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Finally reopen after Ida floods — in time for hurricane season

Nine months after Ida caused record-breaking flooding along the Schuylkill River, some Manayunk and East Falls businesses are only now reopening.

  • Several are returning with altered services, like a brewpub that stopped making beer, or a former bar turned into a haunted house. Some are still closed,  including a U.S. post office.

The main worry, Lizzy McLellan Ravitch reports, is that reserves are dry and FEMA relief never came — with another bad hurricane season about to begin.

Photos: Thousands march in new Philly Pride celebration

As thousands of colorfully dressed people proved as they marched through Old City into the Gayborhood on Sunday, Pride is back in the city of Philadelphia.

  • A new group of organizers pulled together the event after the implosion of Philly Pride Presents. One of the mandates of the reborn celebration was that it not involve police — and the goal was largely met.

On a day that needed celebration, writes photojournalist Nathan Morris, Philadelphians embraced their individuality, while coming together as one.

RECAP: What else happened?

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Mayor Kenney is out of town at a conference in NYC, so he’ll miss today’s Juneteenth flag-raising at City Hall, which features remarks by flag creator Ben Haith (11:30 a.m.).


💰 Cutting through the Budget BS: Join Billy Penn at Parks on Tap for a happy hour chat with Controller Rebecca Rhynhart about how Philly spends taxpayer money — and who gets a say in the process. Free with RSVP. (5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8)

🏳️‍🌈 Join Billy Penn reporter Michaela Winberg, host of “March On,” for happy hour at Cockatoo in the Gayborhood, with a drag performance by VinChelle followed by a discussion of modern Pride. Free with RSVP. (5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15)

🎙️ Malcolm Gladwell lands at the Fillmore for a live taping of his podcast, “Revisionist History.” Tickets start at $30. (7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8)

👔 The Meek Mill-connected Reform Alliance and Hire! Philly host a job fair at Wells Fargo Center, with openings for anyone looking but especially single parents, veterans, and formerly incarcerated people. (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 9)

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