Newsletter for Friday, Nov. 6
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A touch of color as this guy breaks it down in Center City; via @kingscreativexposures on Instagram.
WHY ARE PEOPLE GETTING ASSAULTED ON THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER TRAIL?
Will the Schuylkill River Trail be getting cameras? Perhaps improved lighting or mile markers? The city is considering taking those measures and others as community leaders try to find the best ways to protect people using the trail after a recent spate of criminal behavior. In the last two and a half weeks, three women have been groped while running along the Schuylkill River Trail. The assaults were similar. They happened on the stretch of the trail between the South Street Bridge and the Art Museum, and the suspected culprits were a large group of teenagers on bicycles. Here’s a rundown of the proposals aired during Thursday’s meeting.
RIDE AN UBER, SAVE THE SCHOOLS? AMENDED BILL IN HARRISBURG
A bill under consideration in the state Senate that would legalize ride-sharing services in Philadelphia was amended and passed through a committee last week, and the new amendment would send part of Uber taxes in Philly straight to the long cash-strapped school district. Here’s how it would work.
"The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors," an art show inspired by the HBO show and George R.R. Martin books in the Game of Thrones series.
Where: Milk and Honey Cafe at 518 S 4th Street
When: November 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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HOW THE STATE SUPREMES COULD (EVENTUALLY) CHANGE THINGS
Not long after polls closed Tuesday, statewide Republicans were declaring a massive victory: They won a special election in western Pennsylvania that allows Republicans to take a 31-19 majority in the Pennsylvania state Senate. Meanwhile, statewide Democrats were celebrating their own huge win: Three Democrats swept the race for three open seats on the state Supreme Court. So how are these two things related? Redistricting. No, wake up. Keep reading.
WHAT KEEPS MILLENNIALS FROM WINNING PHILLY POLITICAL RACES?
A number of young people have for months — maybe years — weighed running for elected office. But there are challenges for your first time in the political ring. You’re not established. People your age routinely fail to show up at the polls. And most of all, with smaller professional networks than older candidates, it’s harder to raise cash. Some have already tried, failed, and are planning on trying again. Here’s their story.