Good morning, Feeders! To combat the dreary winter weather, we’ve got some interesting news stories for you today, including an unofficial slogan for Philadelphia.
Mayor Michael Nutter today will host a press conference detailing some NCAA sports competitions coming to Philadelphia. Tom MacDonald will cover that.
Relatedly, Dave Davies has picked up on Nutter’s new unofficial slogan for Philadelphia, which he’s been heard tossing around at events: “Philly, it’s just better.” It’s a bit dressier than the city’s “Life, Liberty and You” official slogan, but not as fun as WHYY’s Shai Ben-Yaacov’s suggestion: “Life, Liberty and Yous.”
Jen Howard this morning will be on hand for the announcement of a grant from the Philadelphia Foundation to the Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians of the Philadelphia Corporation of Aging. The fund will provide low-income seniors with heat, food and medicine for the winter.
Peter Crimmins is at the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, where the ongoing tour guide licensing dispute continues.
A study shows nursing home closures and bed decreases are up, especially in poor areas. Carolyn Beeler will see how Philly stacks up to these statistics, and what it means for elderly health care.
Meggan Kole is tracking a story on hoarding, which may soon get its own classification as a disorder instead of being lumped in with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Feed the Feed to tell us what you think of these stories, and what you think Philadelphia’s slogan should be.