Bridges still out as flood water retreats, insurance companies face transparency deadline

    Good morning, Feeders! The beautiful post-Irene weather continues, and it’s a perfect day for a rally.

    Tom MacDonald wil be outside the Archdiocese of Philadelphia where Catholic high school teachers will rally as their contract is set to expire. They say the the diocese’s asks for the contract are anti-teacher and anti-union.

    Before that, Tom will be at School District of Philadelphia headquarters where State Sen. Mike Stack is calling for Philadelphia to implement an elected school board. Stack was vocal about removing ex-Superintendent Arlene Ackerman long before her buyout.

    Aaron Moselle will have status updates on the Delaware River bridges. Many small bridges remain closed as the flood waters retreat and crews ready to inspect bridge conditions. Aaron is out to get a timeline on re-openings, and he’ll also let us know the best way to find out how much damage your shore town has sustained.

    Back in July, Carolyn Beeler told us about a federal regulation that will require insurance companies to make public their rate increases of 10 percent or more. Well, that oversight takes effect this week, so Carolyn will check in with providers.

    To really see how Irene affected our area, check out our before and after photos of the Wissahickon Creek instead of leaving it to your imagination.

    Look for these stories and more today, and listen for our NewsWorks Tonight report about Michael Vick’s new contract and his role in Philadelphia.

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