Daily Dec Roundup – Feb. 17th, 2015




Philly teachers group to ‘grade’ city election candidates

Laura Benshoff, Newsworks

– Fresh off a trial run grading candidates for governor of Pennsylvania, a group of Philadelphia teachers is getting ready to evaluate the positions of candidates for Philadelphia mayor and City Council.



From the inside out: After participating in a prison exchange program, Frank Campanell changed his life

Jack Tomczuk, The Temple News

– Frank Campanell feels at home in prison. He grew up on a horse farm in rural Maryland and had never entered a prison prior to enrolling in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, a criminal justice course through the College of Liberal Arts, when he was 22 years old.



SEPTA’s got big plans for underground concourse

Dan McQuade, Philly Mag

– As part of a new agreement with the city, SEPTA is now in charge of maintenance and capital improvement of its underutilized underground concourses. Some work has begun.



Council president Clarke modifies charter proposal, seeks approval of new cabinet appointee

Jared Brey, PlanPhilly

 – A modified version of City Council President Darrell Clarke’s proposal to amend the city charter and create a cabinet-level Department of Planning and Development will go before the Council’s Committee on Law & Government Wednesday.

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