Philadelphia’s budget makes it debut, city plans to auction items

    Good morning, Feeders, and happy Thursday! Things are getting strange at the tail end of the week. There’s an adults-only swim club on the table, an NFL lockout is in the works and soon you can buy Philadelphia’s old crap at a government flea market.
    Tom MacDonald and Dave Davies are on Philadelphia budget patrol today. Unlike the school district’s, it’s being touted as a better-than-expected situation.

    Lizz Fiedler is talking to the head of municibid, the government auction site. Many municipalities participate, and Philadelphia’s getting in on the action April 1. You’ll be able to bid on the city’s old junk. Oh, the possibilities…

    Peter Crimmins and Carolyn Beeler are both off to the Philadelphia Flower Show today. They’ll have some interesting features for us Friday and Saturday.

    Carolyn is also checking into a pilot program Pennsylvania is taking part in that trains doctors to spot warning signs of financial fraud in their elderly patients. During the whole seven minutes they spend with the doctor, patients can now expect questions about their home and financial situation. We’ve got some questions ourselves about how the program works.

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    We’ll bring you plenty of more news today on the Feed, so stick with us. And Feed the Feed to tell us what types of items from the City of Philadelphia you’d like to bid on.


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