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For new citizens, voting in Pa. turns fear into political power
For newly naturalized citizens facing their first U.S. election, things can get confusing, and the lack of explanation can keep people from the polls.
- How to vote is not on the required civics exam, and the different electoral structure — especially in local government — can feel intimidating, especially for people who fled a dictatorship.
But there are orgs helping the region’s 440k new citizens, Beatrice Forman reports, to turn voting into “the most powerful expression of belonging.”
Roxanne BYOB blurs the line between fine dining and fun
Nestled into the ground floor of an Italian Market rowhome is the latest entry in Philly’s flourishing crop of restaurants serving laid-back tasting menus.
- Roxanne BYOB is chef Alexandra Holt’s foray into savory food after gaining acclaim for her baked goods pop-up, Pastry Slut. The tiny dining room is set up in the former Sabrina’s Cafe.
With its $75 prix-fixe menu, BP contributor Meg Gladieux writes, it offers playfully plated courses that walk the line between “fine dining” and “fun dining.”
RECAP: What else happened?
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- Josh Shapiro is known as a pragmatist, but as governor, Issues like school funding and fracking are likely to provide hard tests. [Spotlight PA]
- Philadelphia City Council advanced a package of bills that would prevent city health care providers from being sued for giving abortion services. [WHYY]
- Want to recycle election lawn signs? Montco offers 16 official drop-off spots, if you want to collect and drive them out. [PhillyVoice]
- The 104-year-old Miller Theater (fka Merriam Theater) is getting a $30 million renovation, set to be completed in 2025. [Inquirer$]
- Chef Peter McAndrews’ much-missed sandwich shop Paesano’s is returning to the Italian Market, and it’ll also serve some dishes from his former BYOB, Modo Mio. [@phillyinsider/Billy Penn]
- Let the Thanksgiving prep commence: A roundup of where to get great pies in Philadelphia. [Philly Mag$]
No public events on Mayor Kenney’s schedule today, but he is speaking Sunday at a “Welcome Home” Veterans Day observance event at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution in Washington Square (9 a.m. Sunday).
ON THE CALENDAR
? Headhouse Square sushi spot Tokio hosts a series of Taiko Japanese drumming performances. Tickets are $12, and you can add a bento box for $12 more. (Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13 and 19-20)
? The Food Trust hosts a pop-up farmers market in Northern Liberties’ Piazza. If this one goes well, it could return on a weekly basis next spring. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12)