Morning News Roundup – January 30, 2013


The Philly Inquirer reports that methadone clinics, facilities that use a strong opioid to treat those addicted to opiates, are generating widespread opposition in NE Philadelphia. 


The AFCSME local 2186, Philadelphia’s chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, is suing Mayor Michael Nutter over his inclusion of furloughs in the city’s new contract offer, a measure they say is unconstitutional. The Philadelphia Public Record reports.


TechnicallyPhilly reports on a new computer-aided dispatch system that is expected to improve response time for emergency services on the campuses of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.

About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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