Newsletter for Wednesday, Nov. 25
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
This Darth Vader mural proves the force is strong in Kensington (Instagram via @tom_m_weir)
UBER AND LYFT ARE CLOSE TO BECOMING LEGAL IN PHILLY
Good news from Harrisburg for tech-savvy consumers, UberX drivers and horses everywhere: It’s looking like the days of PPA ride-sharing stings are over. The Senate voted yesterday to pass a bill — that even has support from the PPA — that would permanently legalize ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft statewide. The House must still vote in favor of the legislation, but Governor Tom Wolf appears to be a fan. His spokesperson noted that the governor wants ride-sharing companies to grow.
TEEN SUSPECT ARRESTED, OFFICER STABLE AFTER I-676 SHOOTING AND BUS FIRE
Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Patrick Casey, 31, is in stable condition after a shooting yesterday at about 9:45 a.m. left the Vine Street Expressway riddled with bullets. Preliminary reports suggest gunfire began after a man slammed a vehicle into a school bus, causing the bus to catch fire. Vine Street Expressway and other nearby roads and highways were closed for hours. Police have charged 17-year-old Giovanni Cotto with attempted murder among other charges.
There's tons going on the night before Thanksgiving, but belting out tunes at a cozy South Street bar is one of the better options. Deals on Wild Turkey drinks will give you the liquid courage necessary, even if you have to drag your cousins along.
Where: Bridget Foy's at 200 South St. 19147
When: November 25, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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SECRETS OF 30TH STREET STATION
Philly’s 30th Street Station: It’s been the hub for train transportation in the region since the 1930s. But all most people know about 30th Street is the main waiting area, the track level and the upper level where Regional Rail . Those areas take up one and a half floors. The building itself contains eight. This Secret Philly provides a peek of the 30th Street Station you don’t usually get to see — the one reserved for employees or V.I.P.s.
WHERE PHILLY’S WILD TURKEYS COME FROM
They were spotted waddling around West Philly earlier this year, not far from Penn’s campus. They’ve been seen in small flocks in Northeast Philly, especially around Pennypack Park. And across the city at random times, wild turkeys have been pecking and scratching away at parked cars, perplexed by their own reflections. Look, sometimes you’ll just see wild turkeys meandering through Philadelphia streets. We looked into why that is. Turns out it’s a great story.