Governor Corbett was at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Elementary School in Northeast Philadelphia yesterday, touting the new system of “Independent Mission” schools that are in their first year of matriculation since reorganization last year amid the local Archdiocese’s upheaval. CBS Philly reports
Philly.com reports another insult to Philadelphia’s firefighters, as the City has announced it will not appeal an arbitration award handed to Philadelphia police. The City claims the award to the police department differs from that awarded to the firemen, which it is fighting, as it contains “significant structural improvements” that allow for savings elsewhere. The president of D.C. 33, which represents the city’s firefighters, says that while he is not against the Police Department getting raises, “The mayor should be fair to everybody. I’ve been saying he’s a dictator. I guess dictators need police protection.”
The Lebanon Daily News reports that central Pennsylvania elementary school has suspended a girl, labeling her a “terrorist threat,” after the 5 year-old threatened to shoot someone with her bubble gum. The girl’s family is filing suit.