A call to cut the cuts

“They want to cut us down to a skeleton crew,” Forrest teacher Spencer Glass says of school district officials. The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers believes that the proposed state budget undermines eight consecutive years of gains on student standardized testing. In addition, the union argues, the cuts will slash vital educational programs. The PFT, which …

A waterfront splash

Tom Branigan promises that progress is being made in the planning of a North Delaware Riverfront Greenway. Branigan has been executive director of the non-profit Delaware River City Corporation since January. He explained that trails are in various stages of design along the 11-mile, 700-acre stretch from Allegheny Avenue to the Poquessing Creek, near Grant …