About two weeks ago, the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra announced a new director for its Tune-Up Philly (TUP) initiative. Paul Smith, a Queen Village resident, will lead the successful after-school musical education program as his predecessor and colleague, Delia Raab-Snyder, assumes a new music teacher position.
“Still gives me chills,” Don Smolenski, the Philadelphia Eagles’ president, said of the feeling he gets when he enters Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave., which broke ground in May of 2001.
South Philadelphia cyclists have even more to celebrate. With a grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission of $250,000 through the Transportation Alternative Program, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (BCGP) plans to implement sharrows and signage on 13th and 15th streets from South Street to Oregon Avenue.
The Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO), in partnership with Benefits Data Traust and Solutions for Progress, have named six centers as locations to assist in accessing benefits to low-income Philadelphians with a program called BenePhilly.