What’s next after Pa. House forms panel to investigate Krasner?
Harrisburg Republicans are trying to oust Philadelphia’s progressive district attorney, and observers say the effort is likely to intensify this summer.
- House lawmakers just agreed on a budget, so they can resume trying to impeach DA Larry Krasner. Started by reps from outside the city, the effort has also received support from some Philly Democrats.
What are the chances it actually happens, and what are the next steps? Jordan Levy walks through the details of what Philadelphians need to know.
Where to find 24-hour diners around Philadelphia
Once filled with late-night eats on what seemed like every corner, Philly’s 24-hour diner culture has been on its deathbed for almost a decade.
- The demolition of Little Pete’s was perhaps a sign of things to come. Its demise was followed by Center City’s Midtown diners, and several other spots reduced their hours, including The Dining Car and Fishtown Diner.
With the news that Melrose Diner may be next, where can you find that all-night hum? Bibiana Correa rounds up half a dozen 24-hour diners around Philly.
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RECAP: What else happened?
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- Some Philly parents are finding it tough to get their young kids vaccinated against COVID, because pharmacies can’t do it and some doctors don’t have it in stock. [WHYY]
- Over 225,000 Philly homeowners will see property taxes drop automatically, as the increase to the Homestead Exemption was just signed into law. If you’re not yet enrolled, you can still apply — the deadline is Dec. 1 [WHYY’s PlanPhilly/phila.gov]
- If you rely on the No. 10, 11, 13, 34, or 36 trolleys to reach Center City, it’s time to reroute. Two weeks of maintenance begin today, so service will begin and end at 40th and Market. [PhillyVoice]
- Mina’s World, a West Philly cafe that opened with a mantra of equity and inclusivity, has closed after a dispute between employees and owners that erupted on social media. [Inquirer$/@mwworkers/@minasworld4you]
- Is your favorite footballer Gareth Bale, do you value John Cale’s musical stylings, or do you just like dragons? Get excited for Philly’s first ever Welsh Week celebration, coming at the end of August. [KYW]
- Chef Dionicio Jimenez, a native of Puebla, Mexico, who immigrated to Philadelphia and worked his way up at Vetri, Xochitl, and El Rey, has opened his first restaurant, Cantina La Martina in Kensington. [Kensington Voice/Cantina]
Nothing public for the mayor today, but his administration hosts a briefing sure to garner attention: at 10:30 a.m., OTIS announces next steps for the controversial redesign and repaving of Washington Avenue, livestreamed on Facebook here.
ON THE CALENDAR
? BP Quizzo is at Hawthornes! Our pub trivia night about all things Philadelphia lands at the Bella Vista beer cafe. Happy hour specials and prizes await. RSVP for free to join us. (6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21)
? Partner event: City & State’s Diversity Summit invites small biz owners to connect with key agencies, reps, and contractors to get in on the lucrative government procurement process. RSVP here to attend. (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 14)
? Arab Community Day at Penn Treaty Park promises food trucks, arts and crafts, music, and other activities and community resources. (12 p.m. Sunday, July 10)
⛵ This week’s edition of the Sundae dance party features Questlove himself — and no social media allowed. Tix to the event on the Moshulu decks start at $15. (5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, July 10)