Brief news items from around the River Wards communities.
Widow of firefighter who perished in Buck Hosiery fire files lawsuit, demolition begins at NoLibs' Ortlieb's and more news in brief.
The veterans’ memorial statue of a World War I “doughboy,” which stands in Madison Memorial Park in NoLibs, currently has no one tending to its needs, like upkeep and cleaning.
Archeologists search along Columbus Boulevard, just a few blocks south of Northern Liberties, for evidence of the West Shipyard. The shipyard is believed to have been in place on the Delaware River six years before William Penn set foot in the state that would bear his name.
City councilman Mark Squilla (D-1st dist.) visited last week’s meeting of the Olde Richmond Civic Association to discuss his plans to help improve the neighborhood with the support of local residents.
Neighbors discussed a City Council proposal that could see bar hours throughout Philadelphia extended to 3 a.m. in a move to raise funds for Philly schools.
Columbia Avenue in Fishtown could soon see an overhaul that includes new street trees, artwork and lighting. Last week, organizers met to discuss the plan. A final meeting is planned for March.
The neighborhood's monthly civic meeting touched on a number of topics, from beautification projects to an all-ages club on Delaware Avenue.
Next year could see a big expansion at Philly’s only casino, bringing more jobs and games to the Fishtown and Northern Liberties waterfront.