Good morning, Feeders! It’s Valentine’s weekend, so don’t forget to check in with the Feed for the latest in love (and no love) news, including our additions to #whyilovephilly. The only thing better than the Feed is a love-infused Feed.
Tom MacDonald has a busy day ahead of him. He’s after more information on Councilman Frank DiCicco’s plans for an upscale pool hall in the 1st District and some comments from Mayor Michael Nutter about the School District’s budget.
Susan Philips is parsing the responses from the District Attorney and the Archdiocese about other priests potentially involved in inappropriate acts with children. The DA says as many as 30 other priests have legitimate accusations against them. The Archdiocese is implying there are no accusations against active parish priests. What’s the difference, and are there more revelations to come?
Dave Davies wants to talk to Philadelphia’s unions about cutbacks and what they think they should be doing (if anything) to help the city climb out of the budget hole.
Have you been to DropRIzzo.com? Don’t worry, there’s nothing there. Because the West Philadelphia ward leader who purchased the domain hasn’t been able to round up a team to create an actual site. Time willing, Dave Davies will look further into this.
Peter Crimmins is finishing up some great features, and working on a few things for Monday, including a Rutgers professor who uncovered 19th century personal ads, and is comparing them with present-day personals and social network connections.
Carolyn Beeler is doing some research to determine if a Delaware County court can, in fact, choose surgery for an injured teenage wrestler despite his parents’ wishes to treat him herbally.
Carolyn will also bring us more information on a study that says not all breast cancer patients need their lymph nodes removed. Doctors have been getting panicked calls all week.
Feed the Feed, readers, to tell us what caught your eye today, and which of these stories is your #whyilovephilly.