UArts fallout continues; Arrests at Aramark protest; Megabus owner’s bankruptcy


UArts was home to a handful of organizations with various levels of independence. After the dramatic closure, who will survive?

Also, those affected by UArts’ sudden closure can attend an informational meeting over Zoom, hosted by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Continue reading… 

Philadelphia Art Alliance curator Sid Sachs packs up beneath a painting of Christine Wetherill Stevenson, who founded the Philadelphia Art Alliance in 1915 in her mansion in Rittenhouse Square. The organization shut down and its employees were laid off Friday along with the rest of the faculty and staff of University of the Arts. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

The legal battle to save the Germantown YWCA represents a rare use of a controversial Pa. law, Act 135, which provides a way for neighbors, nonprofits and municipalities to revitalize abandoned and blighted properties in their communities.

The overwhelming majority of properties in Act 135 cases are privately owned. Most are residential. There’s nothing in the law, however, that prohibits taking this legal action against a building owned by the government. Can it be applied to save the crumbling neighborhood landmark in Germantown? Continue reading… 

The former Germantown YWCA stands adjacent to Vernon Park in Phiiladelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

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• Pa. State Sen. Nikil Saval of Philadelphia was among around 50 people arrested at a rally in protest of Aramark’s treatment of stadium workers. [PennLive]



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