Tom MacDonald reports on the future plans of six Philadelphia City Council members who are retiring. Taunya English learns why African-Americans develop high blood pressure more often and at earlier ages than other populations. We also hear about the new Pennsylvania law that bans texting on cell phones while driving, which will override a tougher city ordinance. Ever wonder what Santas do in the off season? Peter Crimmins finds the answer. Derrick Pitts reviews the year in astronomy and surveys the winter night sky. And in his Centre Square commentary, Chris Satullo reflects on a holiday trend that’s both a bit hopeful and a bit ironic.