Philadelphia reveals Central Delaware masterplan, Latino festival name change creates tension

    This evening, Philadelphians will get their first real look at the city’s master plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront. Years in the making, the plan will affect the many neighborhoods that sit adjacent to the Delaware River between Allegheny and Oregon avenues. To kick off tonight’s show, reporter Lizz Fiedler will tells us more about the plan.

    What began with a name change has some of Philadelphia’s Latino communities on edge. Peter Crimmins will have the full story for us about a change to what’s come to be known as the Puerto Rican festival, and how communities have become divided over the more recently named Latino Arts & Culture Festival.

    Philadelphia City Council today weighed a bill that would draw up stricter regulations of lead paint for property owners looking to rent. Tom MacDonald will have the full report for us on what landlords could have in store for them.

    We hear often about deposit sites where business owners and residents can drop off their old electronics for safe recycling. But how do we know where these items end up? Carolyn Beeler talked with an expert about how to spot the legit electronic recycling centers and locations.

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