Here's your look at five stories we're following today:
1. SEPTA contracts: SEPTA and its Regional Rail engineers have reached a tentative labor agreement, which would avert a strike by the engineers in February if ratified. Meanwhile, the union that represents the agency's bus, subway and trolley workers are set to resume negotiations with SEPTA today.
2. Camden demolitions: Camden is beginning a project to demolish about 600 vacant properties. The city is set to put out a request for bids today for the demolition of 61 properties in Whitman Park and three in Cramer Hill. A second phase, with the demolition of 534 buildings, will start in a few weeks.
3. Christie's favorability: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's favorability rating among voters in the state has reached its lowest point ever in the Rutgers-Eagleton poll, results released today show.
4. Pennsylvania legislature: The General Assembly returns to Harrisburg this week for the final days of the legslative session, with a bill inspired by Mumia Abu-Jamal's recent commencement speech on tap, and measures about hate crimes, medical marijuana and a prescription drug database also potentially in the mix. But lawmakers aren't expected to take up two key priorities for Gov. Corbett: liquor privatization and pension reform.