Newsletter for Friday, Oct. 7
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The 11 trolley, as seen from underground. Photo via @digital.dre on Instagram.
UBERX, LYFT SAY THEY’LL APPEAL A PHILLY SHUTDOWN ORDER; WILL KEEP OPERATING
Hours after a Philadelphia judge effectively ordered UberX and Lyft to shut down operations in the city Thursday, both ride-sharing services announced they would keep operating in defiance of the law. Uber released a statement Thursday night saying it is appealing the court’s decision and remaining available in Philadelphia for riders and drivers. Lyft announced it is doing the same, adding that it was given no opportunity to be heard on the issue before Thursday’s order. Here’s what we know right now, and what it means for drivers and riders.
PHILLY CITY COUNCIL BLASTS RACISM AT CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE
Seven City Council members are condemning Chestnut Hill College for discriminating against a black student and fighting against recommendations from the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission about the incident. Led by Helen Gym and Cindy Bass, the resolution against the Northwest Philly college was introduced in Council’s session Thursday morning. It stems from the 2012 case of then-student Allan-Michael Meads.
Check out the new digs of Philly's OG coworking community as enhanced by the art of Saul Draws in a show called "Seldom Serious." You'll be able to peruse (and buy) hundreds of drawings, multiple sculptures and a coloring book.
Where: Indy Hall at 399 Market St. 19106
When: October 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
BILLY PENN LIKES
‘AMERICA’S DAD,’ TIM KAINE, TALKS SCHOOLS, THE WEATHER AND TRUMP IN PHILLY
Tim Kaine stood on a blue stool behind a podium at Spring Garden Elementary and proclaimed his love for Philadelphia. “What a beautiful day,” the VP candidate said to small, handpicked group of schoolkids, parents and media including Billy Penn, playing his dad role to the T. “Is it always sunny…in Philadelphia?” He talked about how nice the weather was during the DNC and how it was “one of the two best weeks of the campaign.” And he talked, of course, about Trump.
HOW PHILLY’S ‘HOMELESS NEWSPAPER’ GETS TO THE STREETS
Kyriq Medearis is one of about 60 vendors for One Step Away, billed as “Greater Philadelphia’s first newspaper by those without homes for those with homes.” Printed monthly, OSA is distributed by many of its writers, each patrolling the streets with a pile of papers, hoping one leads to greater opportunity. He commutes into the city daily from Delaware; here’s why.