• 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.

June 6: Push to donate building collapse site | SEPTA engineers authorize strike | 24-hour MFL, BSL begins next week | Neighborhood Bike Works $100,000 | Manayunk Bridge progress | Delaware Ave Extension website

Yesterday, at a gathering to remember those lost and injured in the fatal Center City building collapse one year ago, those impacted by the collapse called on Richard Basciano, the real-estate developer who owned the building that collapsed, to donate the property to the memorial park underway on the former Salvation Army site. The Daily News has more. 

SEPTA's railroad engineers could strike as early as June 14, the Philadelphia Business Journal repots. The railroad engineers union authorized a strike by a 166-2 margin. The strike may be delayed if President Obama appoints a board to investigate the ongoing labor dispute. 

The Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities blog reminds us that SEPTA's 24-hour weekend service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines begins June 15. Through the summer, trains will run overnight on weekends and holidays. Trains will run every 20 minutes, and fares will be paid either at the turnstiles or directly to the train operator. 

Neighborhood Bike Works received a $100,000 grant. According to West Philly Local, the nonprofit will use this funding to open a new West Philly hub to consolidate its two current sites. The new hub will allow NBW to expand programming, strengthen community relationships, increase its retail and instructional spaces and reduce the overhead cost of maintaining two facilities. 

Construction on the Manayunk Bridge got the go-ahead this week when the City award a $4.1 million contract to A.P. Construction. According to the Bicycle Coalition, it will take roughly six weeks for construction to begin and another year before construction is complete. PlanPhilly shared the full press release yesterday.

You can now track the progress on the Delaware Extension project at www.delawareaveextension.com. The Delaware River City Corporation shared the project link on its blog. The new project website includes news, pictures and status updates. 


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