Welcome to Wednesday. You better bundle up today, and the rest of the week for that matter. Winter weather has arrived and we have a chance of snow this week, too. (Raise your hand if you're a little bit excited!)
— Aubrey Nagle
Philly's affordable housing bill has taken another step forward: yesterday it passed the City Council's Rules Committee. If passed, it will require private developers to include subsidized units for low-income tenants in new, high-density projects.
Developers don't like the bill at all, and others say there are better ways to get more affordable housing in Philly. But it could produce 200 subsidized units a year.
What do they all have in common? Reporter Anna Orso spoke with a psychologist and a professor of linguistics to analyze 30 public statements to find out — and annotated 12 of them. (Hint: click the story's highlighted sections to read their notes.) It's fascinating stuff.
For children with intellectual or developmental disabilities, aging into adulthood comes with plenty of challenges. Finding employment once they leave school can be one of the most difficult. And, as one advocate for adults with disabilities says, "You can't talk about community integration without talking about employment."
The third part of columnist Ronnie Polaneczky's series "Falling Off the Cliff" details the difficulties adults with disabilities face finding meaningful work.
We want to see what our community looks like through your eyes. Show us the park that your family walks through every weekend with the dog, the block party in your neighborhood or the historic stretch you see every morning on your commute to work.