Occupy Philly prepres for general strike, 30th Street Station’s public space is unveiled

    Good morning, Feeders! At noon today, Occupy Philly is asking people to participate in a 99-minute general strike. Who will do it, and what qualifies a success? Tom MacDonald will find out.

    Tom’s got two other stories in the works for us: another round of redistricting discussions in City Council and a preview of tonight’s School Reform Commission meeting about its facilities plan.

    Peter Crimmins is headed to 30th Street Station for the unveiling of a public space on Market Street. We’ll hear what the public has chosen for a name, and check out some of the amenities.

    You’ll soon be able to get over-the-counter versions of some very common medications. Carolyn Beeler will explain to us which blockbuster drugs will become more widely available and why. She’ll also check out a discussion later this morning about foster care in Pennsylvania and the possibility of extending those services for people up to age 21.

    Work is finally underway at Manayunk’s Venice Island. There will be multiple phases of construction before the combined green and recreational space is ready, but yesterday’s groundbreaking included an announcement about an underground storage tank that will prevent stormwater runoff into the Schuylkill.

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