Unbelievably short day, and lots of chewy links...
- Rendell shows two faces on gaming: it's too soon for table games to be added to slots licenses (maybe DeWeese will confer with the governor before his next Great Idea), but unlimited free drinks is fine.
- The Chester County state House race upset has left the GOP licking its wounds and considering its options. Meantime, Perzel, not in a hurry to become ex-Speaker, is keeping out of sight but presumably scheming possible moves. The Inquirer has started a dedicated blog to follow any recounts and other events in this story as they develop, and they devote an editorial to pointing out the undiscussed fact that a split State Assembly means bipartisan cooperation will be critical in the next few years.
- Some of his rivals may be trying to oust Nutter as Ward Leader, perhaps as payback for his perceived disloyalty to Carol Campbell. sigh.
- Two snide takes on the Mayor's response to his brother's indictment: Ronnie Polaneczky thinks the public needs more than blind sibling loyalty, and Dave Davies wonders how Street manages not to know about all the crookedness going on around him.
- Via Albert, an Editor & Publisher piece about the potential Philly newspaper strike, and most notably about plans to publish an online alternative newspaper using striking reporters and editors.
- City Council is taking up the unpleasant task of dealing with city sewage disposal needs, specifically those related to sludge.
- The CityPaper talks to architect Frank Gehry about himself and his plans for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
- A YPP poster has an update on cabbies' unhappiness with the PPA over GPS systems. (Oh, and YPP is two years old. Happy blogaversary!)