News Roundup May 5, 2017

Rebel Crumbles

Students Get Help From Top Chefs to Design Healthy School Snack

Students in Philly schools can now grab a free breakfast snack that was developed by one of their own — and some of Philly’s top chefs.

Rebel Ventures a nonprofit, youth-powered social enterprise based in West Philly — is the brains behind the Rebel Crumble, the first school snack ever designed, produced, and marketed by local students, for local students.

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Bartram's Mile Trail officially opens to the public

The 1.1-mile Bartram’s Mile Trail opened over the weekend, lengthening the Schuylkill River Trail from Grays Ferry Avenue to 56th Street. The trail unlocks the connection point in the Circuit Trails, a multi-use trail network, opening Southwest Philadelphia to the city’s park system.

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Philly journalism students use video to explore MOVE bombing, the decline of bees, standardized testing, more

Over spring break, WHYY hosted a week-long day camp for Philadelphia middle school students interested in learning about journalism. The 25 students formed five groups, each led by an adult mentor, to produce a video on a topic of their choice. Their work is featured here with introductions from each team.

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Developer presents timeline for Osage Pine Project at MOVE bombing site

The developer chosen to rehabilitate 36 vacant properties at the site of the 1985 MOVE bombing in Cobbs Creek has announced an anticipated timeline for the Osage Pine Project, pledging to involve members of the community both in construction and as vendors.

AJR Endeavors was selected earlier this month by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority to lead the renovation project along the 6200 blocks of Osage Avenue and Pine Street. The location's history has long remained a sensitive issue for the city since the disastrous fire that followed a police siege on the headquarters of the radical black liberation group MOVE.

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