Rick Santorum’s Mistake

Plus how Commissioner Ramsey is going to help the school district, why we should still be nervous about iodine, which GOP Council candidates want Frank Rizzo gone, and more of what Philly is talking about today

Rick Santorum’s Mistake. On yesterday’s edition of “Fox News Sunday,” the former U.S. senator said he made “a mistake” when he voted in favor of the Medicare prescription drug benefit while in office. He also mentioned that he expected to announce his plans for 2012 in the upcoming weeks. [Huffington Post] As if we didn’t already know.

Q&A With Commissioner Ramsey. Why he stayed, what Chicago papers lied about, how he’s going to help the school district and otherwise save Philly. [Daily News] Speaking of Ramsey, the Police Executive Research Forum—an organization over which he presides—will honor Camden Police Commissioner Scott Thompson for his creative police management strategies. [Inquirer]

GOP Council Campaign Heats Up. According to Sam Katz GOPers “tend to be a little angrier toward city government.” To prove it, reporter Brian Hickey asked the eight non-incumbent candidates for two Republican at-large council seats about DROP. Frank Rizzo does not come out looking very popular. [Metro]

Now, Don’t Everybody Freak Out, But … Six of the seven highest concentrations of Iodine-131 in the EPA’s national drinking-water database were in Philadelphia. [MyFoxPhilly.com]

Winning at Sportsball. The Flyers [Daily News], the Sixers [Daily News] and the Phillies [Philly.com] won yesterday. Must’ve been all those chocolate bunnies the Scoop sent them for good luck.

Geeks Unite! Philly Tech Week starts today. [PhillyTechWeek.com] The first event of the week will be today’s introduction of OpenDataPhilly.com, which will make more than 100 data sets from the city of Philadelphia and other regional organizations—think SEPTA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art—available to the public. [Philadelphia Business Journal] And you thought Facebook stalking was fun!

Red Means Stop. Cherry Hill is getting red light cameras along Route 70 today. [CBS3]