School District to meet with SEPTA, fuel prices impact travel

    Good morning, Feeders! We’re sliding into the holiday weekend with stories about high gas prices and a cab surcharge. Stick close for the day’s stories so you don’t embarrass yourself on the beach this weekend with your lack of headline knowledge.

    High gas prices, toll hikes and cab surcharges — there’s a lot standing in the way of your summer vacation. Tom MacDonald will have a story for us on how gas prices are affecting local travel plans.

    SEPTA and School District of Philadelphia officials will meet today to discuss if and how the authority can help students get to school. The talk comes in the wake of more district budget news, which includes possible transportation funding cuts. Lizz Fiedler will let us know what comes out of the meeting.

    Gone are the days of free swim lessons for the sake of public safety. After two teenagers drowned this week in Northeast Philadelphia and New Jersey, Monika Zaleska will find out who’s teaching kids the rules of the water.

    There’s a lot you can find in a dumpster. Especially if the items are former furnishings of Ivy Leaguers. Peter Crimmins will talk to us about treasures found in this year’s University of Pennsylvania move-out.

    As nominations for the New Jersey Supreme Court move forward, Phil Gregory will bring us a preview of the likely candidates and what to expect from the proceedings.

    AstraZeneca has announced plans to stop paying doctors to attend its conferences — a move other pharma companies could follow. Carolyn Beeler will find out how this impacts conference attendance, doctors’ wallets and hospitals’ tabs.

    Feed the Feed: Tell us what news you want to kick-start the weekend with. Is is shore, travel and light news you’re looking for, or are you not yet in vacation mode?

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