Economy League discusses post-incarceration employment, EPA hears hazardous waste testimony

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    As the 9/11 anniversary events come to an end, we’ll look at some preparedness follow-ups.

    Tom MacDonald will check in with Philadelphia’s first responders to see how they communicate with one another and Carolyn Beeler will take a look back at this weekend’s ramped up security efforts.

    Tom is also heading to a press conference where the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia will discuss its “Economic Benefits for Employing Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in Philadelphia” report.

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    Carolyn will attend the Environmental Protection Agency’s hearing on hazardous waste facilities, which some argue disproportionately affect minority and low income communities. The New Jersey Sierra Club will be at the day-long event to call for regulation changes.

    Peter Crimmins and Kim Paynter are heading to New Jersey to see where Philadelphia’s unused public art ends up. Look for a story later on what the city could look like with more installations.

    Have you met Michael Swanick yet? The sci-fi writer came to Philadelphia in 1973 and has called Roxborough home ever since. NewsWorks’ Jimmy Viola caught up with him for an interview.

    We’ve got those stories and more today, so stick close and don’t forget to tell us what you want to see on NewsWorks.

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