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Taylor Swift - SEPTA urging Taylor Swift concertgoers to use public transportation to avoid 'Bad Blood' with traffic - - city Philadelphia - city Center
SEPTA urging Taylor Swift concertgoers to use public transportation to avoid 'Bad Blood' with traffic
PHILADELPHIA - SEPTA is warning Swifties to avoid having Bad Blood with traffic and instead use public transportation for Taylor Swift's three-night stop in Philadelphia. Swift will spend May 12, May 13 and May 14 performing at Lincoln Financial Field as part of her Eras Tour. After an array of issues surrounding tickets, from Ticketmaster's availability controversy, high prices and the selling of fake tickets, fans who are attending the shows are already buzzing with excitement. Some Taylor Swift fans were disappointed to learn they would not be able to attend Taylor's Philadelphia shows despite purchasing tickets months ago.As the City of Brotherly Love prepares to welcome Swift, SEPTA is preparing for increased traffic in and around South Philadelphia. SEPTA says it is helping riders "shake off" traffic congestion with additional service to help fans get to the Linc. The agency is also advising riders to plan their trips to and from the concert venue, with a recommendation to purchase fares in advance. RELATED COVERAGEIn addition to regular service on the Broad Street Line, five local trains will make stops to NRG Station leaving the Fern Rock Transportation Center at these dates and times: SEPTA says additional service from Center City will also be offered on the Paoli/Thorndale, Media/Wawa and West Trenton lines on Saturday and Sunday. Fans are urged to go directly to NRG Station after the shows to catch the Broad Street Line and connecting transportation. 
Jeff Cole - Jeff Brown - Helen Gym - Amen Brown - Philadelphia mayoral candidates quarrel over proposed Sixers arena - - city Center - city Chinatown
Philadelphia mayoral candidates quarrel over proposed Sixers arena
PHILADELPHIA - As excitement builds for the 76ers upcoming playoff run, those vying to be the next mayor of Philadelphia are voicing their opinions on a controversial proposal to build a new arena in Center City.Discourse about the proposed Chinatown arena was one of several highlights from FOX 29's Democratic Mayoral Debate held Tuesday night at Temple University's Liacouras Center. Candidate Helen Gym said she met with the land developer to convey her message that billionaires are not deserving of public subsidies. Gym also attacked fellow candidate Jeff Brown, who supports the proposed project. Brown, who founded a grocery store chain Brown's Super Stores, is embroiled in legal action by Philadelphia's ethics board which claims he broke campaign finance rules by working with an outside spending group. PHILADELPHIA MAYORAL RACE"I did not collude with them and when we go to court that will be found out," said Brown when asked by FOX 29's Jeff Cole about the allegations during Tuesday night's debate. Meanwhile, the Executive Director of Philadelphia's Board of Ethics Shane Creamer says their investigation "speaks for itself," adding that Brown allegedly coordinated with the Super PAC and a 501C4. A city judge will hear the case in late-April, just weeks before the Philadelphia Democratic primary election for mayor.