Newsletter for Wednesday, March 30
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The Magnolia Garden in full bloom (Instagram via @lithium42)
SEPTA SEEKS 10K VOLUNTEERS TO GET THE KEY EARLY
The much-delayed SEPTA Key is coming for some early adopters, the transit agency said. In a post on its site, SEPTA said 10,000 commuters — “a group we’re calling Early Adopters” — can get early Key cards. The agency is seeking for them to “retire” their tokens or TransPasses and join their testing program. In a few weeks, SEPTA says it will provide an update with dates and details for how to get involved. But there’s a catch.
PHILLY’S WORKFORCE SECRET: A BIGGER SHARE OF WOMEN THAN ANY BIG U.S. CITY
Philadelphia makes just about every top 10 list these days, from the positive (food and beer) to the negative (crime and poverty). But the category where it might stand out the most has flown under the radar: Employment opportunities for women. Philadelphia is the only city among America’s 10 largest where women comprise more of the external workforce than men. They not only outnumber men in fields traditionally strong for women, like education and health, but also in law and business/finance. Here’s some explanation for why.
"He Who Gets Slapped" is a French play set behind the scenes of a circus, so the Philadelphia Artists' Collective collaborated with the Philly Circus Arts School to learn real acrobatics. Shows through April 13.
Where: Broad Street Ministry at 315 S. Broad St. 19107
When: March 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25 ($15 for students)
BILLY PENN LIKES
19 PHILLY OFFICES WITH OUTRAGEOUS PERKS
If you’re not getting weekly massages at work in addition to your free gourmet lunch while your car gets serviced on-site, you may be doing it wrong. At least, that’s probably how you’ll feel after reading about some of the best work perks in the Philadelphia region. We’ve found workplaces with constantly flowing taps, sliding boards to ride into the cafeteria, or subsidies for child care and public transportation. Read on for details.
MEET OUR NEW SPORTS EDITOR, A BLEACHER REPORT VETERAN
Introducing Billy Penn’s new Sports Editor: Former Bleacher Report lead writer Dan Levy. Dan has worked as a national sports writer and media personality for the last decade, most recently at Comeback Media, which includes sports and pop culture site The Comeback and the sports media-centric Awful Announcing. Prior to that, he was the National Lead Writer for Bleacher Report from 2011 through 2015, also hosting the flagship morning sports talk show Bleacher Report Radio on SiriusXM. And beginning April 4th, you can expect to read his byline regularly on Billy Penn. Here’s a little more on what you can expect to see then.