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5 things you may not know about today’s election

5 things you may not know about today’s election

Did you know there’s an election in Philly—and in municipalities throughout the United States—today? There is. The numbers say a lot of the city is not necessarily paying attention this year, so we’ve come up with a list of basic things you may not know about today’s election. Starting with… There is an election today Hate to begin with...

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PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, Nov. 4-8

PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, Nov. 4-8

Monday, Nov. 4 ACT UP Philly weekly meeting. 6pm. Saint Luke’s Church. 330 S. 13th St. Somerset Neighbors for a Better Living. 6:30pm. 2801 Frankford Ave. East Mt. Airy Neighborhood Safety Meeting. 7pm. Grace Epiphany Episcopal Church, Ardleigh and Gowen. Tuesday, Nov. 5 Central North Epic Stakeholders. 12pm. 2551 N 22nd St. Code for Philly Meetup. Stop...

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Amidst new dire polling, Gov. Corbett attacks Rep. Schwartz and Obamacare

Amidst new dire polling, Gov. Corbett attacks Rep. Schwartz and Obamacare

You know what they say: When the going gets tough, attack your potential opponent. This morning, Franklin and Marshall released a poll showing Pennsylvania governor’s Tom Corbett’s poll numbers numbers stuck in a rut. Just one in five voters thinks he is doing a good or excellent job  and an entire 67 percent of Pennsylvanians think it’s time for...

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Food stamp funds getting cut tomorrow – here’s what to expect

Food stamp funds getting cut tomorrow – here’s what to expect

If you’re someone who relies on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to eat, things are about to get ugly. The federal government is cutting $5 billion from the program this week, and, if some people in Washington have their way, there will be more where that came from. The $80 billion yearly program provides aid to 14 percent of all U.S. households...

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Map shows best living spots for food delivery in Philadelphia

Map shows best living spots for food delivery in Philadelphia

A so-called Philadelphia Food Delivery Heatmap popped up in my inbox this morning. And despite my better instincts, I’m putting it on this blog because a) food is awesome, and, b) like many people I’ve met over the  years, I’m not sure where I’d be at this stage in life without take-out/delivery options. The map, sent out by an apartment...

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What’s behind the move to block paid sick days for Philly’s working class?

What’s behind the move to block paid sick days for Philly’s working class?

When City Council failed to override Philadelphia Mayor Nutter’s veto of last spring’s bill that sought to mandate a minimum of 56 hours of paid sick leave for all employees at workplaces in Philadelphia, Councilman Bill Greenlee—the bill’s prime sponsor—first apologized to the 180,000 local workers who would’ve welcomed that benefit. He then...

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Rep. Brian Sims offers ‘Zombie Daryl Metcalfe’ as Halloween costume

Rep. Brian Sims offers ‘Zombie Daryl Metcalfe’ as Halloween costume

State Rep. Brian Sims is having some fun with his Halloween costume, and raising some money off it. On his public Facebook page, the Philly legislator linked to a fundraising website hosted by NGP VAN, a D.C.-based fundraising organization, which asks: “What Should I be for Halloween?” There are four options: “Zombie Daryl Metcalfe,” “Bearded Ted Cruz,”...

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PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, Oct. 28-Nov. 1

PhillyNow Calendar: civic events, Oct. 28-Nov. 1

It’s a busy week if you keep up with City Council’s goings-on, or if you’re someone who gets really, really prepared for Halloween. Civic events are below; some descriptions have been copy-and-pasted from civic association/other calendars for aggregation here. Send any events we missed to civics@philadelphiaweekly.com Monday, Oct. 28 Philadelphia...

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In the future, meth houses will be disclosed

Incredibly, Pennsylvania is one of just 22 states with no law in place to disclose meth production when buying or selling a home. Neither are there laws to disclose meth production when renting a home or apartment; renting a hotel room; or selling a motor vehicle. Someone may have made meth in your past, current, or future house, and unlike Jesse Pinkman in Season...

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World Court of Women attempts to rewrite history in Kensington

World Court of Women attempts to rewrite history in Kensington

Corrine Kumar has put together 40 World Courts of Women during her time as an activist on the global stage. Last weekend, the Tunisian human rights and women’s activist was at the West Kensington Ministries on Norris Square to meet with more than 200 poor and working class people, listening to testimonies relating to injustices suffered throughout the United...

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