Deadline for natural gas drillers, report on clergy abuse evaluated

    Good morning, Feeders! We’re due for more rain today, so it’s the perfect opportunity for Tom MacDonald to hang out in the City Council meetings. You never know how things can go there, but now we’ve got a handful of members on their way out. This could get wild.

    A new report on clergy sexual abuse says sexual freedom, not celibacy, could be a driving factor. Lizz Fiedler will have full coverage today on the study, what it means and the impact it could have. Look for the report here, and at 6 p.m. on NewsWorks Tonight.

    Natural gas drilling companies are up against an important deadline: find an alternative for the discharge of wastewater. Susan Phillips will let us know what actions are being taken.

    Susan will also have information from a business report evaluating the state of Pennsylvania schools as they face millions in cuts.

    The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance has released a report on the area’s cultural engagement index. Peter Crimmins talk to folks at the Alliance about the improvement in the city’s cultural engagement.

    In New Jersey, Phil Gregory is covering a taskforce hearing on how to improve achievement in schools.

    University of Pennsylvania students have begun their move-out. Which means people looking for treasures will begin dumpster diving. Peter will cruise through campus to see what’s up for grabs. A more formal sale will take place June 4 when the leftovers are organized and sold at a warehouse.

    Check out the feature story on our East Falls/Roxborough/Manayunk page about the four teachers filing race-bias suits against a former Mifflin Elementary School principal.

    Philadelphia’s homeless headcount this week. Maiken Scott will talk about how the city is assessing the homeless population and finding assistance for those who need it most.

    Two of our hyperlocal editors are holding office hours today. Catch East Falls/Roxborough/Manayunk editor Megan Pinto at the Kroc Center from 10 a.m. to noon and Germantown/West Oak Lane Editor Patrick Cobbs at Linda’s Flower Cafe from 1 :30 to 3 p.m. Stop by to talk with them about the neighborhood and our coverage of it.

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