Council passes signage bill for East Market Street, experts modify breast-feeding recommendations

    Good morning, Feeders, and happy Friday!

    Looks Like East Market will get a little bit flashy. We’ll hear about plans for new signs on the corridor, as well as how Pennsylvania’s voter ID bill affects Philadelphians.

    Tom MacDonald is on Radio Times at 10 a.m. He and colleagues Marcia Gelbart of the Inquirer and Isaiah Thompson of City Paper will reflect on the year in City Council. Speaking of Council, Tom will explain members’ position on the police department’s approach to deportation laws.

    Pennsylvania’s voter ID bill is creeping toward Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. What does this mean for voting in Philadelphia? Tom’s out to get the details.

    Dave Davies takes a break from blogging to fill us in on the details of the bill that permits flashy signs on the darkest part of Market Street. He’ll also catch up with School District on some unresolved budget issues.

    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir swung by the Mann Center yesterday to invite the public to rehearse. And Mayor Michael Nutter did a little conducting. Peter Crimmins has the details there. He’s also breezing through City Hall today to go to the Department of Alternative Affairs. Never heard of it? That’s because it doesn’t exist. Stay tuned for more on that.

    Researchers have released new recommendations for what they say is the appropriate age at which children should stop breast-feeding. Carolyn Beeler will have more information on the guidelines and what they mean for mothers and babies.

    Who would choose to sleep in slave quarters? Someone interested in history, of course. Meet Joseph McGill. He spent last night at Cliveden.

    No trash can is particularly attractive, but they get the job done. But Chestnut Hill residents had some serious reservations about accepting the “ugly” Big Belly trash cans from the city.

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