Newsletter for Friday, Oct. 14
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It was a beautiful fall day in the Italian Market. Photo via @taxonomiste on Instagram.
POLL: TRUMP LOSING BADLY IN THE PHILLY BURBS
Donald Trump’s poll numbers in the Philly suburbs have gone from bad to worse. The latest poll shows his trouble might be even bigger than anticipated, and because respondents in the crucial ring around the city have a big problem with the “Access Hollywood” tape. Here’s more from the most recent survey done by Bloomberg. Meanwhile, despite those polls and Trump’s very bad week, his surrogate in Pennsylvania — a black Republican and lifelong Philadelphian — is still trying like hell to whip up Trump voters in Philly.
UBER AND LYFT PAID $350K IN TAXES TO PHILLY SCHOOLS OVER TWO MONTHS
In the two-plus months that UberX and Lyft were actually legal in the City of Philadelphia, the ridesharing companies collectively paid more than $350,000 to the School District of Philadelphia in taxes, according to a report from PlanPhilly. Now that they’re illegal again? That influx of cash goes away.
TRUMP FAN AT MAIN LINE EVENT FOR IVANKA: ‘POLLS ARE FOR SKIERS AND STRIPPERS’
Yesterday afternoon, a Main Line crowd dressed to the nines in suits, pantsuits and dresses broke out into chants of “Trump,” “build that wall” and “lock her up” while they waited for Ivanka Trump, the presidential candidate’s daughter, to arrive. It wasn’t a great idea to bring up polls at the event, though. One woman told us: “Polls are for skiers and strippers.” Here’s what happened next in a ballroom in Malvern.
The EAT Cafe is a nonprofit community center in West Philly that's also a full-service, sit-down restaurant — where guests pay what they can for their meals. Refreshments served.
Where: EAT Cafe at 3820 Lancaster Ave. 19104
When: October 14, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
How much: Free, RSVP requested
BILLY PENN LIKES
FISHTOWN 5-YEAR-OLD DELIVERING NOTES TO VICTIMS OF THE BINARY BANDITS
Meet Ocean Whitaker. She’s 5. And she was upset to learn that thieves now known as the “Binary Bandits” were stealing 0s and 1s off of homes in East Kensington. So she wrote notes to the people whose homes were targeted and taped them to doors across the neighborhood. Read about her story and watch an adorable video of her delivering the letters.
GENO’S OWNER EXPLAINS WHY HE TOOK DOWN ‘SPEAK ENGLISH’ SIGN
It was Joey Vento’s dying wish that a sign that read “Speak English” stay hanging at Geno’s Steaks in South Philly. But that sign is now gone, taken down by his son and now-owner Geno Vento. Geno told NBC10 yesterday the reason why the sign finally came down: “It’s not about a sign. It’s about what you do and what your mark in life is, and I wanna change that mark in life.”