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(Joan Markman, in 2008 file photo.)

City’s Chief Integrity Officer’s Integrity Questioned After Speech To Panel

Joan Markman, Mayor Nutter’s chief integrity officer, finds herself in a political firestorm after she injected herself into a Philadelphia Historical Commission debate over a coffee shop near her home.

04/19/2013

(The former Church of the Assumption, at 12th and Spring Garden Streets in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Phila. Historical Commission Clarifies Stance on Demolition of Historic Church

Philadelphia’s Historical Commission has reaffirmed its decision to allow the demolition of the 160-year-old Church of the Assumption, on Spring Garden Street.

01/11/2013

(The Philadelphia Historical Commission, at its Friday meeting.  Credit:  Mike Dunn)

Commission Delays Historic Designation For Philadelphia’s ‘Overbrook Farms’

The grand homes of Overbrook Farms were mainly built in the late 19th century, many for Philadelphia’s leading industrialists.

02/10/2012