The Nor'easter that hit Philly this week was devastating, causing major flooding, property damage and even tore a sign down that hit and killed a man in Huntington Park. Amtrak, SEPTA and PATCO were all dealing with delays on Monday and while Weather Underground says the rain may subside by mid-morning, winds could still be in the 17-20mph range all day. Amtrak and PATCO service was restored late Monday night, but SEPTA is already reporting delays today. Leave extra time.
On Monday, Philadelphia became the first major city in America to ban employers from asking salary history questions to prospective hires, an effort to combat the wage gap between men and women hired for the same jobs. Amidst talk of a potential lawsuit from city businesses, Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement, "I know that Comcast and the business community are committed to ending wage discrimination...This doesn't need to be an either/or argument — what is good for the people of Philadelphia is good for business too." Though PhillyMag talked to one Wharton prof who thinks it could be bad for women.
The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations released its LGBTQ report Monday, stating the findings show "that marginalization, on the basis of race, class, and gender identity, is a disturbing reality for many." The topics highlight inclusion in the Gayborhood, policies that support discrimination and questionable employment practices. Read the findings and recommendations here.
A group of representatives from City Council, the School District of Philadelphia, the Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) and the United Voices for Philadelphia are hosting a discussion to discuss the needs of immigrant students in Philly. All are welcome; RSVP requested.
Where: Community College of Philadelphia at 1700 Spring Garden St. 19130
When: January 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free; RSVP requested
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Walnut Street will have a new resident this Saturday, as Warby Parker will open in the old location of Le Bec-Fin. The long-rumored Philly locale is part of a multi-city expansion that complements Warby’s lucrative online business with brick-and-mortar outlets, but it’s also a coming home: The company was brought to life just a few block west, during a happy hour session at Roosevelt’s Pub. Check out the details of this weekend's opening and a look into Warby's business plan.
Look, parking is a nightmare, public transit is delayed by the weather and people are leaving umbrellas everywhere. If you've had enough with city life and just want to move out to the burbs, we've found the perfect house. Sam Hinkie's house. The former Sixers GM has put his Bryn Mawr home up for sale for $3.1 million. The 19th-century estate overlooks 25 acres of farmland and has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and even one of those sliding library ladders, because of course it does.