STAY TUNED FOR POSSIBLE SEPTA STRIKE
Today’s the day. Unless SEPTA and the Transit Workers Union can reach a deal by midnight, public transportation in Philly will come to a grinding halt Tuesday. Philly.com reports pensions are the biggest factor here; workers have a cap but management does not. TWU has a few other sticking points, including working conditions like bathroom breaks. Without a deal, the city’s bus, trolley and subway lines will shut down (Regional Rail and suburban lines will continue to run). Take a look at what a SEPTA strike could mean for your daily commute.
EAGLES LOST TO THE COWBOYS AND DOUG PEDERSON TOOK US BACK TO ANDY REID DAYS
The Eagles were up 10 in the second half, but it’s Dallas and Philly in prime time. It was always going to get wacky. But no, we did not anticipate Pederson coming out of the halftime locker room in his Halloween costume: second-half Andy Reid. The game was formally lost in overtime when Dallas decided to go for a quarterback sneak on 4th-and-1 while in field goal range, scoring a touchdown just five plays later. But it never should have gotten to overtime. Pederson blew it. Here’s what the Eagles — and the rest of us — can learn from the Cowboys loss.
PHILLY’S LEAD PAINT PROBLEM ISN’T GOING AWAY AND 2 SENATORS ARE HAVING A PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT IT
Almost 2,700 Philadelphia kids tested positive for harmful levels of lead in their blood, and in 2014, our lead-exposure rate was twice the national average. So why aren’t people reading about Philly’s lead problem the way they did about Flint’s water crisis? The Daily News and Inquirer released an investigating piece over the weekend examining the problem, prompting Pa. Sens. Vincent Hughes and Art Haywood to call a press conference for 11 a.m. today.
This Kensington bar is dressing up as a Polynesian fantasy joint. Expect a rum tiki hut and bocce beach lounge on the back patio, plus scary movies on projectors indoors. Come in costume and get half-priced beer and free local rum drinks.
Where: Martha at 2113 E. York St. 19125
When: October 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to November 1, 2016 at 1:30 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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COSTUMES, PARTIES AND TRICK-OR-TREATING: A PHILLY HALLOWEEN GUIDE
Expect temps in the low 50s and fall leaves on the ground tonight — in other words, perfect Halloween weather. If this holiday snuck up on you, not to worry. Check out our how-to video for 13 cheap, easy Philly-themed costumes. Want a party but no costume? There are still eight events left on our Halloween party calendar. And for the homebodies, use this How to Halloween guide to make your house trick-or-treat friendly (or not).
MAKING PHILLY’S HOTTEST DESSERT: SALTED CARAMEL BUDINO POPOVERS
Fluffy dough, sugar, caramel sauce and budino pudding… sounds tasty, right? Looks great, too. Chef Marcie Turney is known for lots of different foods — Tacos at Lolita, meatballs at Little Nonna’s, fried chicken at Bud & Marilyn’s — but the salted caramel budino popover at Barbuzzo tops the list. She and partner Valerie Safran have been making the Italian layered dessert in lots of different forms, but the popovers are a hit. So popular that they’ll be a regular menu item at Bud and Marilyn’s later this fall. Watch them get made and try to look away.