertise, civic passion and sheer readability.” Saffron is a three-time finalist for the prize and we congratulate her. (These are the columns that earned Saffron journalism’s top honor.) It was the 20th Pulitzer Prize for the Inquirer. Here's what Saffron told PhillyMag's Property about her work writing about Philly.

Even as the Inquirer newsroom celebrated, a court in Delaware began hearings Monday about how a sale of the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com will proceed. The question of whether to hold an open or private auction remains an issue among the ownership group, the Daily News explains.

SEPTA is temporarily restoring 24-hour subway service on Fridays and Saturdays. The Inquirer reports that from mid-June to Labor Day, overnight subway service on the Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines will replace Night Owl buses that have been used since 1991. If ridership responds well, SEPTA may continue the late-night service beyond Labor Day.

Meanwhile in PATCO world: Stolen copper wire from PATCO tracks led to delays for much of Monday. Philly.com reports that a “’significant’ amount of cable was stolen west of the Ferry Avenue station, and electrical equipment was damaged.”

PlanPhilly’s Christine Fisher explores how the South Street Bridge’s bike lanes could change to mitigate the impact new traffic from entrances to CHOP’s planned development by the bridge.

What can the planned Museum of the American Revolution learn from Charles Wilson Peale? Much about showmanship and looking toward the future while celebrating the past, posits Nathaniel Popkin writing for NewsWorks. 

As the Sixers look toward a merciful end to this lost season on Wednesday and the Phillies work to find their footing in their first home stand, your Philadelphia Flyers are heading to the playoffs, facing off against the New York Rangers on Thursday. And for those curious, this year it’s #clutchtime not "vengeance" gracing billboards.


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