FEDERAL JUDGE APPROVES $265 MILLION AMTRAK 188 CRASH SETTLEMENT
Victims of the Amtrak 188 crash will receive a portion of a $265 million settlement approved yesterday by a federal judge. NBC10 reports the 125 pending cases will be settled within two and a half years, and attorneys for each victim will negotiate how much money Amtrak compensates them. Train 188 crashed in Philadelphia on its way to New York in May 2015. Review the details of the crash and investigation here.
DEMS SHOULDN’T HOLD THEIR BREATH FOR ELECTION DAY CASH FROM CLINTON
Hillary Clinton would be the latest major candidate to spurn the Democratic City Committee when it comes to street money, but not the first. Barack Obama’s campaign did not provide street money in 2008 or 2012. Gov. Tom Wolf didn’t in 2014. The Philly tradition of politicians distributing cash for Election Day get-out-the-vote efforts is on life support. And it doesn’t appear Clinton’s campaign will do anything to save it.
PA ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE IS THE LATEST TO MAKE ELECTION FRAUD CLAIMS
Yes, we’re still having this conversation. No, illegal voting is not an epidemic that sweeps through Philadelphia every November leaving Election Day zombies in its wake. Pa. Sen. John Rafferty — maybe better known right now as Republican Attorney General candidate John Rafferty — claimed during a televised debate with opponent Josh Shapiro that “Recently… the media has reported on thousands of illegal voters here in the commonwealth.” Nope nope nope nope nope.
Tour the N. 7th St. house where Poe and his family once lived, view his works, listen to talks, watch the man himself recite The Raven and play Poe-themed Quizzo. German sausage and German beer included.
Where: German Society of Pennsylvania at 611 Spring Garden St. 19123
When: October 28, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $10
BILLY PENN LIKES
HOW TO PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR TWEET IS IF YOU VOWED TO NEVER DRINK YUENGLING AGAIN
Philly responded strongly Wednesday when Yuengling’s CEO told Eric Trump, “Our guys are behind your father. We need him in there.” Anti-Trump voters took to Twitter almost immediately to renounce the Pennsylvania brewery and vow to never drink their stuff again. So if you’re one of those Yuengling protesters, here’s a guide to what to drink instead.
WATCH: YARDS CELEBRATES ITS MOVE TO 5TH AND SPRING GARDEN
Yards co-founder Tom Kehoe led a special procession yesterday to formally announce the 21-year-old brewery’s move to its new, larger facility — which happens to be just half a mile across Delaware Avenue. Mayor Jim Kenney was there to welcome him at the new spot, and we were too. Watch what it was like.