1 Turtles and wolves and turkeys. Oh my!
You'll soon see turtles, a wolf and a turkey on Columbia Avenue in Fishtown. The Delaware River Waterfront Corp. OK'd a plan to put sculptures and lighting featuring those animals - symbols of the Lenni Lenape Native American tribe, who lived here before Philly was Philly - on Columbia Avenue as part of improvements to better link Fishtown to the waterfront Penn Treaty Park.
2 200G grant may spruce up brownfields
The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Philadelphia $200,000 to guide the cleanup and development of Frankford Creek brownfields, including 126 riverfront acres in Bridesburg and the Frankford Creek Greenway connecting Tacony Creek Park to the North Delaware Riverfront.
3 Arrest made in August slaying
Police last week arrested Johnakin Freddie, 28, who had been on the run since allegedly shooting and killing Lovell Harris, 20, in Logan in August. Cops nabbed Freddie at his house on 9th Street near Rockland on Tuesday.
4 Delaware River is getting a new park
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation announced a $1.5 million development plan for Pier 53, at Columbus Boulevard and Washington Avenue. The project, which is expected to start in the fall, calls for a lush park and a lighted 55-foot tower.
5 Tiny parks pop up again in West Philly
Parklets, the transformation of parallel parking spaces into temporary seating platforms with tables and chairs, have returned. Locations include 47th Street between Baltimore and Warrington avenues and 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue. They are expected to pop up in a few other locations soon.
6 Jam to Ugly Bass Music today
The area around Broad and Thompson streets will be geared for the Ugly Bass Music Festival, described as a "high-energy block party" starting at 1 p.m. Saturday and featuring food and drinks and music, from performers including Chill Moody, Lee Mazin, FESE as well as the live-mixing skills of DJ Damage, DJ LeanWitIt, DJ Sylo and DJ Yameen.