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U.S. Senate recount: How will Oz vs. McCormick be decided?
It’s official: Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate is going to a recount, with fewer than 1,000 votes separating the candidates.
- A legal battle over mail ballots could be key in the tight contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV personality Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick.
Unlike in 2020, neither preemptively declared themselves winner. We should know final results on June 8, Asha Prihar and Lizzy McLellan Ravitch explain.
‘Hurricane’ Schwartz retires from NBC Philadelphia today
Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz is due to sign off for the final time this week, after 27 years at NBC10, the past 15 of them as chief meteorologist.
- Known for his signature bowtie, Schwartz is a born and raised Philadelphian, but his nickname came from his time at The Weather Channel, where he was essentially their first “storm chaser.”
As Schwartz vows to continue studying what he terms “the climate emergency,” Jordan Levy takes a brief look back at his groundbreaking career.
March On: The Fight for Pride
RECAP: What else happened?
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- Building inspectors are quitting L&I at a striking pace, with many citing a crushing workload and a politics-driven double standard that lets big firms get away with violations. [Inquirer$]
- The Philadelphia School District hosted a trauma training for parents and caregivers, whom advocates say play an important role in stopping youth gun violence. [WHYY]
- The unionization drive sweeping Starbucks across the country has come to Philadelphia; four city cafes voted to unionize this week. [Axios]
- Following the punching death of Eric Pope outside Tabu, the Gayborhood bar said it’s hiring a new security manager and will engage staff in LGBTQ awareness and sensitivity training. [CBS3/6ABC]
- Experts are predicting another strong hurricane season, and urging Philadelphians to prepare for another round of potential severe flooding. [WHYY’s PlanPhilly]
- Heading to the shore for the long weekend? Chickie’s & Pete’s is giving away free buckets of (the vigorously trademarked) Crabfries from 12-5 p.m. at the AC Expressway toll plaza. [Wooder Ice/Billy Penn]
After a relatively busy week in the public eye, nothing on the docket for Mayor Kenney as far as the public is concerned on this day before the long weekend.
ON THE CALENDAR
🎸 Bands supporting Billy Penn: We’re emceeing a music show at The Fire, the woman-owned indie music venue and bar on Girard Avenue. Come hang at our table as you check out local bands with sounds ranging from blues-rock to surf-goth. Tickets are $15, and a portion of sales benefit BP’s journalism. (8 p.m. to midnight, Wednesday, June 1)
🐦 The Academy of Natural Sciences kicks off Black Birders Week with a cocktail party of some of Philly’s best, who’ll give a short talk about their experiences of birding while Black. Tickets start at $25. (5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 28)
🎆 Kick off the summer season with a free fireworks show over the Delaware River. Festivities start with a show by the 78th Army Band’s Latin Ensemble at Penn’s Landing. (Show 8 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28)
🌻 Sundae, the weekly house party that’s been going for 19 years, features Lady Alma performing live at a family-friendly gathering at Sunflower Philly on North 5th Street. Tickets are $20. (4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 29)