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Health Dept. declines to release race breakdown on monkeypox
As Philadelphians at high risk vie for limited monkeypox vaccine, there’s a rumor going around that early doses are not getting to people of color.
- But it’s impossible to judge whether the rollout has been equitable, because Philly’s Health Department is declining to release a breakdown by race for the doses administered so far.
Local officials say the sample size is too small — just 2,000 patients so far, Michaela Winberg reports, but medical experts and other cities disagree.
Review: Wawa Shore Tea is a drink everyone can agree on
Wawa partnered with Cape May Brewing Co. to create Shore Tea, which tastes like a childhood fave leveled up a notch and taken on vacation.
- The peach-flavored hard tea is a limited release, sold in 12-oz. cans throughout the region. It follows in the tradition of previous Wawa beer collabs — except it’s friendlier and more approachable.
Craft beer fans will appreciate the rich flavor, and iced tea fans will be in heaven. The one flaw our reviewer found: it almost goes down too easy.
RECAP: What else happened?
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- The Sixers’ plans for Center City include more than just an arena, per the sketches 76 Devcorp revealed to The Inquirer, which show two floors of street-facing retail and dining along Market Street. [Inquirer$]
- Germantown Town Hall, a columned historic building that’s stood vacant for decades, is being explored for renovations. Developer Anthony Fullard wants to turn it into a 39-unit mixed use complex. [Hidden City/Chestnut Hill Local]
- South Philly’s Bok building is getting soccer-ified this fall. NYC-based U90 is turning one floor into indoor courts, building a pitch on part of the rooftop, and opening a Soccer Post apparel store in the basement. [Axios]
- The Philly Goat Project travels across the city with goats hosting feel-good activities. Apparently the animals socialize kinda like middle school students. [WHYY’s PlanPhilly]
- Sportico’s annual NFL valuation ranking placed the Eagles at 9th, slightly above average at $4.7 billion. The hated Cowboys still top this list — there are even Dallas fans in Philadelphia. [Sportico/BP 2016]
- Checkers used to have 10 locations in Philly, but looks like nine of them are now closed. What gives? [Teressa P.]
Scheduled to align with the United Nations’ International Youth Day, this is the city’s first PHL Youth Week, with youth-led events around education, public safety, entrepreneurship, and wellness. Mayor Kenney kicks things off with a press conference at City Hall (11 a.m.).
ON THE CALENDAR
🎰 BP Quizzo lands at the South Philly sports complex in Live’s Sports & Social bar, where cohosts Danya and Sakeenah will quiz you on trivia about all things Philadelphia. Prizes include gift cards and beach chairs, all free with RSVP. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17) 🍹 Make this a mixology summer with a tropical cocktail class at City Winery at the Fashion District. Tickets are $50, and include three drinks, plus snacks while you learn. (6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9)
🦇 Start with an evening picnic at the Woodlands, then follow the experts for a Bat Night walk through a historic cemetery. Tickets are pay what you wish. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11)