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Philly is moving up in the world of biotech
- It’s been good for employees: Tech worker salaries rose more quickly in Philly last year than in other U.S. cities, but the average ($143k) is still lower than the Bay Area, Seattle, and NYC.
That’s still 3x the city’s median income, which is one reason why five local orgs partnered on a major new biotech training program, Technically reports.
Is it ‘rowhouse’ or ‘rowhome’? And what about ‘townhome’?
Many neighbors share a wall or two thanks to Philly’s linked housing — but they might not share the same title for the structures.
- How do you determine the name? Based on what home you’re working with or where you’re from, “rowhouse” and “rowhome,” or some variation of “townhome” all might fit the bill.
The distinction has been known to start arguments, so Jordan Levy put together a brief glossary of what you might find on a “Philadelphia row.”
RECAP: What else happened?
$ = paywalled
- Starting next year, Drexel is offering half-priced tuition to community college graduates from Pa. and N.J. who transfer for their bachelor’s degree — that’s around $28k in savings. [Tribune$]
- A new apartment tower is coming to Broad and Carpenter on the site of the former retro McDonald’s. It’s one of several Mickey D’s that closed over the past couple years. [Inquirer$/Billy Penn]
- The movie “Audrey’s Children,” which stars Natalie Dormer, has started filming in Center City. It’s about the influential oncologist who founded the first Ronald McDonald House in Philly. [6ABC/Main Line Today/BP 2016]
- Season 43 of “Survivor” starts Wednesday, and its new crop of contestants features folks from Mount Airy, West Philly, and Downingtown. [Inquirer$]
- Gabriella’s Vietnam was named one of the New York Times’ 50 favorite restaurants of the year. At the East Passyunk BYOB, chef-owner Thanh Nguyen translates old family recipes into modern delights. [NYT$/Billy Penn]
- Yesterday marked the 38th anniversary of the time former president Gerald Ford got stuck in an elevator at the University of Pennsylvania. [@uofpenn]
It’s National Voter Registration Day, and Mayor Kenney joins local sports teams at the Catto statue outside City Hall to encourage folks to sign up — do that here (10:30 a.m.). Midday, the mayor heads to GoPuff’s new fulfillment center in Callowhill to help celebrate the 10 millionth Philly order for the delivery giant — which recently did a round of layoffs (12 p.m.). Evening takes Kenney to South Broad for the grand opening of developer Carl Dranoff’s latest condo tower, called Arthaus (6 p.m.).
ON THE CALENDAR
?️ BP Quizzo lands at The Sidecar Bar & Grille! Join us at the Grad Hospital tavern for our monthly pub trivia about all things local, with happy hour specials and prizes. Free with RSVP. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27)
? Northern Liberties’ Night Market takes over 2nd Street with PAYG treats from 30+ food trucks, including chewy donuts from Mochinut and potato-y pierogis from Mom-Mom’s. (5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22).
? The inaugural Philly Arts & Music Festival goes down at the Navy Yard, with live music, local vendors, and plenty of food trucks. Tickets start at $35. (1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24)