Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon withdrew a controversial bill last week that would allow the city to spend more than $7 million to buy waterfront property for the possible construction of a new prison.
Councilman Bobby Henon delayed the vote on his bill that would essentially allow the city to buy riverfront property in Holmesburg for the potential development of a new prison. Henon said that new questions from one of his colleagues prompted the postponement, the third such delay in the relatively brief, tumultuous history of Bill No. 150406.
Philadelphia’s sanitation crews are going to be a bit delayed during the coming weeks in picking up curbside trash, but residents are encouraged to volunteer their own time and efforts to help clean up public spaces in advance of the warm weather season.
The Mayfair Playground was recently renovated, including new jungle gyms, swings and sliding boards, as well as a climbing net.
On a sunny, sweltering early September afternoon in Mayfair, the adults with beads of sweat bubbling on their brows sought out slivers of shade. But the children frolicked seemingly immune to the oppressive heat.