Cigarettes to get new packaging, strike could affect Philadelphia’s sandwiches

    Good morning, Feeders! Let’s start the week off right with updates on education funding, unemployment and pension plan negotiations. We’ll toss in a strike, too.

    Tom MacDonald will take a look at one of the discussions from the U.S. Conference of Mayors that looks at jobs in major cities. He’ll have some numbers for us on how nearby cities will look in 2020.

    Tensions are mounting in New Jersey where state union employees and legislators have been going back and forth about how to alter and regulate pensions and benefits. Phil Gregory will have the latest.

    The Barnes is just about ready to leave Lower Merion. Peter Crimmins will talk to folks about their last chance to see the Barnes in its original location. On the theater front, Peter is out to get the latest on the Bucks County Playhouse, which still needs a buyer.

    Cigarette package warnings could get more graphic soon. Taunya English will update us on when we can expect to see graphic imagery on the butts’ packaging, and keep us informed about the most recent federal regulations of tobacco.

    What does the Amoroso’s strike mean for your afternoon cheesesteak? We’re heading to Southwest Philly to talk to some of the drivers.

    Do we have some future Phillies in out midst? The Mt. Airy Giants and Mt. Airy Cardinals won their AAA and AA games over the weekend.

    Miss some coverage last week? Let us catch you up. Here are the top five stories from last week in East Falls, Roxborough and Manayunk.

    We know you wouldn’t have dared miss the West Oak Lane Jazz Fest. But in case you want to catch up, review our live blog and photo gallery.

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