Newsletter for Monday, Oct. 3
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SEPTA REGIONAL RAIL SERVICE IS BACK TO NORMAL
Seems like just yesterday SEPTA announced it was pulling more than 100 of its new Silverliner V cars off the tracks. Unless you take Regional Rail to work, in which case it seems like FOR-EV-ER. Weekday service returns to normal today for the first time since SEPTA discovered cracks in the passenger cars and immediately pulled them. Happy Monday, Regional Rail riders!
SCHOOL DISTRICT: WE’RE AWARE OF ‘SCARY CLOWN SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS’
The School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Police Department issued a joint statement over the weekend “in response to a series of scary clown threats.” Sure the statement sounds like your grandma when she posts a very private message on your very public Facebook wall, but the tone is serious. 6ABC cited a post from “phillyclown.215” said “We coming to all north east charter high schools … we will be after your let out on Wednesday.” Another post specifically mentions Philadelphia, and Neumann Goretti High School in South Philly. The PPD is investigating posts mentioning the district, and the Office of Homeland Security has been notified.
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA STRIKE IS OVER
Philadelphia Orchestra musicians reached a deal Sunday with its association, ending the strike that began Friday with what would have been the opening night performance. NBC10 reports the three-year deal includes compensation increases that bring Philly musicians’ pay closer to that of their counterparts in other cities. The annual base salary for Philadelphia Orchestra musicians before this new contract was $127,608.
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BILLY PENN LIKES
THIS IS WHERE 14 PHILLY MOVERS AND SHAKERS HAVE THEIR POWER LUNCHES
Power lunches, naturally, have everything to do with power and status. The term was coined in a 1979 Esquire article about the Four Seasons NYC to describe a new kind of midday break, one that would come to spread throughout metropolitan America and into, yes, Philadelphia. Nowadays, it’s much more acceptable for execs to be laid back. Yet there’s still a certain set — lawyers, bankers, realtors, politicians and the like — who prefer to talk commerce and contracts and causes and coalitions in the classic power style. These are spots they go in Philly.
PHILLIES FANS GAVE RYAN HOWARD A PROPER SENDOFF
Ryan Howard doesn’t want to leave, but it’s time to go. As his time with the Phillies comes to a close, Howard was honored by the team during Sunday’s game. The first baseman teared up as he expressed his appreciation for his 12 seasons with the team. “This city as a whole, man. I want to thank you because I’ve grown with all of you.” Howard is the last remaining player from the 2008 World Series team, but his performance with the Phils hasn’t always been stellar. We should remember his career fondly and fairly.