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Witnesses at Krasner impeachment hearings spread blame
The Pa. House committee trying to connect DA Krasner’s policies to Philly’s spike in shootings began two days of hearings yesterday at the Navy Yard.
- Five residents testified — mostly via videotape — as Krasner supporters staged a protest outside. The witnesses put some blame on the DA, but also critiqued PPD Commissioner Outlaw and Mayor Kenney.
The committee chair responded with a veiled threat to target those leaders, too, Jordan Levy reports, saying, “The committee has a broad mandate.”
Explore Philadelphia with the Painted Bride’s scavenger hunt
The Painted Bride’s limited-run fall scavenger hunt is back for its second year — and this time the theme is resistance and community empowerment.
- The chase for clues takes you all over the city, from North Philly to West to the Gayborhood and more. All you need is the $15 map and good walking shoes.
The tour is a great weekend activity, whether you’re a Philly history buff or new to the city, writes Sammy Caiola, whose team got stumped by some clues.
RECAP: What else happened?
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- This November, Philadelphia will produce voting materials in English, Spanish, and Chinese, but for the May primary they’ll be available in nine languages, including Russian, Vietnamese, Khmer, Arabic, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese. [Inquirer$]
- “People are tired. People are scared. People are moving out of the city,” said a longtime Philly teacher at a roundtable on gun violence convened by likely mayoral hopeful Allan Domb. [Billy Penn]
- Ian is expected to impact the region this weekend. It’ll be worse at the shore, but near Philly you can expect heavy winds and 1-2 inches of rainfall — plus minor flooding from the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers. [NBC10]
- Philadelphia is the nation’s No. 2 cell and gene therapy hub, after Boston, per a new study. It was commissioned by the Philly Chamber of Commerce, so could be biased, but still a good measure of a surging new sector in the city’s economy. [Chamber]
- After 35 years hosting the daily radio call-in show, Marty Moss-Coane is ending WHYY’s Radio Times this November. [WHYY]
- Sixers star Joel Embiid is now officially a U.S. citizen, after taking the exam two weeks ago. “My son is American,” the Cameroon native said. “I felt like, I’m living here and it’s a blessing to be an American. So I said, why not?” [AP]
ON THE CALENDAR
?️ A new exhibit called “Vision & Spirit” opens at the African American Museum, with over 100 works by four dozens artists of the last two centuries. (Oct. 1 through Feb. 19)
? The West Philadelphia Orchestra does a pop-up concert on the Ben Franklin Parkway to welcome back the recently restored “Iroquois” sculpture. (6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6)
? Over 90 vendors are expected at the Girard Avenue Street Fest, plus food stands, drill team performances, music from Snacktime, and DJs galore. (11 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.)