President’s fracking commission calls for local action, USS Arthur Radford now part of the sea

    Good morning, feeders! Later today, we’ll have video of the USS Arthur Radford’s descent into the sea. The battleship was sunk last night to become an artificial reef off the coasts of Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware.

    In the meantime, Tom MacDonald is tracking down what could be Philadelphia’s third mayoral candidate for the general election, and catching up with the Pension Board for its hearing.


    Lizz Fiedler is after more details on Lanuel Ferguson, whose resignation as Camden’s police director was announced yesterday, just a month after his appointment. And one of Philadelphia’s entertainment icons is getting ready to leave the city. Anyone who still rents DVDS might want to pay attention.

    If you use the Spring Garden Street bike lanes, you’ll be happy to hear it’s now a green wave. That means you’re less likely to have to stop for red lights. Peter Crimmins will see what the green wave is all about.

    Carolyn Beeler will get some state and local officials’ reactions to the president’s fracking commission report, and talk to Penn researchers about their breakthrough in using gene therapy for cancer patients.

    The Youth Study Center will stay in East Falls for two more years, but when it’s gone, neighbors want a better idea of what will replace it. The East Falls Community Council is looking for a future development that would be more beneficial to the neighborhood.

    Pennell Elementary at Nedro and Ogontz avenues is one of the schools the district has dropped from its Reniassance initiative. The school would have received $1 million in funding, lengthened the school day and year and replaced half the staff.

    We’ll have these stories and more, plus additional coverage on NewsWorks Tonight, which starts at 6 p.m. on 90.9 FM.

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