Long wait for DROP hearings, sleeping on the train proves to be a photo opportunity

    Measles and property taxes topped today’s news, but there was plenty more in between. Our daily recap has the list of headlines you should check out, and some others not worth exploring further.

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    It’ll be awhile before City Council schedules time for DROP hearings. Don’t look for them before the May 17 primary. At the Council meeting today, President Anna Verna there just isn’t enough time: “I don’t know when we will be able to deal with DROP right now. When would we fit it in?

    First Person Arts Story Slam is a regular event in Philadelphia. But the Philadelphia Festival of the Arts drew storytellers from around the country Wednesday night to share their funny, sad and embarrassing stories on stage at the Kimmel Center. You can check out some of the stories Peter Crimmins filmed.

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    Social media enthusiasts in Wilmington have a goal: have 100% of downtown businesses “geo-indexed” on sites like Facebook, Four Square and Gowalla. They’ll be canvassing businesses this Saturday to explain to merchants how important a web presence is for attracting customers.

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    Oh, how we all love to doze off on the ride to and from work. One guy took advantage of the situation, snapping cell phone photos under a woman’s dress as she snoozed on the R5. Fortunately for her, an off-duty SEPTA officer happened to catch the whole thing.

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    What does the Johnson & Johnson CEO have to say about the companies dozens of recalls? They’re unacceptable he said, at a shareholders meeting today, where he discussed new manufacturing policies.

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