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West Philly residents get third extension on affordable housing
Dozens of people living at the University City Townhomes now have until the end of the year to search for new homes.
- Affordable housing subsidies were set to expire Oct. 7 at the West Philly complex, but the landlord reached an agreement with the federal government to extend the contract again, through Dec. 27.
Residents say it’s not enough time — and is only a stopgap. “I just think that they should just allow the property to stay as is,” one organizer told Billy Penn.
Eagles fans take over Washington’s stadium — and get crafty
The Eagles took on the Commanders and emerged victorious in a road game that had so much green in the stands, it almost looked like the Linc.
- “It felt like a home game,” quarterback Jalen Hurts said after the 24-8 win in Washington DC. The Eagles are now one of just three undefeated teams in the league.
Extra schadenfreude: The win was against Carson Wentz — check out how fans have doctored his No. 11 jersey into one repping wide receiver A.J. Brown.
RECAP: What else happened?
$ = paywalled
- Pennsylvania is raising the income threshold for SNAP applicants in October, expanding eligibility to over 420k more people. [Capital-Star]
- For over a decade, if Philly police couldn’t record a location for a crime, they would log it with Disney World’s coordinates, instead of a more useful default address. [NBC10]
- After the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Philly social worker Laura Sullivan wrote about how her mother’s experiences with abuse inspired her to fight for reproductive justice. [Billy Penn]
- Fort Mifflin transformed into a dance party over the weekend for the Making Time Festival, a rave putting Philly’s electronic music scene on the map. [Billy Penn]
- Otto Distilling opened this summer in South Philadelphia, serving house distilled rum and mixed drinks in a frat party staple: the red solo cup. [Otto/Inquirer$]
- Several local restaurants are offering festive eats for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which began at sunset last night and runs through tomorrow. [Eater]
Mayor Kenney delivers remarks at the funeral of Tiffany Fletcher, the Parks & Rec employee who was killed when caught in the crossfire while working at the Mill Creek Playground (11 a.m.).
ON THE CALENDAR
?️ TOMORROW: BP Quizzo at The Sidecar Bar & Grille! Join us at the Grad Hospital tavern for our monthly pub trivia about all things local, with happy hour specials and prizes. Free with RSVP. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27)
? NYT bestselling author Andrea Wulf lands at the German Society on Spring Garden to talk about her newest book, “Magnificent Rebels.” Tickets start at $10. (6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30)
? Tinned fish is one of the hottest ingredients these days — really! — and a dinner at Sunflower Philly lets you find out why. $125 tickets include all you can eat and drink. (6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1)