THE SEPTA STRIKE AND THE LATEST DELAY OF THE KEY
SEPTA Key is delayed again. The rollout of the Key’s Travel Wallet program, the technology allowing for riders to purchase multiple rides on a card, was scheduled for Nov. 7, according to SEPTA promotional material. But the launch of the most important piece of the SEPTA Key yet is likely to be pushed back. Here’s why, and when we can finally expect the project to move forward.
SEVERAL HUNDRED ATTEND FORUM TO DISCUSS RACISM IN THE GAYBORHOOD
Mayor Jim Kenney was there. The owner of iCandy, who was featured in a recently-posted video saying a racial slur, was there. They were among hundreds in a crowd at the Liberty Resources office space listening to people describe incidents of racial discrimination in the Gayborhood. “People of color are being targeted,” said Giana Graves. “For many of us the Gayborhoood is not safe.”
JOSH SHAPIRO VS JOHN RAFFERTY: THE PA AG RACE EXPLAINED
Two longtime Pennsylvania politicians are vying for the opportunity to clean up after Kathleen Kane, the former PA Attorney General convicted of perjury and heading to county jail. State Sen. John Rafferty, a Republican, and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, want to take over an office that’s seen three leaders in the last three months and has gone through a transformational several years under Kane. Here’s what to know about the race for attorney general, also known as Pennsylvania’s third major political race.
Don a witch or warlock hat (it comes with your ticket) and join the crowd stomping around 13 bars and restaurants. The Witch CRAFT card gets you access to $3 beers and other food deals, plus entry into raffles for prizes.
Where: Registration at Garage at 9th St. & Passyunk Ave. 19147
When: October 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: $6.66
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ESPN’S MIKE BREEN ON THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE SIXERS TUNNEL
The new-look Philadelphia 76ers are one of the top stories of the NBA season, so much that the season opener tonight is being televised nationally on ESPN. The Joel Embiid-led Sixers will face the Kevin Durant-less Oklahoma City Thunder, and while most NBA eyes will be on how Russell Westbrook handles live without his OKC co-star this season, many will be tuning in to see the Sixers new star, to get a glimpse of what this whole Process has been about. Mike Breen is the lead NBA play-by-play man in the country, and will be calling the Sixers game alongside Jeff Van Gundy this week. We spoke with Breen about the game, the Sixers now and in the future, and a few more topics.
ADIOS, LA CASA DE TU MADRE: BELLA VISTA LOSES A RESTAURANT
Sunday, Oct. 30 will be the last day of service for La Casa de tu Madre, the Day-of-the Dead-themed taco and tequila bar at the corner of Eighth and Fitzwater in Bella Vista. “It was ok, but not doing well enough to sign another five-year lease,” says proprietor Jason Evenchik, who also owns Heritage, Vintage, Garage, Bar, Time and Tiki. Here’s why it’s closing down, and what’s next for its workers and the space.