Jersey Shore businesses hopeful for pre-Sandy-size crowds; tense days for Philly schools

     Sunny weather attracts crowds to the beach in Belmar, N.J., on July 5, 2013. (Phil Gregory/for NewsWorks)

    Sunny weather attracts crowds to the beach in Belmar, N.J., on July 5, 2013. (Phil Gregory/for NewsWorks)

    There’s a lot on the line this weekend for businesses on the New Jersey Shore. And it’s been a tense week in Philadelphia as city and state officials work on a plan to deal with the school district’s $300 million shortfall. WHYY’s Tom MacDonald explains.

    There’s a lot on the line this weekend for the New Jersey Shore, as officials and business owners hope to lure visitors back at pre-Sandy levels.

    And it’s been a tense week for parents, teachers and 3,800 laid-off Philadelphia school district employees. City and state officials are working on a plan to deal with the district’s $300 million shortfall.

    WHYY reporter Tom MacDonald joins guest host Dave Davies for an update on both topics.

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