Morning roundup

How would you spend city money?; NYC subway suspect rented U-Haul here; Fans rally behind cursing Bohm | Morning roundup

Cooking with blood in South Philly đŸ„˜

morningroundup-skyline2a
Danya Henninger / Billy Penn

💌 Want this daily digest emailed to you? Sign up for the free Billy Penn newsletter and it’ll land in your inbox every morning.


How do you think the city should spend taxpayer money?

Mayor Kenney’s budget for next fiscal year needs to be approved before July, with details on how to allocate $5.6 billion in funds.

  • We asked councilmembers to name their top priorities, and the list includes violence prevention efforts, community policing, and relief funds for Black and brown-owned businesses, among many others.

Jordan Levy asked dozens of Philadelphians their opinion, and few seemed interested. So how do you want City Hall to spend your taxpayer dollars?

Philly fans rally behind Bohm after he curses us out

Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm was caught on camera saying “I f-ing hate this place,” as the crowd booed during a home game earlier this week.

  • Bohm later owned up and apologized, which of course immediately endeared him to fans. (It helped that the Phils rallied to eventually beat the Mets that night, despite his errors.)

The story made national news — it was at one point trending in St. Paul, Minneapolis — and at last night’s game, Bohm walked out to a standing O.

RECAP: What else happened?

$ = paywalled 

Weekly brief on gun violence prevention (with PCGVR)

We publish this report each week in partnership with the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting at the Community College of Philadelphia. 

By the numbers in Philadelphia

  • 47: Shooting victims recorded last week, vs. 24 the week prior [PPD Google Drive]
  • 565: Shooting victims this year, down 1% from last year [PCGVR]
  • 130: Year-to-date homicides, down 7% from last year [Philly Police]

MAYOR WATCH

Mayor Kenney will not appear at the city’s biweekly briefing on the city’s gun violence response (1 p.m.), sending Managing Director Alexander in his place. You can hear it live on WURD Radio 900 AM / 96.1 FM or watch on Facebook.

ON THE CALENDAR

💃 “RuPaul’s Drag Race” getting a little played out? Head over to Franky Bradley’s for another installment of Snatcherella 3000, a local drag competition show where some of Philly’s finest queens compete for a crown. Tickets are $10. (9 p.m to 12 a.m. Wednesday, April 13)

âœđŸŸ Looking for a way to get politically active and meet people? Non-partisan group Vote FWD hosts a letter-writing happy hour at Indy Hall, with beer, snacks, and writing supplies provided. (6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 18)

Want some more? Explore other Morning roundup stories.

Let the news come to you

Billy Penn’s free morning newsletter brings you the latest Philly news that everyone will be talking about in your Slack channel.

Nice to see you (instead of a paywall)

Billy Penn’s mission is to provide free, quality information to Philadelphians through our articles and daily newsletter. If you believe local journalism is key to a healthy community, join us!

Did you hear that?

That was the sound of you being informed after reading another BP article. If you believe local information should be free and accessible to all Philadelphians, will you support Billy Penn today?

Informing Philadelphians, one story at a time

Your generous donation brought this article to life. Become a sustaining member today to continue Billy Penn’s work.

Bring a friend into the Billy Penn-verse

Thanks for reading another story! Know a fellow Philadelphian that would appreciate BP? Tell them about our newsletter.