Police move on Penn encampment; Tiny homes; Union sign wunderkind

Police in riot gear arrived at Penn’s campus early Friday morning and ordered pro-Palestinian protesters to leave the area. A short time later, they started making arrests. 

The encampment has been in place since late April following a protest march that connected students from campuses across the city.

On Thursday, Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro said it is “past time for the university to act, to address this, to disband this encampment and restore order and safety on campus.”

He also called the situation at Penn “unstable” and “unacceptable.” Continue reading…

Penn students’ encampment. (Carmen Russell Sluchansky/WHYY)

James Beard Awards semifinalist for “best chef” Carlos Aparicio says that across his 25-year career as a baker and corporate chef in New York and Philadelphia, it is the feedback for his South Philly restaurant’s distinctive handmade sourdough tortillas and cemita bread that stands out. 

“Our sourdough tortilla program is something you’ve never seen,” Aparicio said. He says he is particularly proud that the thing getting him recognition is his fusion of flour skills with his beloved Puebla food. Continue reading… 

Carlos Aparicio of El Chingón. (Courtesy Carlos Aparicio)

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• Gov. Shapiro is expected to sign a bill banning the use of handheld phones behind the wheel, in a bid to curb distracted driving and car accidents. [6ABC] 

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