Public comments on School District budget request, Tastykakes change hands

    Happy hump day, Feeders! Vince Fumo’s lawyers are heading back to court, but the big story today is the School District of Philadelphia budget. Public comment at City Council’s meeting begins this afternoon. Tom MacDonald will let us know what parents have to say about the District seeking at least $75 million from the city.

     

    It could be awhile before Philadelphia’s Republican mayoral candidate is determined, but that hasn’t stopped opponents Karen Brown and John Featherman from making the rounds. We’ll hear more about the race from Lizz Fiedler.

    Let’s meet the new owners of Tastykake. Tom MacDonald will let us know what to expect from our Krimpets now that they’re under Georgian ownership.

    Moore College of Art is helping increase the literacy rate in Philadelphia’s young students through photography. Peter Crimmins will have the story of a gallery exhibit featuring photos and the accompanying stories compiled by the students.

    Here’s what you can read today on our hyperlocal pages:

    A high school coming to Roxborough will host students recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. The school will open in September inside (but independent of) the Mishkan Shalom Synagogue.

    Fifth graders at A. B. Day School are working on a campaign against dogfighting. The project will be a culmination of many visits from pets and animal welfare activists and organizations.

    Coming soon on our Germantown/West Oak Lane page: A profile of a man who delivers morning doughnuts to homeless people around Philadelphia.

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