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.
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.
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.
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.