There’s a lot going on in the world. Here are 5 of today’s biggest stories about the Philadelphia area.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Hello, Philadelphia!
Today is Wednesday, October 20. Let’s check out Philadelphia’s biggest stories of the day.
Schools throughout the city routinely only have a nurse one day a week. For children with health issues, parents are worried their children won’t receive the adequate medical attention they need.
“It just leaves children at a disadvantage,” Roxanne Carson, a parent at Richard Wright Elementary, which does not have a full-time nurse, tells the Inquirer. “They’re not able to receive proper care.”
It’s a mystery for many in the area how a Delaware waterfront townhouse projected managed to become abandoned in Philadelphia’s hot housing market. Inga Saffron from the Inquirer writes about what she thinks should happen to the property, now that it’s being demolished.
The housing market in the region is cut-throat. What might’ve been a sizeable down payment a couple years ago is inadequate now. But there’s still hope. Here’s some advice on how you can get your foot in the door and buy your dream home.
Real estate companies that focus on developing lab and manufacturing space for life sciences companies are circling the site of University City Townhomes, an affordable housing complex that was put up for sale. The 2.8 acre property is estimated to be worth between $75 million to $100 million.
In time for Halloween, Sandy Hingston of Philadelphia magazine reviews Dark History of Penn’s Wood by Jennifer L. Green, which neatly gathers all the bizarre and spooky events that have happened in the region. The book is published by Haverford’s Brookline Books and can be purchased for $16.95.