So much of what happens on the Market-Frankford line during rush hour is due to the A-B stop system — the fact that certain trains skip certain stops. As we examined how the Market-Frankford line impacts Philadelphia, we repeatedly heard from readers who wanted to know more about this system, why it’s in place, and if it will ever change. So we chatted with SEPTA’s chief officer of service planning to learn more about the skip-stop mechanism. And we were able to get some answers to your questions.
Democratic DA candidates Michael Untermeyer and Joe Khan have been trading barbs for weeks now. In a recent campaign ad, a narrator claims that “Michael Untermeyer has been a Democrat for more than 40 years.” But a spokesman for Khan’s campaign said that’s “laughable,” pointing out that Untermeyer twice ran for local political office as a Republican and told a columnist last fall that “only a Democrat can win this office.” So who’s right? We checked the facts.
Eric Echevarria is the director of a program for returning offenders in Camden. He used to be a client in the program. The Program For Returning Offenders With Mental Illness Safely and Effectively is one of many available with the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, and Echevarria works with clients at the Hope Hall halfway house to help them re-enter society when they leave prison. Here's what these programs aim to accomplish how success is measured.
As part of Love Your Park Week, the Parks Alliance is hosting a panel discussion and happy hour about "equity" and our public spaces. Ticket includes your first drink and a light buffet.
Where: Strangelove's at 216 S. 11th St. 19107
When: May 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $10 in advance; $15 at the door
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The lower level of Broad Street's impressive Bellevue building has been a food court since 1989. But business has been faltering lately, thanks to a confluence of factors like the downtown restaurant boom. And though the vendors who still operate there make some surprisingly good food, they're worried about an uncertain future — especially because of the rumor that management wants to kick them out to make room for a supermarket.
Happy Day Before Election Day, Philly! And even though we just had a pretty significant election in November, tomorrow's is kind of a huge deal locally. You can pick a city controller, answer some ballot questions, and choose between a whole bunch of judge and district attorney candidates. Catch up on all the Election 2017 info here, and use our Procrastinator's Guide for a crash course on what to expect tomorrow.