Election Day! Don’t forget to vote today

Posted on 03 November 2015 by Mike Lyons

Don’t forget to vote today. The slate of offices up for grabs include mayor, city council and, perhaps most important and least predictable this time around, seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Courtvote.

Check on your voter registration status here and find your polling place here. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Registered voters who are in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

All 17 seats on the City Council will be on the ballot. Some 14 candidates are running for at-large seats. Here’s a rundown from the Committee of Seventy. Jannie Blackwell is running unopposed for the 3rd District seat. As usual, the mayor’s race was likely decided in the primary.

The election for three seats on state’s Supreme Court has drawn a lot of interest among criminal justice activists, who see it as a test of the state’s commitment to easing mass incarceration and sentencing reforms. Here’s a rundown of the candidates for Supreme Court from the Committee of Seventy.

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Public school breakfast, lunch menu for November 2015

Posted on 01 November 2015 by

Click on the images below to view breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus served in Philadelphia public schools in November 2015. Click here if your school uses the Satellite menu.

November 2015 K-8 breakfast, lunch and dinner menu


November 2015 9-12 breakfast, lunch and dinner menu



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Last day to register to vote

Posted on 05 October 2015 by

Monday, Oct. 5 is the last day you can register to vote in the November 3 election. You can register online, too. Please click on the image below to register if you haven’t done it yet.


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Public school breakfast, lunch menu for October 2015

Posted on 04 October 2015 by

Click on the images below to view breakfast and lunch menus served in Philadelphia public schools in October 2015. Click here if your school uses the Satellite menu.

October 2015 K-8 breakfast, lunch menu


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So, in case you haven’t heard, the Pope is coming to town: Here’s some useful info (updated)

Posted on 25 September 2015 by

Pope_Francis_Korea_Haemi_Castle_19_(cropped)This weekend, the city of Philadelphia will greet Pope Francis, an exciting time for Philadelphians and guests, but also stressful for many local residents. Here’s our summary on various closures, restrictions and cancellations associated with the papal visit. The schedule of events and activities during the Papal visit on Sept. 26 & 27 is available here. Also check out these useful links: Papal Visit PlaybookPhilly Pope Map, Papal Visit FAQs. There will also be live streaming of events from the World Meeting of Families and the Papal visit stream (click here).

We will update this post as more information becomes available. Feel free to post comments or email us ( if you know of any closures or cancellations not included in this post.

Highway Closures, Traffic Restrictions (“Traffic Boxes”)

Some road closures and parking restrictions have already begun ahead of the visit, but major highway closures and traffic restrictions will start on Friday night. Mayor Michael Nutter has announced Papal “traffic boxes” for parts of Center City and West Philadelphia, beginning on Friday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively. Vehicles will be allowed to exit the traffic box area, but will not be allowed to re-enter it (except for emergency vehicles). There will be no SEPTA bus or trolley service within the boundaries of the traffic box, but there will be no restrictions to bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Here are the boundaries for the West Philadelphia Traffic Box:  Continue Reading

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Public school breakfast, lunch & dinner menus for September 2015

Posted on 07 September 2015 by

The 2015-2016 school year kicks off at Philadelphia public schools this Tuesday (Sept. 8), and we are resuming our posts with information on what is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner each month during the year. Click on the images below to view this month’s menus. If your school serves the Satellite menu, click here.

September K-8 Lunch, Breakfast and Dinner Menus


September 9-12 Lunch, Breakfast and Dinner Menus


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