Funding on the line for local school districts, Fumo lawyers prepare for another day in court

    Good morning, Feeders! Red Cross blood drive workers are on strike and we’re waiting on some decisions about school funding in Philadelphia and New Jersey. Expect an interesting Tuesday.

    Tom MacDonald is on school duty today. He’ll be in City Hall for the School District of Philadelphia budget transportation before heading over to Cherry Hill for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall.

    Speaking of Christie, Phil Gregory will have complete coverage for us on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling about state funding to schools.

    Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett is also making a local appearance. The guv is heading to National Label Company in Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County, where Lizz Fiedler will catch up with him about the budget.

    Lawyers for former State Sen. Vince Fumo are heading back to court tomorrow for a conviction appeal. Susan Phillips will tell us what to expect.

    Carolyn Beeler has been out talking with Red Cross blood drive workers about their strike. She’ll share the details with us from the morning picket before heading to an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing on mercury emissions.

    The first Cuban dance troupe to arrive in the U.S. since the Cuban embargo was lifted is coming to Philadelphia. Peter Crimmins is speaking this morning with organizers to find out more about the performances and the dancers.

    Here’s what’s bubbling right now on our hyperlocal pages:

    Photos from the Penn Charter prom

    More details on changes coming to the Route 35 bus loop

    Students in East Mt. Airy and West Oak Lane take the stage for the Finely Rec Center talent show

    We’re also sending two of our interns to the Campus Philly Opportunity Fair at Temple University today. Let’s hope they come back. Mayor Michael Nutter will join to grad school programs, employers and nonprofits as they display their post-grad opportunities to recent alumni.

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