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Krasner impeached in party-line vote. Will Senate hold trial?

All but one Republican in the Pa. House yesterday approved the long-debated impeachment of Philly DA Larry Krasner, in a 107-85 vote.

  • A Senate trial is next, but the chamber’s last scheduled session day was Tuesday. If it doesn’t happen this year, the House would have to re-impeach — and control has a good chance of shifting to Democrats .

Krasner is the first Pa. official impeached since 1994. Jordan Levy explains the charges — which include five new articles added hours before the vote.

Pennsylvania state capitol in Harrisburg Credit: Jason Pope / Flickr Creative Commons

West Philly barbershop offers cuts, credentials, and comfort

A unisex barbershop and salon that’s operated at 44th and Chestnut for a quarter-century, Philly Cuts is a true staple of the neighborhood.

  • Everyone from kids to seniors finds solace at the shop, which offers job training programs, anti-violence mentorship, and an atmosphere that’s like home away from home.

“Philly Cuts is a vital source that lets you know what is happening in the community,” one barber told BP intern Clifton Jackson. “It is the place that keeps your ears to the street.”

The interior of Philly Cuts at 4409 Chestnut St. Credit: Clifton Jackson / Billy Penn

RECAP: What else happened?

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Mayor Kenney helps cut the ribbon on an expansion for Oxford Circle’s Amazing Kidz Academy, which participates in Philly’s program offering free pre-K to all residents (9:30 a.m.).


? Philly brass band Snacktime headlines South Street’s famed Theater of Living Arts for the first time, joined by two opening acts. Tickets start at $25. (8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18)

? The Art Star Holiday Craft Bazaar takes over Rivers Casino with 80 local vendors offering prints, knits, and plenty of quirk — all for a $3 entry fee. (11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20)