Good morning, Feeders! Watch out for that heat warning today. We’ll have a couple water-related stories to help keep you cool.
Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz will release an audit of the School District today. Tom MacDonald will be on hand later this morning as the “Report on Internal Control and on Compliance and Other Matters” is unveiled and Butkovitz offers the District some money management tips.
Tom is also heading to SEPTA’s “STOP Hunger At Your Station” food drive, which kicks off this afternoon at City Hall with an appearance by Mayor Michael Nutter.
The Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City, Clean Waters plan is underway as of today. Carolyn Beeler will tell us more about the 25-year, $2 billion plan for a green stormwater infrastructure.
Lizz Fiedler is heading to Camden to cover two stories there: the opening of Rutgers’ library for public use, and the city’s water shortage advisory. The water shortage comes after the weekend warning for residents to find some other way than fire hydrants to stay cool.
It’s sentencing day for Rabbi Saul Kassin of Brooklyn. Phil Gregory will have the details on the rabbi who pleaded guilty to March to his role in a money laundering scheme that was part of political corruption in New Jersey.
Today at noon, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will honor heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins at (where else?) the Rocky statue. Peter Crimmins is hoping to talk to Hopkins, who is the oldest fighter in boxing history to win a world title.
Look for these stories and more today on our hyperlocal Northwest Philly pages:
Expansions plans for Chestnut Hill Hospital are on track. Next up: pouring the foundations.
Kroc Center volunteers in East Fall recently took on an enormous task: building a playground. We’ve got a story and a photo gallery for you as volunteers worked piece-by-piece to bring the latest addition to the community center.