November 13: Casino protest | Why SEPTA will continue 24/7 | Transpo platform ideas | Biking this Vortex

In response to rumors that the state is likely to award Philadelphia’s second casino license to Live! in South Philly near the stadiums, over 300 people showed up to a community meeting last night to protest. Real estate agent and former 2nd District City Council candidate Barbara Capozzi is leading the opposition.

Legislative Republicans elected conservative hardliners to lead their caucuses in Harrisburg, most notably ousting Senator Dominic Pileggi from Chester, who Senator Anthony Williams has called “an absolute star for Philly,” in favor of Senator Jake Corman from Centre County. Democratic caucus leaders stayed put.

Here are some of the ideas attendees asked the Bicycle Coalition for in the 2015 Better Mobility platform draft meeting earlier this week. You can still comment for another week before the platform is finalized.

Offering 24-hour subway service on weekends is a bit more expensive than running the Night Owl buses, but SEPTA is keeping it going anyway as a service to riders, and because they believe 24-hour subways are important to Philadelphia’s image and competitiveness.

More cities are hiring nightlife managers and devising responsible hospitality plans to balance a growing nighttime economy with neighborhood concerns. Is Philly at the point where we need something like this?

UIL is expressing a willingness to make concessions to some City Council demands to smooth the sale of PGW.

Does living in a walkable neighborhood help prevent or delay cognitive decline for older adults? Some interesting new research from the University of Kansas.

Dena Driscoll offers some tips for biking with children in the winter months.

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