Newsletter for Thursday, March 10
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
It’s probably worth hanging out someplace scenic when the sun sets on these warm days; photo via @colleenaaa on Instagram.
POLICE: AT LEAST 100 INVOLVED IN CENTER CITY MELEE
Maybe you saw all the police hustling kids through Center City yesterday during rush hour and wondered what was going on. Or maybe you caught the tail end of the brawl on Dilworth Park that ended with six teens and one adult arrested, per this 6ABC story. Police still don’t know what started the fight, but they say they were expecting something to happen, what with more people outdoors on an 80-degree March day. (A police source told the Metro it was a “perfect storm” of conditions, for instance.)
‘MILLENNIAL ADVISORY BOARD’ TO REBOOT, DROP MOST INVITEES
The Kenney administration is overhauling a millennial board that had been introduced by the Nutter administration to increase engagement with young people and attract them to city jobs. Its broad goal of demystifying city government won’t change too much, but the makeup of the board likely will. Nina Ahmad, deputy mayor of public engagement, said she wants the group to be diverse and representative of millennials populating the many neighborhoods of Philadelphia, from race to profession and beyond. Here’s when things are expected to get rolling again.
|What||A community meeting and discussion with the artists behind the "Philadelphia Block Project" in the gallery that will host their final show later this year.|
|Where||Philadelphia Photo Arts Center at 1400 N. American St.|
|When||March 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
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WHAT CHARTERS DO TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S BUDGET
If you’ve read about the charter school approval process in the last two years, no doubt you’ve come across a common critique: That our financially hamstrung school district simply can’t afford more charters, making new charters unwise. But is there a certain number of charters that would essentially financially break the Philadelphia School District? How many charter approvals or new charter seats would mean insolvency? Here’s why there’s no way to tell.
PHILLY’S TV NEWSERS ARE EXCITED IT’S WARM OUT
Philadelphia got its first sweet taste of spring over the last 24 hours, and there’s no better way to tell a new season is being ushered in than by taking a cue from our astute local news and weather casters. It’s time for the springtime edition of weather caster wear. Here are eight members of your Philly news team and what they wore to celebrate spring.