Friday, September 4, 2015

Should the Parkway be blocked off and used for paid-admission concerts?

READER POLL

Should the Parkway be blocked off and used for paid-admission concerts?

Yes, Made in America festival will showcase the city
 
  93 (12.3%)
No, let concert promoters rent the ballpark or the Linc
 
  332 (43.9%)
Yes, as long as the city doesn't foot the bill
 
  214 (28.3%)
No, great civic spaces should be open to everyone
 
  220 (29.1%)
Total votes = 757
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Why is music festival price unknown?


Letters to the Editor
Wolf's war on choice Gov. Wolf's intervention in Chester Upland School District is not, as The Inquirer suggests, a "legal alternative to a gridlocked legislative process" ("School needs are pressing," Aug. 23). To the contrary, Wolf attempted to usurp legislative authority and balance the district's budget on the backs of special-education charter school students.
UNTIL THREE years ago, my wife and I were like a lot of immigrants: Drawn to the U.S. by jobs better than what we could find at home, we saw ourselves as outsiders - temporary resident aliens, as the government called us. Even living in Washington, I followed U.S. politics with detachment, the way you'd watch a football game between two schools in states you've never been to. When our friends back home in Canada asked if we planned to stay, we'd shrug and joke about the weather being better.