Mural project targets housing issues, Pat Croce talks possible Sixers sale

    Good morning, Feeders and happy Friday! We’ll have more coverage for you of the agreement between Philadelphia and the School Reform Commission and what it means in terms of school funding.

    As we look at the tax hikes the city faces to help fund the District and fill its own budget gap, Dave Davies will take a look back at a time when the city was cutting taxes. Let’s wax nostalgic.

    Lizz Fiedler talked to Pat Croce last night about the potential Sixers sale in the works. We’ll hear from him later about his take on the looming deal with a young billionaire and what it could mean for the team.

    With Bloom Energy coming to Delaware, Susan Phillips will take a closer look at how it plans to create jobs and save energy with cells.

    Murals have transformed walls in Philadelphia, and now they’re transforming home. Peter Crimmins will share the story of the latest Mural Arts Program project that’s calling attention to the condition of Philadelphia housing.

    The Cooper Medical School of Rowan University has received its preliminary accreditation and can now begin recruiting students for the Fall 2012 school year. Carolyn Beeler will tell us all about the program and what to expect.

    Here’s what’s brewing today in the Northwest:

    Plans to extend Fairmount Park into East Mt. Airy are moving forward, and City Council will vote soon to decide if the Park can take over a patch of land near Stenton Avenue and Cresheim Valley Drive.

    Also on the development front is the continued planning of the Manayunk Bridge Trail. Neigbors gathered last night for a public meeting to share ideas about how to revitalize the trail across the Manayunk Bridge.

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