Arlene Ackerman Abuses the System Even More

Plus: Who gets free parking in Philadelphia, Rendell regrets DROP, and more of what Philly is talking about this morning

Ackerman Took Advance Pay for Vacation Days. Apparently her 300G salary isn’t enough — the schools chief pulled in thousands more by cashing in her unused vacation days ahead of time. Can you spell E-N-T-I-T-L-E-M-E-N-T, kids? [Inquirer]

Michael Meehan Gets Free Parking. And a few other facts about who else gets free parking from the city that will make your head explode. [Inquirer]

Rendell: We Wouldn’t Have Done DROP. If we knew how employees and elected officials would take advantage of it. []

Joe Sestak Is Hustling for Every Vote. Long NY Times Magazine piece about the candidate, his upset of Specter, and his race against Toomey. [NY Times]

The Return of the Three-Martini Lunch. Le Meridian is bringing it back, sort of, for a pretty cheap price. Klein has details. []