Good morning, Philly. As we head into the holiday, I'm feeling thankful for you, readers. I hope tomorrow you're surrounded by loved ones and a good meal. This newsletter is taking the day off, but I wish you a happy Thanksgiving and will see you bright and early Friday morning.
— Aubrey Nagle
Reading, Pennsylvania is consistently one of the country's poorest cities. But a big win — Reading High's first state boys' basketball championship — earlier this year brought a renewed spirit to the city.
Since the championship last spring, residents and civic leaders say there's change in the air. If a new sign reading "Mayor Wally Scott Welcomes You to Reading – A City of Positive Change," is to be believed, Walker and basketball could help Reading rebound.
But before Black Friday, there's Black Wednesday. Tonight is one of the year's rowdiest nights out and many of Philly's best watering holes are offering specials.
Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack III officially launched his reelection campaign yesterday with a speech at City Hall.
"It's not a secret this year has been difficult for my family and me, but we're emerging stronger and healthier," Stack said at City Hall. This race is certainly one to watch come 2018.
We want to see what our community looks like through your eyes. Show us the park that your family walks through every weekend with the dog, the block party in your neighborhood or the historic stretch you see every morning on your commute to work.