Juvenile-jail move is OK'd City Council yesterday approved a bill that clears the way for the temporary move of the Youth Study Center from the Parkway to the former Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute site in East Falls.
Juvenile-jail move is OK'd
City Council yesterday approved a bill that clears the way for the temporary move of the Youth Study Center from the Parkway to the former Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute site in East Falls.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment also gave its OK, approving the necessary variances. That ruling followed hours of debate by supporters and opponents of the city's plan.
Neighborhood groups, who call the proposed relocation a "waste" said they will take their cause to court.
Sex attacker sought
Police released a sketch yesterday of a middle-aged man who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint in Fairmount Park early on Thanksgiving.
The 34-year-old victim told police that the attack occurred inside the man's black Audi SUV, which was parked on Greenland Drive not far from Interstate 76. She described him as a stocky 5-foot-7 black man with black and gray hair and a mustache. Tipsters can contact police at 215-685- 3251.
Street spokesman moving on
Joe Grace, communications director for Mayor Street, has been hired as executive director of CeaseFire PA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing gun violence.
Grace, a lawyer, former political consultant and onetime Daily News reporter, will start his new job on Jan. 14. He will succeed Diane Edbril, who served as part-time executive director.
College honors Cosby
The first Allen T. Bonnell Award of Community College of Philadelphia was awarded yesterday to entertainer and Temple University alum Bill Cosby at a Center City breakfast attended by 300 elected officials, business leaders and educators. *
-Staff and wire reports