Daily Dec Roundup – Feb. 16th, 2015

Then-Baltimore Cpl. Marcus Brown, Jan. 2015. Photo: WBALTV 11

Then-Baltimore Cpl. Marcus Brown, Jan. 2015. Photo: WBALTV 11




Wolf likely facing fight on controversial State Police commissioner

Angela Couloumbis, The Inquirer

– Of all the new Wolf administration nominees awaiting confirmation, few face a challenge quite like acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown.



Penn State study says some colleges struggle to meet growing need for mental health services

Maiken Scott, Newsworks

– A new report on the mental health of American college students finds that many are seeking help for serious conditions when they show up at campus counseling centers. The data is gathered annually by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State.



Convention will delay SEPTA station work

Paul Nussbaum, The Inquirer

– For the thousands of Democratic conventioneers, SEPTA will spruce up the dilapidated subway and trolley stations and concourses beneath City Hall. However, the long-delayed, $150 million overhaul of the City Hall Station and 15th Street Station won’t happen until after the crowds leave town.



GOP: Wolf’s execution moratorium unilaterally changes the law

Holly Otterbein, Philly Mag

– Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday morning that he is placing a temporary moratorium on executions as he awaits an upcoming report by the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Commission on Capital Punishment.



North Philly pastor joins mayor’s race

Dan Geringer and William Bender, Daily News

– The Rev. Keith Goodman warmly greeted two dozen members of his North Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church in the lobby yesterday, moments before leading them into the polar cold of 16th and Oxford streets to cheer the birth of his mayoral campaign.



The world’s largest gallery of Lego art comes to Phillly’s Franklin Institute

Samantha Madera, Al Dia News

–  “The Art of the Brick” exhibition features over 100 Lego creations made from more than a million Lego bricks. The collection includes large- scale replicas of famous sculptures like Nike of Samothrace, David and The Thinker, replicas of historic paintings such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, as well as various original work from Sawaya.

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