Time for political signs to come down, Fort Dix Five return to court

    Good morning, Feeders! It’s post-rapture Monday, which means we made it! Let’s celebrate with some news, shall we?

    With the Philadelphia primary over (except in the 2nd Councilmanic District, where tallying continues), the signs must go. Tom MacDonald will have a report for us on candidates’ plans to remove their promotional signs. Spot some signs that are still up in your neighborhood? Take a photo and Feed the Feed.

    Philadelphia will announce today plans to go smoke-free at rec centers, pools and playgrounds. Tom MacDonald is heading to Kingsessing Rec Center for the announcement. He’ll have the details on how the ban will be applied and enforced. A similar ban in New York City takes effect today.

    Two old headline-makers are back in the news. Alleged mob boss “Uncle Joe” Ligambi was arrested this morning and the Fort Dix Five are hoping to get their convictions overturned or win new trials. Susan Phillips will be at the 11 a.m. news conference for Ligambi, and Lizz Fiedler and Kim Paynter will head to court this afternoon for the Five’s hearing.

    And so the battle begins. How should libraries use ebooks? Peter Crimmins will look at the fight between HarperCollins and the Bordentown Library sparked by HarperCollins’ regulations that require libraries to repurchse ebooks after they’ve been checked out 26 times.

    Later today the National Physicians Alliance will release new recommendations for achieving affordable primary care. Carolyn Beeler will take a look at the suggestions to see what patients would need to forego to get cheaper care.

    Hankering for some hyperlocal? Take a look at some of today’s headlines:

    Dracula is coming to the Northwest. Maxwell Mansion is hosting a series of performances based on Bram Stoker’s famous character.

    This isn’t water aerobics. Retirees from Roxborough and East Falls have taken up dancing as a way to fill time, stay fit and socialize.

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