Monday brought us Mayor Michael Nutter’s response to closed-door charter school negotiations and more endorsement for 8th District Council candidate Cindy Bass. Tonight and tomorrow bring royal wedding mania and the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Here’s all the good stuff in between:
Mayor Michael Nutter has ordered Philadelphia’s chief integrity officer to look into the Martin Luther King High School contract shuffle. We’ve got video from Nutter’s press conference this afternoon.
An effort to protect bats in Pennsylvania from a hibernation-related disease, the bats fell prey to raccoons. Carolyn Beeler has the full story on white noise syndrome and how specialists are trying to preserve the bat population.
A Rutgers-Camden student is helping his classmates and others looking for work beef up their credentials with powerful resumes. The student’s website uses and algorithm to evaluate and grade your uploaded resume, then offers a variety of free tips and paid rewrites from a pro.
Lots of buzz:
It’s Philly Tech Week. If printer smashing and hacking aren’t your thing, check out the buzz surrounding OpenDataPhilly.org. In the City of Philadelphia’s effort to go digital, organizations and private companies have developed a website and submitted data like test scores and campaign funds available to the public.
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It’s dirty, it’s persistent and it’s in front of your house. It’s litter, and Pottstown officials are considering a law that would require homeowners to clean up the trash on the street in front of their houses. Arguments ensue about whether homeowners need more responsibilities.