- In what appears to have been a surprise move, Gov. Rendell has enacted a moratorium on riverfront development, which calls for a more strategic assessment of how state-owned land (including rights to extend projects out into the river) should be used and coordinated. Hard to disagree with a call for comprehensive planning, but a bit of a surprise that this is coming from the state rather than the city level -- is that just the latest salvo in an ongoing turf war, a symptom of perceived local corruption (or at least powerful interests), or something else? State Sen. (and local Big Dog) Fumo appears to support the move.
- Sure to be giving a lot of people the shakes: convicted Councilman Rick Mariano is now cooperating with federal investigators on current cases and offering information on "unrelated matters." I guess that with only his own sentence to think about, he may be deciding it's time to cut some of his former friends loose, which could mean some uncomfortable times for miscellaneous pals and petty crooks...
- The Inquirer editorial page appears a bit doubtful that politicians are completely unaffected by free perks from lobbyists et al. (Or, at least, I think that's what they're getting at here.)
- Lots more rumblings about the Dougherty-Nutter shoot-out of yesterday, but mainly because there doesn't seem to be any fresher news, heh. First blood in the mayoral race to be drawn/decided in courts? blah blah.
Hope to have more interesting bits (and less view of my livingroom) tomorrow!