Philadelphia’s pools open today, Shale companies spending big on road repairs

    Good morning, Feeders! Philadelphia’s public pools open today, so here’s hoping the weather holds out for a good cannonball or two. Until then, we’ll have the latest for you on school spending, shale spending and goats.


    Tom MacDonald will be on hand for the official opening of the city’s pools, then he’s off to examine how the School District of Philadelphia will spend its extra $53 million.

    Speaking of spending, Susan Phillips will look into a report on spending by Pennsylvania’s shale companies. Numbers show big bucks have been spent on road repairs.

    Are goats the new trend? Peter Crimmins will talk to a local goat farmer and the folks behind a new goat meat cookbook about the animal’s health benefits.

    We’re going inside the Wanamaker organ. In honor of the organ’s 100th birthday, we’ll take a tour of the instrument’s depths. Stay tuned for photos.

    Carolyn Beeler will have a feature for us later on sea level changes, what causes them and what they mean for our area.

    In Roxborough, it looks likely an old auto body shop will be razed to make way for new homes. We’ve got the details on the plans and the city’s approach to changing the zoning to accommodate a new type of development.

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