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Judge Saves Burholme Park from Hospital

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Skyline Online

By: Inga Saffron

This just in: Orphans Court Judge John W. Herron Jr. has just issued an opinion denying the city the right to sell 20 acres of Burholme Park to Fox Chase Cancer Center. The park remains a park. ” The public trust doctrine, the appropriate rule of law applied in these circumstances, leaves no doubt and requires that the petition for court approval to lease Burholme Park be denied,” Herron writes. Read the decision here and my recent column here. More to come.