Open Pa.s primary election ?; Kensington food co-op in serious difficulty; Lambs weird approval tweet | Tomorrow roundup

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The primary season is here, but not all voters will be able to weigh in on Pennsylvania’s highly controversial governor or senate race.

  • The Commonwealth has closed primary elections, so that only registered Democrats or Republicans can vote in their contests. If you want to change or choose a party for this election, you have until May 2 to do so.

With unrelated registration gaining popularity – it’s about 20% of Pa. voters under 35 – Asha Prihar reports renewed pressure to open primary.

After a decade-long battle to open and an unexpected boom during the pandemic, the Kensington Community Food Co-op has hit another hard point.

  • KCFC has struggled to find a foothold in the rapidly changing neighborhood. Residents are more transient than other areas where co-ops have thrived – think of Mt. Airy, West Philly, South Philly.

If members spent just $ 10 more per. shopping trip, it could save the store, GM told Lizzy McLellan Ravitch, but there are only 6 months to turn things around.

$ = payment wall

  • The Senate candidate and the U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb issued a statement saying he was approved by Philly’s Ward 5 Democrats – but that’s not true and the tweet is still up. [Billy Penn]
  • Letter voting at City Hall started yesterday. You can request your postal ballot paper, receive it, fill it out and return it at once if you wish. [@PhillyVotes/Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners]
  • Philadelphias large pay gap in 2020: For every $ 1 paid white man, white women earned $ 0.87; Asian women earned $ 0.65; Black women earned $ 0.60; and Latinas earned $ 0.54. [@EconomyLeague]
  • CCP students in need of affordable housing can benefit from a new Philadelphia Housing Authority program where they pay no more than 30% of their rental income. [Tribune$]
  • Katharine Davis will be the first woman and the first colored person to chair the city’s selective Central High School, the country’s second oldest. [Chalkbeat]
  • The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History reopens May 13 for the first time in two years. Admission is free in the near future, and the museum will be open Friday through Sunday. [NBC10]
  • Any Hello Kitty punching out there? The truck arrives in Center City on Saturday with free treats and merch. [@hellokittycafetruck]

Mayor Kenney has no public appearances scheduled for today. His social media accounts noted that you can now register your kids for summer camp, with dozens of options available here.


🍻 Billy Penn Philly Quizzo with Newbold Exchange: Our monthly trivia night goes to South Philadelphia this month – and there’s free beer for everyone who signs up! Test your local knowledge and win prizes while hanging out in a new coworking room in a former quiet movie house. Free with RSVP. (18.30 to 20.30 Thursday 28 April)

🎥 Fresh Prince reboot “Bel-Air” was filmed in both California and Philadelphia, and the production team joins the Greater Philadelphia Film Office for a virtual Q&A on how they made it work. Tix is ​​$ 5. (18.30 to 20.30 Tuesday 26 April)

🖼️ 14 local artists take over the Neon Museum for “City of Love: Artists Inspired By Philadelphia,” an exhibit honoring the diversity of Philly’s people, places, and things. Tickets cost $ 10. (April 29-June 19)

🦉 Temple hosts its first “Owned by Owls” street festival, an outdoor market next to Love City Brewing where all vendors are alumni from the school. (12:00 to 18:00 Saturday 30 April)

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