The PASS adds “Oysters and Charcuterie” Sunday Supper

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Matthew Ridgway, owner of The PASS in Rosemont, NJ is hosting a new Sunday supper, simply named “Oysters and Charcuterie.” The meal is served from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Ridgway says, “we know our local guests will love it, and we think it will be a great light supper for weekenders and daytrippers who are shopping in Lahaska, New Hope and Lambertville, or antiquing in Bucks and Hunterdon Counties.” Ridgway, who has made his name with his PorcSalt brand of sustainable, artisanal and local charcuterie.

Philadelphia diners may recognize the guy running the front-of-the-house, it is  Steve Schiavo, who won the 2011 Best of Philly award while he was working at Fond.

The PASS is open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday.

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SEPTA Says Goodbye to Transpass IDs

SEPTA's letter to RAGE (please click to enlarge)

After a lengthy grassroots campaign by Riders Against Gender Exclusion (RAGE), SEPTA said yesterday that it would remove gender stickers from all monthly transit passes by 2013. A fare policy proposal will be submitted to SEPTA’s board of directors that includes this change beginning in the second half of next year, says RAGE.

SEPTA General Manager Joseph Casey has said that the stickers would be phased out when the new fare card system went into place, but according to a letter he sent to Max Ray this week, SEPTA will eliminate the gender IDs sooner after almost three years of protesting them on the grounds that they discriminate against transgender people throughout the region.

“We are so thrilled to have won this historic victory for transgender and gender non-conforming SEPTA riders,” Max Ray, a founding member of RAGE, tells us exclusively. Ray has been keeping us updated about this campaign for the past year. “We won this victory by bringing together riders of all genders to take action demanding SEPTA and City Council recognize our right to safe and accessible public transit,” he says. “We are pleased SEPTA followed the lead of the trans community, their riders, their own advisory boards and City Council in recognizing the need to remove the stickers.”

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