City Council back in session, Nutter makes crime announcement

    Good morning, Feeders! We’ve got lots of news for you today, but the biggest stories happen to be coming out of Philadelphia City Hall.

    City Council is back in session. Tom MacDonald will be in chambers as the new group gets to work. First order of business? A proposal to keep bars open later.

    And Mayor Michael Nutter has a big announcement planned. This afternoon, Lizz Fiedler will attend his news conference about city crime and efforts to reduce it.
    Tom MacDonald will also take a look at City Controller’s Alan Butkovitz’s warning to the School District of Philadelphia.

    Maiken Scott will have details on a city plan for mental health first aid and the most recent homeless counts in New Jersey counties.

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    While Emma Jacobs looks at climbing poverty rates in some neighborhoods, Peter Crimmins is headed to PAFA to see an exhibit from former student Henry O. Tanner, an African American painter who studied there in the late 19th century.

    On Radio Times this morning, hear more from Zoe Strauss as the artist sits down with host Marty Moss-Coane to discuss Strauss’ work in South Philly. That’s at 11 a.m. on WHYY-FM.

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