Bail hearing for reputed mobster, new treatments for hepatitis C

    Good morning, Feeders! The School District has made its case, now it’s on to . . . DROP! The controversial retirement program will be discussed at today’s City Council meeting.

     

    We’ve got some other big City Council issues to cover today, as well. Tom MacDonald will have the full story about the latest push to pass the paid sick days bill, and Dave Davies will have a new angle for us on the School District of Philadelphia’s massive budget shortfall and the request for help from the city.

    “Uncle Joe” Ligambi is in court today for a bail hearing. He and 12 other alleged mobsters were arrested earlier this week for gambling, conspiracy and other related charges. We’ll bring you word from the court, and Susan Phillips will have some more information for us about the state of Philadelphia’s mobster scene.

    Michael Vick is going to Martin Luther King High School today to talk with students about “making productive life choices,” alongside U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger. Lizz Fiedler will be there to see Vick has to say about his choices.

    Current treatment for Hepatitis C involves a 48-week drug cycle. Taunya English will tell us about two new option, including one from Merck, and how prevention and treatment for Hep C compares to other diseases.

    Peter Crimmins will have something of an obituary for Mikey Wild, the South Philadelphia punk scene legend who died recently. Friends and peers will share their thoughts.

    Check out our hyperlocal pages to find out what’s new in the Northwest, and where our editors are holding their next office hours. Pop by to tell them what type of coverage you want to see.

    New today on our Germantown/West Oak Lane page is the story of David Shively, who serves doughnuts and coffee to the city’s homeless.

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