Occupy Philly convenes general assembly, baseball gets muddy

    Good morning, Feeders, and happy Friday! Occupy Philly is still at City Hall, and today at noon marks the protesters’ general assembly meeting. Lizz Fiedler will be there to track the movement’s growth and find out what’s next.

    Lizz will also have more details for us on some pretty heavy changes coming to West Market Street and JFK Boulevard. As part of traffic study, the left-most lane of both roads will be closed to vehicle traffic for the next couple weeks, making way for bikes and pedestrians. Lizz will have specifics.

    Louis Farrakhan returns to Philadelphia this weekend for the 16th-anniversary of the Million Man March. Dave Davies will catch us up on the minister’s renewed plans for urban communities.

    The Phillies play tonight, and there will be plenty of mud-slinging. Carolyn Beeler and producer Todd Vachon have been hard at work to get the story on baseballs and the mud that helps the Phils (and the rest of the MLB) keep a good grip.

    Chestnut Hill finally has its Big Belly trash cans. After several meetings and concern about germs on the handles, the solar compactors now dot Germantown Avenue.

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