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Acquittal of a municipal councillor; No, the Philly eateries didn’t slam the Astros; Meet the PA youth vote | Morning overview


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In a new trial, a Philly council member was acquitted of corruption charges

A federal jury yesterday acquitted Council Member Kenyatta Johnson and his wife Dawn Chavous, clearing them of corruption charges brought 3 years ago.

  • Little new evidence has been presented at the new trial. The case revolved around a consultancy contract from Universal, which the government claims was given to Chavous in exchange for political favors.

Philly’s reputation as a hotbed of corruption is overblown – it’s not in the top 5 cities – and Johnson voters have maintained their support for their councilman.

Kimberly Paynter / WHY

No, Philadelphia restaurants didn’t deliberately reject the Astros

Angelo’s pizzeria and Mike’s barbecue went viral earlier this week for refusing to fill a restaurant order from the Houston Astros, but that’s not the whole story.

  • A sporting rivalry gone too far? Fans on both sides have been disappointed by news reports claiming this, but both restaurants say food orders were declined as they landed outside of business hours.

People don’t really read the articles, they just read the headline,” the chef-owner of Mike’s BBQ told Asha Prihar.

Mike's BBQ food in South Philly
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Procrastinator’s Guide to Philadelphia’s November Election

The midterm elections are approaching and the Billy Penn Procrastinator’s Guide is here to help. Scroll through this cheat sheet to all the candidates and charter change questions, then mark it for easy access when you fill out your mail-in ballot or head to the polls on Nov. 8. Read the guide in Spanish here.

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🌟 Highlight good BP articles that few people clicked on 🌟

  • BP contributor Denali Sagner spoke with Adrianna Jones-Alston, daughter of Holmesburg prison experiments survivor Leodus Jones, about what the city’s recent apology means for her father and the legacy of his activism.


Selling Thanksgiving pies is the big annual fundraiser for MANNA, a 30-year-old “food as medicine” nonprofit. Mayor Kenney appears at Lincoln Financial Field to help announce the Nov. 22 event and officially declare Pie Day in Philadelphia (1:20 p.m.).


☕ Elixir Coffee is kicking off its “Heart on Your Sleeve” poetry project with a party and will be printing poems on take-out coffee sleeves throughout the winter and spring. (7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5)

🌮 Taller Puertorriqueño is hosting a BYOB Bad Bunny brunch with dishes from La Chingonita and El Merurky and pumpkin coquito for sale. Tickets are $50 with proceeds going to Hurricane Fiona.[11am1pmSunday6November)[11amor1pmSundayNov6)[11hou13hdimanche6novembre)[11amor1pmSundayNov6)