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A protest gets response from USPS, and missing mail delivered
Germantown neighbors protested Saturday to demand changes like a community advisory council at their post office after problems with mail delivery.
- Missing checks, lost medicine, and disappearing letters are some of the issues described by residents of Wood Norton Apartments. Mail-related check theft has been an ongoing problem in the city.
After the protest was announced, Emily Rizzo reports for WHYY, USPS finally responded and delivered mail — but residents want more than a quick fix.
The Philadelphia Warriors, where basketball legends were made
To most of the world, the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics is a great showcase of two of the league’s best teams.
- But the Warriors once called Philadelphia home, and the matchup brings back nostalgic wishes that the legendary Wilt Chamberlain-Paul Arizin-Tom Gola team had never been moved out west.
“Nothing will top the Warriors in West Philly, back in the day,” former La Salle coach Herb Magee told Billy Penn. “I loved it. I loved every minute of it.”
March On: The Fight for Pride
RECAP: What else happened?
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- Former City Commissioner Al Schmidt, a Republican who oversaw the 2020 election in Philadelphia, is set to testify today in front of the House Jan. 6 committee. [Billy Penn/Inquirer$]
- In the 1990s, the Vine Street Expressway sliced Chinatown in half. In “Still Processing,” Philly native Wesley Morris looks at how it’s disrupted life for everyone from schoolkids to seniors. [Spotify/NYT$]
- Educator Sloan Carter relied on the Route 42 bus. Not only did her rides help introduce her to art, they also helped her flee abuse at home. [Al Día]
- FDR Park’s longtime weekend pop-up food market will become official and permanent, with the city granting $100k to the Cambodian Association to plan how it can happen. [WHYY]
- “Alpha Sacred Beings,” a sculpture of a dinosaur skeleton covered with beadwork by Lenni-Lenape artists, is now a permanent part of the Navy Yard. [Streets Dept]
- In this “Headlines of Yore,” we meet Frederick Taylor, the Philadelphia Quaker who codified modern work’s relentless drive for efficiency. [Billy Penn]
- Before it snapped yesterday, the Phillies’ win streak was 9 in a row, the longest since 2011. Interim manager Rob Thomson is getting production out of the younger players, who’ve been nicknamed “day care.” [CBS Sports/Phillies Nation/@byalexcoffey]
Mayor Kenney joins Parks & Rec officials at Eakins Oval to announce the summer season of The Oval XP, with a giant Ferris wheel, beer garden, and kids activities (1:30 p.m.) Evening brings the mayor back to the area for the Police Athletic League 75th anniversary gala at the Water Works (5 p.m.).
ON THE CALENDAR
🥪 BP Quizzo is in Chestnut Hill this month! Join us at the top of cobblestoned Germantown Avenue as we take over Tavern on the Hill for a night of Philly trivia with happy hour specials and prizes. Tickets are free with RSVP. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21)
🏳️🌈 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)
💵 The first Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll of the season sees dozens of vendors, restaurants, and artists offering specials for $1 and up for an extended happy hour along the West Philly corridor. (5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16)
💕 A dance party with live music, food, and tech demonstrations takes over the Lawn at UCity next to 30th Street Station to kick off the “11 Days of Love Stories” festival. Tix are pay what you wish. (5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15)