Newsletter for Friday, April 22
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This Center City establishment has the right idea; photo via @maraphotos on Instagram.
DONALD TRUMP IN PA: ‘WE LOVE PHILADELPHIA’
Donald Trump says he loves Philly. Partly because of his Wharton education. The other part is because he liked playing golf at Cobbs Creek. The Republican presidential frontrunner rallied with thousands of central Pennsylvania supporters at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg Thursday. In addition to his apparent love for Philadelphia, Trump vowed to bring back jobs to Pennsylvania, and — stop us if you’ve heard this part before — build that wall Mexico “will pay for” and beat his opponents like “crooked Hillary” and “Lyin’ Ted Cruz.” And the people who attended the event had some of the the, uh, classiest shirts we’ve seen all election season.
SAVE THIS FOR APRIL 26: THE PROCRASTINATOR’S GUIDE TO THE PRIMARY
It can be tough to get a grip, given the amount of names and positions that will be on Tuesday’s ballot. We’ll give you a quick refresher on the presidential race as it pertains to Pennsylvania (local visits, state polling numbers etc.). For everything else, we’ve got you covered, from US Senate and US Congress races to state House and state Senate races to the weird delegate thing to Attorney General. Here is the procrastinator’s guide to 2016 Pennsylvania Primary.
INDEGO SLASHED PRICES, SO WILL IT FINALLY REACH THE UNDERSERVED?
Philadelphia’s bike share program is now less than half price for Pennsylvanians using ACCESS cards, the card used statewide for its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program assistance — for the uninitiated, food stamps. Indego, which also unveiled its new bike model and new station sites, now offers monthly subscriptions to ACCESS card holders for $5 per month. Deputy Managing Director for Transportation Clarena Tolson announced the program at Indego’s first anniversary party yesterday. Here’s why the new payment option ups the ante on efforts to make the system’s subscriber base more inclusive.
Score a ticket to the opening night of this festival, which runs through June 13. Expect live performances, snacks, traditional Chinese crafts and arrays of gorgeous lanterns.
Where: Franklin Square at 200 6th St. 19102
When: April 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $17 adults; $12 kids; $15 seniors/military
BILLY PENN LIKES
FACT CHECKING A BUCKS LAWMAKER’S GUN LAW CLAIM
Pennsylvania laws that govern gun safety regulations were written by state legislators for decades before Steve Santarsiero was elected to a state House seat. But the Bucks County state representative who’s now a candidate for Congress is taking credit for legislation that governs gun safety in Pennsylvania. A mailer sent by his campaign claims Santarsiero, a Democrat running for a seat in the eighth congressional district, “wrote PA’s Gun Safety Law.” But, uh, Pennsylvania doesn’t have a law named for gun safety. What’s up with that?
ED SNIDER SHRUGGED: THE FLYERS OWNER’S HISTORY WITH AYN RAND
When Ed Snider died last week, the city mourned one of the great sports owners of the last 50 years. Thursday, the Flyers and Comcast-Spectacor opened the doors of the Wells Fargo Center, the arena Snider developed into one of the premier sports and entertainment facilities in the country, for a public celebration and remembrance: “A Celebration of Ed’s Life.” There wasn’t much about his history with controversial author Ayn Rand — but there sure could have been.