January 8: New flights at PHL | Trujillo backs revenue shift | Sidewalk manners | No savesies

Frontier Airlines will begin offering daily flights to Chicago, Charlotte, and Atlanta from Philadelphia International Airport. They’re offering $49 one-way flights until midnight on January 10th. 

Seth Kaplan, the 29-year-old president of the Somerton Civic Association, is Congressman-elect Brendan Boyle’s pick for the Democratic nominee in the special election to replace him in the 170th District state representative seat. There will be a special election likely timed with the 2015 Philadelphia primaries.

Mayoral candidate Ken Trujillo endorses the shift from wage and business taxes to commercial property taxes that has long evaded city tax reform proponents like Paul Levy and multiple blue-ribbon commissions.

William Bender takes a skeptical look at probable City Council candidate Lewis Thomas III’s shifting online biography.

Via Holly Otterbein, Boston is putting some real enforcement muscle behind ending “dibs”, whereby people save a shoveled-out parking space with a chair or cone. Philly police launched the #nosavesies Twitter campaign, but the Streets Department does not have a policy of removing parking chairs.

Mind your sidewalk manners: “If it’s a wide sidewalk, collapse your group of 4 into 2, if it’s a narrow sidewalk, collapse your group of 2 into 1.”

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