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Voters could decide to overhaul Philly’s Zoning Board

Should City Council have a say over who’s on the Zoning Board of Adjustment? And should it be larger, with specific types of people on it?

  • The commission that makes development decisions in Philly could change pretty radically if voters approve a May ballot question, expanding from 5 to 7 and having required representation from community orgs.

It’s probably the most controversial of all the charter changes up for a vote, Lizzy McLellan Ravitch reports, with the mayor and Council at odds.

Fans have a banner day with wins for Phillies, Eagles, Sixers

Philly sports fans’ underlying assumption of things going wrong was shattered yesterday with positive developments for three major league franchises.

The biggest news came from a team that didn’t play: the Eagles orchestrated a “blockbuster” draft night trade for Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown.

RECAP: What else happened?

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Mayor Kenney starts his day at a DEI roundtable hosted by the International Franchise Association (9 a.m.; livestreamed here), then heads to the waterfront to help dedicate the new Delaware River Trail (10:30 a.m.). Afternoon sees Kenney speak at the Hands Around City Hall for Survivors of Sexual Assault event (1:20 p.m.).


👑 The Philadelphia Show lands at the top of the Art Museum steps with dozens of antiques, artworks, and crafts. Admission is $20 for adults, free for kids. (11 a.m. to evening, Friday to Sunday, April 29-May 1)

🥏 Philly’s pro ultimate frisbee season kicks off with a Phoenix watch party at the Giant supermarket beer garden, which has 40 beers on tap and a terrace overlooking the Schuylkill. (6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30)

🥂 The Mind, Body, and Bubbly wellness fair lands at 990 Spring Garden, with yoga, food, and shopping. Tickets start at $30; proceeds benefit Dawn’s Place, a nonproft supporting survivors of sex trafficking. (9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 1)

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