November 5: Governor Wolf | 2015 campaign begins | Sustainability office saved

There were few bright spots for the Democratic Party in yesterday’s midterm elections, but the Pennsylvania Governor’s race was an important exception, with Democrat Tom Wolf beating out Governor Tom Corbett by about 10 points. Corbett will be the first one-term Governor since the Commonwealth began allowing Governors to serve two terms in 1968.

Voters overwhelmingly approved changing the Philadelphia charter to make Michael Nutter’s Office of Sustainability a permanent part of city government, and also approved the other two ballot questions.

The 2015 Philadelphia elections semi-officially begin today, but the invisible primary has really been going on for months.

The latest in the Little Pete’s saga: the developer of the Hudson Hotel gave Councilman Kenyatta Johnson $5000 in 2013. Simon van Zuylen-Wood unsuccessfully attempted to get Johnson to address the donations.

This Old City got the renderings of the Hudson Hotel that would replace Little Pete’s.

A musical composition and performance art piece contemplating Philadelphia’s rivers and their relationship to the city debuts this weekend.

Philly Weekly’s Randy LoBasso is the new communications manager for the Bicycle Coalition. 

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