Radiation high in Philadelphia water, Tina Fey comes to the Free Library

    Happy Monday, Feeders! As City Council budget hearings continue today, the police and fire departments get ready to make their cases. Ramsey already has a raise, and the Local 22 endorsed Milton Street for mayor, so things could get interesting.


    Tom MacDonald will keep an eye on the budget hearing. In the meantime, he’s looking for more details on Tastykake, which has been purchased by a Georgia company. Is a peach Tastykake on the way?

    This afternoon at the Convention Center is a homeowners counseling session. Susan Philips will be there to see that kind of help is available for homeowners who need help.

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    Tina Fey is coming home tomorrow. The Upper Darby native’s appearance at the Free Library Central Branch is filled to capacity, and so is the spill-over at Moore. Peter Crimmins will have more details on Fey’s appearance.

    Lizz Fielder is heading to Mount Holly where Olympic gold-medalist Carl Lewis may announce he’s running for the New Jersey Senate. She’s also checking up on the latest dogfighting bust in Grays Ferry.

    Just how bad is the radiation in Philadelphia’s water? It’s high by national standards, but pretty safe. Taunya English will look at the latest EPA numbers, and compare them to those released by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

    Feed the Feed: It’s time to weight on this morning’s chase. Share your thoughts, tips and questions with us.

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