Raccoon legislation returns to Council, more pleas due in Gosnell case

    Good morning, Feeders! It’s a busy Thursday in City Council. Tom MacDonald is tracking three bills, including the ongoing debate about who’s responsible for raccoon patrol in Philadelphia.

    Taunya English will spend the day in court, where another co-defendant in the Kermit Gosnell abortion clinic case is set to plead guilty. Today’s plea comes from someone who didn’t have a medical license.

    Lizz Fiedler is going to the Linc, but it’s not for football. She’ll catch up with vets attending a job fair about their progress in finding work and what’s available to them after returning home from service.

    Did you know you could drink coffee out of a mug made from Marcellus Shale clay? Peter Crimmins will have more details on an exhibit at Temple University. Timed with a symposium on fracking, an artist will display ceramics made from clay collected from Marcellus.

    The School District of Philadelphia announced last night plans to close nine schools. The recommended closings are part of a larger scale facilities master plan. See if your school is on the list.

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