Daily Dec Roundup – Feb. 5th, 2015

Councilman Curtis Jones. Photo: phlcouncil.com

Councilman Curtis Jones. Photo: phlcouncil.com

 

 

Councilman Jones wants Philly bars and restaurants to install exterior cameras

Tricia L. Nadolny, The Inquirer

– Responding to the death of Shane Montgomery – who drowned in the Schuylkill after leaving a Manayunk bar on Thanksgiving morning, but whose fate was a mystery for weeks afterward – Philadelphia City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. wants to require every business that serves alcohol to install exterior cameras.

 

 

 

Innocent frequent flyer detained after run-in with TSA

Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News

– Apparently, working as a supervisor for the Transportation Security Administration at Philadelphia International Airport comes with a perk: You get to throw people in jail for no good reason and still keep your job.

 

 

 

Is the timing perfect to supersize Philly transit?

Jake Blumgart, Next City

– The good news is that regional politics are more transit friendly than they’ve been in living memory, there are new funding models being successfully implemented elsewhere in the region, and the fundamentals are in place for an expansion of the system.

 

 

 

How Philly plans to become more autism-friendly

Jenine Pilla, Billy Penn

– In May, City Councilman-At-Large Dennis O’Brien launched the Philadelphia Autism Project, the first municipal‐level initiative to improve the quality of life for Philadelphians living with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.

 

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