Newsletter for Wednesday, Feb. 24
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
LOVE statue, meet Dilworth Park (Instagram via @assocpublicart)
CHENAULT-FATTAH “NO LONGER WORKS AT NBC10”
The effects of Chaka Fattah’s legal battle have officially trickled down to his wife: NBC10 announced yesterday longtime anchor Renee Chenault-Fattah “no longer works at NBC10.” She had been on leave for the last six months. Chenault-Fattah, who started at NBC10 in 1991, was listed as “Person E” in Fattah’s indictment, the owner of a Porsche that was sold to a lobbyist for $18,000 but that the Fattahs actually kept.
UNIVERSAL PRE-K IN PHILLY: WHAT IT WOULD COST, WHAT HAPPENS NOW
There are currently 14,000 quality pre-K seats and 42,500 3-to-5-year- olds in Philadelphia, according to the latest report from the Philadelphia Commission on Universal Pre-Kindergarten. The 17-person commission held a public hearing on Monday to welcome feedback on its most recent report, published earlier this month. Here’s what happens now.
|What||'Chopped Junior' winner Henry McDaniel joins chef Justin Swain on South Street West to help make this week's burger special, which comes with a shot and IPA for $15. (Swap the drinks for a root beer float if you're under 21.)|
|Where||Rex 1516 at 1516 South St.|
|When||February 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm|
BILLY PENN LIKES
SHARIF STREET, SHIRLEY KITCHEN AND THE ART OF GETTING OUT OF THE WAY
Shirley Kitchen is retiring from the Pennsylvania State Senate. Her chosen successor is Sharif Street, son of her former boss, ex-Philly Mayor John Street. So she’s cleared the way for him to run — including meeting with another potential candidate for the Northeast Philly seat. That’s not how elections usually work, but it is a fixture of politics in this one-party town. Mark Dent has more.
SAXBYS CEO: PHILLY DESERVES A RENOVATED 30TH STREET STATION
Philly is a world-class city, notes Saxbys CEO Nick Bayer. So why are many people given a bad first impression thanks to many areas inside 30th Street Station, including appalling restrooms? Bayer, whose company just debuted a renovated storefront inside the massive commuter hub, says in his Billy Penn column that the whole station should follow his lead.