5 stories to follow: Dec. 4

Philadelphia City Council is moving forward with a plan to sell advertising space on school district buildings.

Here's your look at five stories we're following today:

1. Ads on schools?: City Council is moving toward selling advertising space on Philadelphia School District buildings to raise funds for the cash-strapped district.

2. Property-tax relief: Philadelphia will start mailing applications this week to the 80,000 city homeowners who could be eligible for a new tax-relief program.

3. Myanmar fundraiser: A banquet tonight will raise money for Whispering Seed, an orphanage in Myanmar run by Penn Valley's Jim Connor. Organizers hope the dinner will the first of many fundraisers to help the center in the impoverished Southeast Asian country.

4. Immigration law scams: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will hold a public forum in Philadelphia this afternoon on combating immigration-law scams. A number of federal agencies are working to curb the unlawful practice of immigration law and prevent immigrants from getting duped by uncredentialed scammers who promise to help them get immigration benefits.

5. Lost loved ones: The Marlton-based Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice holds an annual series of "tree of life" ceremonies around South Jersey to help those who have lost loved ones celebrate their departed family and friends over the holidays. The first ceremony took place in Moorestown Tuesday; the second is tonight in West Deptford. Others are scheduled for Collingswood and Medford in the coming weeks.

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