Newsletter for Monday, April 6
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The best thing about spring is playing outside, and it’ll hit 70 degrees today. Photo via @jmmcrae215 on Instagram.
COULD UNIONS PICK THE NEXT MAYOR?
As the Inky‘s Chris Brennan notes, we’re in the motivational phase of the Democratic primary for mayor. So in addition to those lovely attack ads that will clutter up your daily newscasts, there’s a concentrated effort to GOTV: Get Out The Vote. A lot of that, Brennan notes, is organized labor: It’s a Democratic stronghold. But do they all support one candidate? Not really. Details here.
POLICE: JEWELERS’ ROW WORKER ABDUCTED — TWICE
A 53-year-old woman leaving a store on Jewelers’ Row on South Eighth Street headed to her car as she usually did, at around 4 PM on Saturday. Then, she told police, she was abducted by three men in a van who beat and Tasered her, looking for the codes to her store’s safe. She didn’t have them; she told them so. They dropped her off at a cemetery in Upper Darby — but then, police say, they came back for her, and after another round of assault, got her ATM card and code. And then they brought her back to that same cemetery. Details of the suspects are light, but they’re at the end of this thoroughly chilling Inquirer story.
TO DO: WATCH AN NPR HOST TALK ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK
WHAT: Scott Simon, host of “Weekend Edition Saturday,” on his book Unforgettable: A Son, A Mother and the Lessons of a Lifetime
WHERE: The Free Library’s Central Branch, 19th & Vine
HOW MUCH: $15
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THE BIG PHILLY SUMMER INTERNSHIP POST: WHERE TO WORK AND PLAY
For college students, the Philadelphia summer provides thousands of opportunities for internships. And the good news for anyone still looking is that it’s April. Though the major consulting firms and law firms hire for their summer positions months in advance, a great deal of employers are still looking. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re still looking for an internship in Philadelphia — OR if you already have one, and you’re trying to figure out the next steps, like where to live if you’re from out of town or where to hang out with other interns.
HOW INDEGO’S BIKES WORK, AND WHAT TO EXPECT FROM PHILLY BIKE SHARE
Philly Bike Share — or Indego as it’s officially called because it’s sponsored by Independence Blue Cross — started accepting sign-ups last week to prep for its official launch in a few weeks. Meanwhile, workers are quickly installing the docking stations and testing the technology behind it over the next several weeks to be sure the system is ready for its debut. Billy Penn tried out the bikes on Thursday afternoon, and grilled the Indego reps about what’s coming. Here’s what we learned.