Lunchtime Quick Hits

A poor Delaware County borough full of historic buildings launches a preservation program that could teach Philly a thing or two; here’s the latest delay on the troubled project to replace the Queen Lane Apartments in Germantown; “Tax the rich,” city unions say in response to pleas of poverty from City Hall. Trouble is, it’s illegal here, and there aren’t enough of ‘em living in the city anyway; and Inga Saffron dissects another case in which City Council proves itself unable to follow its own rules:

Innovative Preservation Solution Emerging in Darby (Hidden City)
Archaeological dig at Germantown Potter’s Field site will not start before March (Newsworks|WHYY)
REALITY CHECK | Reminder to public-sector unions: This is a poor city (Philadelphia Daily News|Philly.com)
Changing Skyline: City must take broad view when considering boathouse proposal (Philadelphia Inquirer|Philly.com)