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5 stories to follow: June 19

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

5 stories to follow: June 19

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Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite (RACHEL WISNIEWSKI / Staff Photographer)
Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite (RACHEL WISNIEWSKI / Staff Photographer)

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

1. Borrowing for schools: Philadelphia's City Council is slated to unveil a new plan to borrow money for the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District today. The body is also expected to pass legislation to borrow $27 million for the schools for this fiscal year.

2. Firefly festival: The popular Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del., kicks off today. The even runs through Sunday and features more than 100 artists and bands.

3. PHA-unions agreement: The Philadelphia Housing Authority's board of commissioners will vote on a major pact between the authority and the city's building-trades unions at its monthly meeting today. The unions are agreeing to a 20-percent reduction in their wages and benefits while working on PHA residential construction projects.

4.. Estate auction: A Wayne estate known as "Honeystone" and on land previously owned by several notable Philadelphians, including Ed Snider, chairman of Flyers' parent company Comcast-Spectacor, goes up for auction today.

5. Interviewing child victims: The Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center in Montgomery County is getting new equipment today that will let it better record interviews with child victims and witnesses, to prevent the children from having to repeat the information to multiple people.

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