Pennsylvania organization helps military kids, red-light cameras under the microscope

    Good morning, Feeders! Are red-light cameras preventing accidents or padding cities’ revenues? Does it matter if it means offenders pay for their violations? Tom MacDonald will look at tri-state red-light camera programs and whether municipalities think they’re effective.

    Tom is also checking in on legislation proposed by Councilman Bill Green and Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez that would give new businesses a break by eliminating Philadelphia’s business privilege tax.

    As Peter Crimmins works on a terrifying Halloween story for us, Maiken Scott will look at cuts to community services for people with autism and a Schnecksville, Pa., organization providing services to children of military members.

    With construction underway at Bakers Center off Hunting Park Avenue, officials are looking for possible tenants for the shopping center at the former Tasty Baking Co. site. That process will continue at a meeting later this week.

    We’ve got that and more for you today, plus extra interviews on NewsWorks Tonight.

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