Good morning, Feeders! Welcome back to those of you who enjoyed a three-day weekend.
Philadelphia City Council was off yesterday, too, but Tom MacDonald will have a story today on the possibility of Council cutting out some holiday time.
Lizz Fiedler will have a story for us later on jury selection for the trial of two Philadelphia priests accused of sexual abuse and a monsignor charged with helping to cover it up.
Carolyn Beeler will have the details on how New Jersey is helping private residents protect their property against pine beetles, and an explanation on how Delaware has become the first state to streamline its acute care medical records.
Peter Crimmins will find out why Villanova University canceled a gay artist’s workshop, and how another artists uses a common breakfast ingredient to paint.
Phil Gregory is following N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s budget address, which you’ll be able to read all about on our NewsWorks New Jersey page.
We’ve heard about Philadelphia’s plan to require permits for those who feed the homeless in public, but much of the attention has focused on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Aaron Moselle spoke with Northwest Philadelphia residents and homeless outreach programs to get their reaction to the plan.