East Falls residents react to city’s development plan, Camden deals with major fires during heat wave

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    What’s Camden so hot about? Recent fires there have the cash-strapped city and fire department on edge, and summer hasn’t even officially begun. Lizz Fiedler was in Camden today to talk to residents about the 12- and 8-alarm blazes made harder to extinguish by the city’s tapped fire hydrants.

    East Falls residents say they feel pushed around by plans to move the Philadelphia Police Department’s Special Victims Unit facility to the neighborhood. As NewsWorks/PlanPhilly reporter Amy Z. Quinn will tell us, plans have been in the works for months, but residents were out of the loop until this week.

    Residents in South Philadelphia are finding out what happens to a community center when it no longer has a community to support. After 83 years, the Stiffel Center near Sixth and Porter streets faces closure.

    Just how much do sleep and weight correlate? Lari Robling of WHYY’s FIT series will tell us how sleep can help maintain weight.

    Live from Philadelphia (and Swarthmore, Conshohocken and Wilmington) comes the Chuttle. It’s a Nissan Xterra outfitted to look like NASA’s shuttle Atlantis, which will take off from Cape Canaveral July 8. Four friends are driving the Chuttle to Florida to the launch and raising money along the way for wounded soldiers.

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