There’s a move afoot to name the business center at the Philadelphia Navy Yard after the late U.S. Rep. John Murtha (D.,Pa.), the defense appropriations powerhouse who kept the yard afloat for many years with timely federal investments.
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, the Philadelphia Democrat and a close friend of Murtha’s, said Councilman Jim Kenney is expected to introduce legislation Thursday to rename the Philadelphia Naval Business Center the “Jack Murtha Business Center.” A memorial service was held in the U.S. Capitol today to honor Murtha.
“I think it’s appropriate with all the money he put down there to keep the yard going,” said Brady said. “It would be nice to see it happen.”
Brady said he had secured the approval of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, which controls the facility.
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