THE SEPTA STRIKE IS FINALLY OVER! WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
SEPTA management and the Transit Workers Union Local 234 have come to a tentative agreement on a five-year contract. That means that transportation in the city — the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line, buses and trolleys — will resume full operation within the next 24 hours just in time for Election Day. The Monday morning commute is still expected to be messy, but major services could be back at some point today. You can definitely plan on getting to work on your normal route tomorrow — right after you vote.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR TOMORROW’S ELECTION
We’re one day away from this whole thing being over! It’s crunch time. You’re not only choosing the next leader of our country, but also the people who will represent Philly in the state and Congress. No pressure. We’ve got a guide to everything you need to know for the election — who’s running, where and how to vote, key issues, ballot questions and more. Get all the headlines here and click “follow this” to receive email updates.
THE NORTHEAST PHILLY PA HOUSE RACE YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING
Here’s a piece of the election you might’ve overlooked. There’s no real reason for anyone who doesn’t live in Pennsylvania’s 170th Legislative District to keep an eye on the House race. Except that this Northeast Philly race is turning into a major political battle. The gist: Dems want the seat back after incumbent Republican Martina White won a special election last year. Challenger Matt Darragh is going head-to-head with White on major issues like sanctuary cities, abortion, taxes and education. So yeah, plenty here to pay attention to, no matter where in Pennsylvania you live.
You might've scored his coffee at the Headhouse Farmers Market, or — years back — at Joe Coffee on 11th and Walnut. Now, Joe Cesa returns with a spot a block away from the Liberty Bell. An espresso bar and cafe in the former Lore's Espresso Bar.
Where: Philly Fair Trade Roasters at 36 S. 7th St. 19106
When: November 7, 2016 at 7:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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ARE DOUG PEDERSON’S 4TH DOWN CALLS CRAZY OR THE RIGHT WAY TO GO?
The Eagles went for two fourth down plays with the team in chip-shot field goal range early in Sunday’s game against the Giants and converted neither. That’s six points the Eagles took away from themselves to try to extend drives in the red zone. The Eagles lost by five. When pressed if the lack of success on fourth down will change his philosophy, Pederson said he’s not going to change. He talked a lot about “staying aggressive.” This is another close loss for the Eagles, and another game where the Eagles probably should have won, if not for mistakes by Pederson and his coaching staff. Question is, will Pederson learn from it?
PEOPLE ARE LOVING THE TECH STUFF AT PHILLY’S NEW WHOLE FOODS
You’d the think the gigantic new Whole Foods at 21st and Hamilton would be exciting enough for people who’ve been waiting for the store to open, but no. It’s the technology in the inside people are talking about. Mainly, the shopping cart escalators. Nothing new to our friends in the suburbs, but they’re wowing Whole Foods customers — including restaurateur Marc Vetri and his wife. They’re called cartolaters, BTW. Here’s what else to look for if you pop into the new store.