Happy Friday, Feeders! This is the first weekend since Mayor Michael Nutter, D.A. Seth Williams and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey stood in Dilworth Plaza and announced their plan for dealing with teen violence. Some rec centers are open later, more police will be patrolling and the curfew is earlier. A few days from now, we’ll see how it all worked.
Lizz Fiedler will have details on those overtime costs to the city as she also reaches out to some neighborhood leaders taking action against their own quality of life problems.
Maiken Scott is heading to a homeless shelter run by teens. She’ll get the history of the shelter and the stories of the teens who work there and the people they help.
As we head into the weekend, look for more information about a move to downsize the Pennsylvania legislature, and how feasible an idea it is, and a story about how researchers are using gene therapy to treat cancer.
Petition challenges to Brian Rudnick and Jim Foster will go before a judge today. The two 8th Council District candidates want the other booted from the ballot for what they say are invalid signatures, and Foster’s claim that Rudnick cannot run as the Green Party candidate.
What weekend stories are you most interested in? Is your interest all about flashmobs, or would you rather hear about something else? Feed the Feed.