Newsletter for Friday, Oct. 30
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The creepy birds are here in Philly for Halloweekend; photo via @mrkindsr on Instagram.
BETWEEN COLLEGE GAMEDAY AND HALLOWEEN, PREPARE FOR A TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE
ESPN is bringing College GameDay to Philadelphia on Saturday as undefeated Temple takes on Notre Dame in the biggest college football matchup to ever hit this city. Along with that will come blockages on Market Street and busy transportation systems. The streets closures are coming on a weekend that’s already expected to draw crowds, from Halloween festivities and the big Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon taking place Saturday morning. The Inquirer has a breakdown of all the events and what it means for traffic and transportation.
WHY PHILLY’S OFFICE OF LBGT AFFAIRS IS ON THE BALLOT
This Tuesday when you head to the polls to vote, you’ll see the Office of LGBT Affairs on the ballot. It was established in 2008 under executive order by Mayor Michael Nutter, and was approved as a permanent fixture of city government by City Council in May. To formalize its permanency, voters have to approve a change to the city’s Home Rule Charter. Here’s what that means for the city.
Cocktails and a DJ inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art; free with your museum ticket purchase ($20 for adults, $18 for students).
Where: The Philadelphia Museum of Art at 2600 Ben Franklin Parkway
When: October 30, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
How much: Free with museum ticket
BILLY PENN LIKES
PENN STATE ADMINS STILL AWAIT TRIAL IN SANDUSKY CASE
Former Penn State administrators Gary Schultz and Tim Curley were charged in connection with the Jerry Sandusky scandal way back in 2011, and former PSU president Graham Spanier was charged the next year. And yet four years after the original charges came down, their case has not hit the courtroom. In no small part, it ties back to another Pennsylvania scandal of recent weeks: That of criminally indicted state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Here’s what’s taking so long.
10 TERRIFYING PHILLY HALLOWEEN DISPLAYS
Philadelphia’s Halloween faithful didn’t hold back. From skeleton cats set up in Rittenhouse to bodies emerging from the ground in Mayfair, some of the city’s Halloween decorations are stellar… and horrifying. Here are 10 of the best.