PIFA directors recap the festival, candidates squeeze in last-minute campaigning

    Happy Friday the 13th, Feeders! No eerie stories for you today (unless you count the usual political subjects), but we’re working on some great pieces and weekend features.

     

    Check out Tom MacDonald’s story from late yesterday about Philadelphia’s approach to panhandlers, and look for coverage from Tom later today on the Dad Vail Regatta.

    So about this mayoral race…? Lizz Fiedler is checking in on the Democratic mayoral primary. Nutter’s campaigning hard this weekend, but where is Milton Street?

    PIFA is now just a distant memory, but a fond one for many. Peter Crimmins will catch us up on how the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts went and whether it’ll be back.

    Phil Gregrory is looking at privatized horse racing in New Jersey to determine if the industry would be sustainable.

    Jen Howard is talking to Tokyo Fresh. The New Jersey-based rapper will be in Philadelphia Sunday for the Walk Against Hate, where he’ll speak out against bullying.

    Here’s what’s coming up on our Northwest Philly pages:

    East Falls: Philadelphia University students built a shelter for Haiti’s homeless.

    Germantown: Where in the world did the boxes and records in Germantown Settlement go?

    8th District Race: Asking candidates about ensuring money doesn’t influence votes

    Feed the Feed: Talk to us about what you want to see covered today. Is there any particular candidate who’s made a strong campaigning effort in your neighborhood?

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