Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Star article, June 18: A 'Splash' in the bucket

Thu, June 18, 2009

A 'Splash' in the bucket

Ask people who have grown up in Fishtown about their memories of summertime, and a common response might be the sight of an open fire hydrant spewing water into the street and the smiling faces of their young friends running through the spray.

It's a summertime memory of a bygone era but, thanks to Philadelphia's budget crunch, residents might see the sight returning to neighborhood streets.

That's because when Mayor Michael Nutter announced the results of the "Splash and Summer Fund" earlier this month, Fishtown's community pool wasn't on the list.

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