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How Krasner impeachment is playing on Philadelphia streets
District Attorney Larry Krasner is formally facing impeachment after Philly state Rep. Martina White introduced a resolution last week to remove him.
- Elected officials leading the investigation into the DA have frequently said they’re working in the name of victims of crime. How do people who’ve lost loved ones to shootings feel about the effort in their name?
Some want the DA gone, Jordan Levy reports, but don’t blame him for the crisis — and one says many young Philly men don’t even recognize Krasner’s name.
Missed her flight to watch the Phils lose in Houston, but ‘worth it’
Even when the Phillies don’t win, the World Series can be fun, BP’s Development & Engagement Manager Jess deRivera found out in Houston.
- Instead of feeling like it was enemy territory, she had a blast in Minute Maid Park last Saturday. The Phils lost, and she missed her flight home after getting back too late — but would do it again in a heartbeat. Why?
“Hanging around those weirdly friendly strangers only made my love for Philly — her teams, fans, lore — even stronger,” she wrote about her experience.
Procrastinator’s Guide to the November election in Philly
Election Day is less than a week away! The Billy Penn Procrastinator’s Guide is here to help. Scroll through this cheat sheet to all the candidates and charter change questions, then bookmark it for easy access when you complete your mail ballot or head to the polls on Nov. 8. Read the guide in Spanish here.
RECAP: What else happened?
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- Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law a suite of tax credit programs to encourage natural gas production and create a “hydrogen hub” in the state, angering environmentalists. [Spotlight PA]
- Eds and meds — the “anchor institutions” of the Philly region — are the only sectors that haven’t recovered their job losses since the start of COVID, according to a new analysis. [Technical.ly/Economy League]
- A former Philadelphia correctional officer is accused of taking $23,000 in bribes last year to allegedly help an incarcerated person obtain phones, drugs, and guns. [Inquirer$]
- Need nothing to do? At Philly artist Gralin Hughes Jr.’s immersive Germantown installation, you’re invited to kick off your shoes and relax. [WHYY]
- Last night’s game was the final showing this year for “the most universally loved person at Citizens Bank Park” — Frankie “Two Scoops,” who serves ice cream in the back cafeteria. [Phillies Nation]
- The Fightins, who now have to battle for two wins in Houston, might take heart from the Eagles, who stormed the Texans in Space City last night to continue their undefeated season. [PhillyVoice]
The story you didn’t read
? Highlighting good BP articles few people clicked on ?
- The Phillies’ first World Series appearance in over a decade has fueled interest for amateur baseball leagues and programs, local coaches say, just like last time the Phils were in the championships.
MAYOR WATCH: Nov. 4, 2022
Nothing public on the schedule for Mayor Kenney. When he’s no longer @PhillyMayor, will he go back to tweeting from his personal/campaign account? The last post there is from January, about the Bernie Sanders mittens meme.
ON THE CALENDAR
☕ Elixir Coffee launches its “Heart on Your Sleeve” poetry project with a party, and will print poems on to-go coffee sleeves throughout the winter and spring. (7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5)
? Taller Puertorriqueño hosts a BYOB Bad Bunny brunch with eats from La Chingonita and El Merurky and pumpkin coquito for sale. Tickets are $50, with proceeds to Hurricane Fiona relief. (11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6)