PIFA coming to an end, New Jersey moves closer to bath salt ban

    Good morning, Feeders! Thursday means it’s time for City Coucil’s general meeting, which Tom MacDonald will report from. We’ve also got some coverage of PHA policy coming your way.

     

    Councilman Bill Green today will announce a resolution encouraging Philadelphia union representatives to share innovative ideas for saving on health care costs. Tom will report, as some unions share details on their cost-saving plans.

    PIFA is almost over, which means part of Broad Street is shutting down. As he wraps up coverage of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Peter Crimmins will bring us more details about the grand finale festival on Broad Street this weekend.

    Bath salts could be officially banned in New Jersey. Phil Gregory will be at today’s Division of Consumer Affairs press conference for an announcement about the meth-like substance.

    Alfred “Ernie” Schuyler now has a rare fungus named after him. Carolyn Beeler has the details on how the Philadelphia botanist came to share his name with lichen found on only boulder in Pennsylvania.

    Remember all those Philadelphia election candidates who hadn’t filed with the Board of Ethics? Most have done so now, thanks in part to Dave Davies calling them out. He’ll have an update later.

    We’ve got even more coming your way on the Feed, and don’t forget to check out our recap of last night’s 8th Council District debate.

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