Accused priests return to court, ship will become artificial reef

    Good morning, Feeders and Happy heatwave Friday!

    Lizz Fiedler is already in court as the priests, clergy official and teacher accused of sexual abuse and cover-ups appear before the judge for another hearing. She’ll have the full details for us later.

    Peter Crimmins is off to watch a ship sink. The U.S.S. Radford, a decommissioned Navy destroyer, will be sunk into the Atlantic to spend the rest of its days a an artificial reef off the coasts of Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland.

    Peter is also checking in with bands like Harry & The Potters, who will be playing this weekend’s Rock & Read event in Northern Liberties, much to the delight of Harry Potter fans.

    Maiken Scott is chasing two very different behavioral health stories today: purchasing practices of cash customers and plastic surgeons’ self regulations. She’s exploring both topics and will have coverage for us today and next week.

    The Chestnut Hill Local has decided to expand its online coverage to Mt. Airy. The publication managed by the Chestnut Hill Community Association will add Mt. Airy information and ads to its website.

    Germantown Community Connection won’t join the zoning appeal against the Chelten Plaza developer, though it stands firm on its desire for L&I to determine if a Dollar Tree is appropriate for the shopping center.

    We’ll have those stories and more, plus further details on forensic sculptor Frank Bender, who died yesterday.

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