Philadelphia police announce new crime strategy, Perzel will enter guilty plea

    Good morning readers! We’ll have updates for you today on the guilty plea expected from former Pa. Rep. John Perzel and the Philadelphia Police Department’s new strategy for connecting with neighborhoods and preventing crime.

    Tom MacDonald will have the full details for us on the PPD’s new approach, before heading to the Zoning Board of Adjustment this afternoon where neighbors and politicians will appeal a permit issued for a methadone clinic in Holmesburg.

    Aaron Moselle is checking in with shore towns to find out whether your Labor Day weekend can be salvaged or if Hurricane Irene did too much damage.

    Lizz Fiedler will have more information on our about former Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua and his lawyers’ plans for his testimony in the trial for the monsignor, priests and teacher charged with sexual abuse and cover-ups.

    As the region gears up for the 9/11 anniversary, Peter Crimmins will head to Temple University’s Tyler School of Art to find out how silence brings people together.

    Taunya English has two healthcare stories for us rolled into one: the end of the COBRA subsidy and the sixth-month anniversary of the end of adultBasic. She’ll catch us up on the details.

    We’ve got these and more stories for you today, plus a NewsWorks Tonight feature on another PPD safety initiative.

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