Morning News Roundup

    Like it or not, news still happens while you’re sleeping and we’re changing shifts. While it means more work for us, you, dear Feed readers, reap the benefits with this neatly packaged news roundup. Here’s a bit of what happened while you were snuggled up under the covers.


    Kensington CAPA High School hosted a meeting last night to encourage discussion around healthy eating in schools. Many ideas were tossed around, including axing the long tradition of candy-sale fundraisers to something healthier. The school hopes small CDC grants will help bring the plans to fruition [/]. And then there’s Philly mag’s idea to have professional chefs from the city cook in high school cafeterias.

    What’s more embarassing for Philadelphia than a PHA chief under investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office? Borrowing a PHA chief from New York City. Michael Kelly, general manager of the New York City Public Housing Authority, will take over for ousted Philly chief Carl Greene, who will be spending a lot of time in court. As if New Yorkers need another reason to think they’re better than us.

    Unemployement lines in New Jersey are expected to increase come 2011. Gov. Chris Christie announced yesterday the probability of cutting 1,200 jobs in the state come January. Government departments have already begun mapping out their layoffs.

    Due to some “minor glitches” with SEPTA’s new Silverliner V trains, the sale of the old models has been pushed back, PlanPhillly reports. The trains, which are designed to handle more riders than the current models, were taken off the tracks early last week for repairs, and have since been fixed. But until SEPTA can ensure everything is a-OK with the shiny new trains, the old clunkers will remain unsold.


    Oh yeah, and it’s raining today.

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