PHA issues refunds to managers, new lines proposed for 7th Councilmanic District

    Good morning, Feeders! The Philadelphia Soul is practicing on Market Street today, but don’t let that distract you from other things like Philadelphia Housing Authority managers being refunded for donations they were pressured to make.

    Tom MacDonald will have more information about the PHA refunds. They were made to an employees’ group under the leadership of former PHA head Carl Greene.

    Are Catholic Schools coming back to Philadelphia? Private Catholic school provider Cristo Rey plans to open a school at the site of former Our Lady of Hope school at Broad and Duncannon streets. Susan Philips is following that story, as well as the news of Martin Luther King High School’s new designation as a Promise Academy.

    Philadelphia’s 7th Councilmanic District is the most gerrymandered in the country, according to data-based reports. Today, Lizz Fiedler will check out current district lines and new ones proposed today at the Latino Lines Redistricting Coalition press conference.

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    Phil Gregory will have more information on a proposal in New Jersey to create a state-level panel on Alzheimer’s.

    The Gallery is gearing up for more temporary arts space. Students from the University of the Arts will be using some empty storefronts for their installations. Peter Crimmins will check out what the students have planned.

    Sen. Bob Casey wants more information on drug shortages. Carolyn Beeler will look at which drugs are hard to come by and why, and who’s feeling the effects.

    Some changes are coming to the MCAT in 45 years. Carolyn is talking to experts about the changes, which will make the test longer.

    And of course, the Philadelphia Soul is practicing today on Market Street near 17th around noon. Stop by for a peek, or check back with us later. Our multimedia producer Kim Paynter will be on the scene.


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