#PhillyFive What We're Reading: March 13, 2015
What we're reading this morning: Sam Katz's plan; SEPTA jobs; barbers cut heads; and what one man is giving up for Lent.
Stories from around the Web that we're reading this morning. Something for everyone.
Sam Katz's audacious, radical plan to save Philly schools (and the pension fund, too). He's not even a mayoral candidate. Yet. Phillymag.com
What's harder to get into: Stanford or SEPTA? The incredibly competitive world of transit careers. BillyPenn.com
Shave and a haircut -- plus some candid advice about life. Researchers enlisted nearly 150 barbers from about 50 shops citywide and trained them in how to talk to clients about two loaded issues: HIV/STDs and violence prevention. citypaper.com
Why I'm hooked on online dating (but gave it up for Lent) So far, Philly know-it-all Albert Lee has been able to fight the urge to re-download OkCupid, Match and Tinder. Technical.ly
Pa. medical marijuana advocate: "We have the votes." An interview with the executive director of Cannabis Growers Association of Pennsylvania. bizjournals.com
- Sam Wood