City Council shot down Mayor Nutter's veto on Finnigan's Wake's plans to build balconies over the bar on Spring Garden Street. That might not be the end of the discussion, though.
The co-owner of the Northern Liberties bar withdrew a request for funding from the Penn Treaty Special Services District after neighborhood residents were up in arms about the potential use of the funds.
A recent meeting of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association allowed locals to come together over several issues, including safety after a recent fatal shooting and issues over a construction proposal at Finnigan's Wake that many residents oppose.
The Upper Holmesburg community had a chance to get tens of thousands of dollars for the construction of new playground equipment on an open patch of city park ground at Frankford Avenue and Pennypack Street.