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Reading Viaduct site in 1859

The railroad yards of 1859 hadn’t yet creeped to Noble Street, although they would quite soon. The passenger station had been opened a few blocks away at Callowhill and 13th Street in 1839. It would be expanded & rebuilt over the next few generations, culminating ultimately with the Reading Terminal on Market Street.

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It’s time for Philadelphia to put a Lenfest statue in the Courtyard at City Hall

A statue should be erected in Gerry Lenfest’s honor at City Hall to remind future generations of this man who made it his mission to give away as much wealth as possible before he died.

EverQuote and patent medicine

In a thread begun October 2016, Washington Post technology director Aram Zucker-Scharff tweeted about the shady advertising practices of EverQuote, a Boston-based startup. Since then these ads have become prolific on the web (and nearly as prolific are Aram’s tweets documenting the malfeasance).

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