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Census: Philly millennials mostly found their way back home
The vast majority of people born in Philadelphia between 1984 and 1992 still live in the city, a recent U.S. Census Bureau study found.
- More than 80% of local 30-somethings grew up here, the study found, while 10% came from other states, like New Jersey and New York. People with wealthy parents were more likely to leave.
If they left, where’d Philadelphians go? Lizzy McLellan-Ravitch reports it’s the usual suspects — New York and DC — with Newark, N.J, also high on the list.
A heartwarming tale of overdue library books — and no fine
Cleaning out her childhood home, a Philly-area woman discovered a stack of books she’d taken out from the Free Library when she was just 12 years old .
- Worried about returning them after 30 years, she finally did it last week — and was pleasantly surprised with no late fee, because the library recently went fine free. She even nominated the staff for an award.
It’s one way to increase equity and encourage patronage, librarian Mary Westbrook told Emily White: “This encourages them to keep coming back.”
RECAP: What else happened?
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- Settling a first-of-its-kind U.S. Dept. of Justice lawsuit over modern-day redlining practices in Philadelphia, a Chester County mortgage company promised to loan $24 million in local communities of color. [AP/Tribune$]
- Pa. Republicans including gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano called for state universities to freeze tuition, but Penn State, Temple, Pitt, and Lincoln said they’re moving forward with planned increases. [City & State]
- New emails say Mastriano was a “point person” for Trump lawyers’ efforts to put for what they referred to as “fake” electors to dispute Biden’s win. [NYT$]
- “Take me to Wawa Station!” It’s the new Regional Rail stop next to the chain’s dairy HQ in Middletown Twp., thanks to SEPTA’s latest naming rights deal. [6ABC]
- Philly is hosting Wrestlemania for the first time in 25 years in April 2024. In a partnership with the Eagles, the WWE extravaganza goes down at Lincoln Financial Field, with fan events at the Pa. Convention Center. [WWE/WHYY]
- What are Philadelphians wearing out to eat this summer? A Q&A with everyday fashionistas on the Baltimore Avenue brunch scene. [Eater]
Mayor Kenney speaks at the quarterly meeting of the Philadelphia Commission on People with Disabilities, celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and welcoming 11 newly appointed commissioners (7 p.m.).
ON THE CALENDAR
🚗 The 15th annual East Passyunk Car Show and Festival takes over the avenue between Broad and Dickinson Streets, with nearly 200 classic cars on display and street food from River Twice. Juana Tamale, and more. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31)
👚 Sip & Stitch lands at the Bourse for a beginner’s embroidery workshop. Tickets are $50 — hoop, needle, and spiked milkshake included. (1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31)
🌮 South Philly Barbacoa is turning 10, and they’re celebrating with a big ‘ol block party complete with an art exhibit, DJ sets, and free food. (3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 31)