Delaware Gov Signs Same-Sex Civil Unions Legislation

Plus a Philly Pops update, Comcast's FCC score, John Dougherty's city council influence, and more of what Philly is talking about this morning

Same-Sex Civil Unions Now Legal in Delaware. Governor Jack Markell signed to make it so in front of a happy crowd last night, and Philadelphians got yet another reason to drive to the First State. The ceremony took place at Wilmington’s World Café Live at the Queen. [Newsworks]

Comcast Hires FCC Official. Comcast is bringing on Meredith Attwell Baker, an FCC commissioner who voted to approve the Comcast-NBC merger (duh) and who will be done with her government stint in June, after which she’ll become a lobbyist for the cable company. [LA Times]

Philly Pops Safe. Those on the seat edge over the Orchestra vs. Pops battle can relax. Pops attorney Paul Rosen says it looks like a deal will be worked out to bring the Pops back for almost a full season next year. [CBS 3]

City Council Candidate Says He’s Really Running Against Johnny Doc. Voters next Tuesday will see Martin Bednarek and Bobby Henon on the ballot for a Northeast city council seat, but Bednarek says the electricians union’s John Dougherty is “calling all the shots” for Henon. [Newsworks]

Ed Snider Promises to Fix Goalie Problem. After a meeting with Paul Holmgren and Peter Luukko, Snider says the Flyers goalie-switching antics will not continue next season. []

Once Again, We Beat the British. An Oxford professor who came all the way to Philly to play in a local bar’s rock-paper-scissors contest (seriously) lost in the quarterfinal round. [CBS 3]

Race Street Pier Opens Today. In happy spring/happy Philly news, this new park along the Delaware has its official ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m. today. [Plan Philly] The Nutter administration is very excited about this.