News chase

    Good morning, Feeders! We’re back into our routine here at NewsWorks, which means your daily dose of news breakdown is on its way. Here are some things we’re chasing this morning, and a few we’re not.


    Le Bec Fin is staying open. After a plan to close, the popular French restaurant will remain open, but may be run by the head chef, instead of owner Georges Perrier. Arts & Culture reporter Peter Crimmins will bring us more about the owner/chef partnership.

    With things at City Hall still slow after the holiday, there’s seemingly little for Mayor Nutter to do. Does that mean he’ll sign the living wage bill City Council has already passed? Tom MacDonald will get more information.

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    Tom will also look into what’s happening at the Navy Yard. With ground constantly being broken on one thing or another, Tom’s aiming to get an overview of plans for the district, which is larger than Center City.

    It’s the first New Year since restaurants starting listing caloric counts on menus. What does this mean for resolutions? Health & Science reporter Carolyn Beeler will talk to some folks about if and how the numbers will affect them.

    And it wouldn’t be the news chase without letting you in on a couple items we’re passing on today:

    A bill providing health benefits to Sept. 11 first responders has been signed into law after much delay. It’s an important story, but one we feel has been covered enough already.

    Some neighborhoods in the lower part of Northeast Philadelphia show the most significant increase in poverty, according to the 2010 Census. Some reports have already been filed on that, and the data is new. The statistics might require some more time and analysis to see just what kind of significance the information has.

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