FDR Park tree update; Coolest things made in Philly; Phillies home opener pushed

FDR Park tree clearing gets approval from zoning board

The Fairmount Park Conservancy can proceed in clearing 48 healthy, large trees at FDR Park in South Philly, to make way for several sports fields and courts.

Plan Philly’s Sophia Schmidt says the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment granted the nonprofit a special exception to remove heritage trees from the property in order to move forward with part of the $250 million renovation of the park that started in 2022. Continue reading…

Mature trees shade a picnic area which is slated to become a soccer field at FDR Park. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Vote for your favorite “made in Philly” item

Philly got snubbed with only one nomination in last year’s “Coolest Thing Made in PA” contest hosted by the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. 

While this year’s nominations are more evenly spread throughout the state, Billy Penn’s Sarah Frasca and Nathaly Suquinagua rounded up a whole list of Philly-made products that didn’t make the cut. Continue reading…

(PA Chamber of Business and Industry)

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RECAP: What else happened?

• The Pa. primary is among the next targets for a nationwide voting initiative that urges Democrats to cast ‘uncommitted’ write-in votes as a protest against President Biden’s handling of the war in Gaza. [Capital-Star]

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