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Attorney receives Distinguished Service Chapter Member Award

By Nicole Contosta Staff Reporter


wise man once said that a man should not measure his success by how much mon-

ey he makes, but by how much he gives back to the community. That statement certainly applies to Daniel Tann, Esquire, who was re- cently awarded the Distinguished Service Chapter Award by the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. So far, 166 other people have received this award. Tann was the 163rd


cipient. A predominately African American fraternity and sorority, Phi Beta Sigma began in 1914 at Howard University. Today, it has five hundred chapters over the US, and countries like Africa, South Korea, Germany and the Virgin Islands. According to Tann, Phi

Beta Sigma gives the award based on members’ service to the orga- nization and service to the com- munity. After all, its basic motto goes: “culture for service, service for culture.” And above all else, Tann has made it has obligation to give back to the community. A Philadelphia native, Tann graduated from La Salle Uni- versity in 1982 with a duel degree in Business Administration and Orga- nizational Behavior Management. At LaSalle, Tann started the first Phi Beta Sigma chapter because he wanted to “positively portray the culture and social awareness of the Black Student.” Before that only a citywide chapter of Phi Beta Sigma existed in Philadelphia, Tann ex- plained.

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Daniel Tann, Esquire receiving the Distinguished Service Chapter Award by the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Photo: Robert Toomer.

Center City Philadelphia’s Community Newspaper November 2nd, 2011 WEEKLYPRESS

Save Our Sites 2011 List of Endangered Sites Part II T

By Haywood Brewster Staff Reporter

he preservation organization Save Our Sites (SOS) issued its 2011 list of endangered

sites that its members nominated at its Spring General Membership meeting on March 29, 2011. SOS defines endangered build- ings as those that are neglected, unmaintained, vacant, unknown or uncelebrated. They may not necessarily be subject to imminent demolition. They might be worth recognizing because of either their architectural, aesthetic or historic value. The 2011 list was prepared by Alanna C. Stewart, M.S., His- toric Preservation, University of Pennsylvania; Zoe Draper, B.A., Moore College of Art & Design; and David S. Traub, AIA, SOS co- founder. Included are 20 sites in neighbor- hoods from Francisville, West Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, North Philadelphia, East Oak

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Delaware Riv- er Waterfront Corporation releases Te Master Plan for the Central Delaware

By Haywood Brewster Staff Reporter


aving completed the Mas- ter Plan for the Central Delaware, today, the board

of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) unanimous- ly endorsed the framework and recommendations it contains and transmitted the plan to the Phila- delphia City Planning Commission for further action. DRWC embarked on the master planning process in 2009 in order to provide a framework of land use, open space, economic, transporta- tion, and development recommen- dations for the Central Delaware waterfront, utilizing DRWC re- sources and a $1 million grant from the William Penn Foundation. The Master Plan for the Central Delaware presents detailed pro- posals for strategic investment and

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