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High turnout in May primary varied widely by neighborhood

Hundreds of thousands more Philadelphians voted in May than in the midterm primary four years ago — 24% vs. 17% of registered voters came out.

  • But turnout varied greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood. In one of the lowest-turnout areas, fewer than 1 in 13 voters cast a ballot. In one of the highest, almost half of registered residents voted.

As has been common, areas with lower median income often saw lower turnout. Asha Prihar mapped it by ward, so you can see neighborhood trends.

June Philly trivia quiz: How well do you know this city?

On the summer solstice, Billy Penn welcomed three dozen people to play BP Quizzo live and in person at Tavern on the Hill.

  • Teams were vying for a $50 gift card, or a trophy bag for best name — which went to team “Solstice on the Hill.” The overall winners were team “Joe Biden’s Bike Shop,” which got 18 of 24 questions correct.

Now it’s your turn. Without using Google, can you beat their high score?

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Mayor Kenney speaks at the funeral services for Lt. Sean Williamson, the firefighter who died in the Fairhill house collapse last weekend (11 a.m.).


? BP Quizzo is at Hawthornes! Our monthly trivia night about all things Philadelphia lands outdoors at the Bella Vista beer cafe. Happy hour specials and prizes await. RSVP for free to join us. (6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21)

? Chef Carlos Aparicio, the Mexico-born chef behind South Philly’s El Chingon, lands at the cafe at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a weekend-long lunch pop-up. (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday to Sunday, July 1-3)