Camden soliciting homeowners, Parking Authority continues customer service initiative

    Good morning, Feeders! The Philadelphia Parking Authority today will announce more plans to further its customer service. No, they’re not going to stop writing tickets. Tom MacDonald will have details on that before heading to Port Richmond where Mayor Michael Nutter will talk about a plan for reducing blighted and vacant properties.

    Lizz Fiedler is going back to Camden. Always looking to improve, the city now has plans to recruit home buyers as part of a partnership with some of the area’s biggest employers. But before crossing the river, Lizz is checking in with Center City restaurants that have been supplying Occupy Philly members with their leftovers.

    Peter Crimmins will check out some SEPTA documents the authority is making public, but first he’ll have to get a history lesson. As he’ll explain, no one can view the documents without first learning about their origin.

    Many new health reforms have been suggested recently: HPV vaccines for boys, and changes to pap smears and prostate screenings. When do those recommendations begin to affect us? Carolyn Beeler will learn which recommendations get implemented and when our health care providers pick up on them.

    There’s been a flurry of changes at the School Reform Commission, with the appointments of Wendell Pritchett, Lorene Cary and Feather Houstoun coming rapid-fire. Who are these people, anyway? Today, meet Lorene Cary. The East Falls resident, novelist and arts organization founder had a little Q&A with NewsWorks partner Philadelphia Weekly.

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