Newsletter for Wednesday, Nov. 4
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Election Day was fun while it lasted (Instagram via @phillydotcom)
PENNSYLVANIA’S SUPREME COURT TURNS BLUE
It was Election Day’s most crucial race and, going in, seen as the most competitive. Who would gain control of three available seats on Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court? The answer is the Democrats. Philadelphia’s Kevin Dougherty and two other Dems, David Wecht and Christine Donohue, won. All three of them topped one million votes, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. None of the three Republican candidates totaled more than 900,000 votes.
KENNEY WINS: ‘IT IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO’
The obvious became official last night: Democrat Jim Kenney is Philadelphia’s next mayor. He picked up 85 percent of the vote and crushed Republican candidate Melissa Murray Bailey. During a short, sweet and subdued appearance at his victory party, Kenney said, “It is not what I am going to do. It is what we are going to do.” Elsewhere on the ballot, David Oh and Al Taubenberger won the race for the two Republican City Council at-large spots.
HOW PHILLY’S TURNOUT COMPARES TO OTHER BIG CITIES?
How low did Philly go yesterday? Well, turnout for the election was around 27 percent. That’s certainly not great, but it’s the same as during the spring primary and better than the general election of 2011. And it’s better than in many other places. This is how Philadelphia compares to those other cities when it comes to voting.
Rock out to "Reflections," "Our Own House" and more by the indie-pop group Misterwives. The six-member group is here for one of its last few stops on the Scrapbook Tour.
Where: The Fillmore at 29 E. Allen Street
When: November 4, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: Tickets start at $23
BILLY PENN LIKES
16 PHOTOS OF CANDIDATES GETTING WEIRD
For the last few months Philadelphia has been able to enjoy the good, the bad and the ugly of political campaigns. And when candidates campaign they get photographed in many embarrassing/hilarious photos. Sometimes they even share photos from the past so they can seem hip with the whole #TBT thing. Billy Penn has collected 16 of these weird photos from City Council and mayoral candidates so you may gawk and laugh at some of the future leaders of our city.
ONE-STAR YELP REVIEWS OF CHIP FATTAH-ENDORSED FIESTA PIZZA
Fiesta Pizza came up not once, not four times, but five times during closing arguments of Chip Fattah’s trial this week. Naturally, we were curious about its reputation. So we perused through the always-100-percent-accurate-and-fair Yelp for some of the best and worst reviews of the place. Here’s what we found searching through Fiesta’s Yelps, which average out at a solid three stars.