Snack time in Rittenhouse Square (Instagram/@bookczuk)

How will schools cope when relief funding runs out?

Schools across Philadelphia were allowed to use the latest round of pandemic relief money to hire much-needed staff and supplies.

“I hope the data will show those positions made a difference, so somebody somewhere can give us money from somewhere else,” one principal said.

→ “A massive infusion of cash”

Students at McCall School in Center City in 2022. (Nathan Morris for Billy Penn)

The best Philly bars for watching Formula 1 races

Formula One’s popularity is on the rise in the U.S., with this year’s championship expected to attract a bigger-than-ever audience.

  • It’s the perfect time to get in on the action, but with start times varying from track to track, and other sports crowding out racing, it can be tricky to find a fun place to watch.

New BP food and drink writer Ali Mohsen (👋), an F1 fan himself, pulled together a list of Philly bars and pubs that show the races on TV.

→ Old City, West Philly, or Kensington?

Human Robot Brewing’s Kensington taproom is a center for F1 viewing. (Instagram/@humanrobotbeer)

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Mayor Kenney joins Health Department officials at City Hall to announce a multimillion dollar grant to the Philly Joy Bank, a “guaranteed income pilot that will provide pregnant Philadelphians with no strings attached cash with the goal of improving birth outcomes.” (10 a.m.)

The mayor then zips out to Port Richmond for the groundbreaking ceremony of Somerset Station, the huge new residential development we mentioned yesterday, replacing a former scrapyard (11 a.m.). 


🌮 Tomorrow: BP Quizzo! Join Billy Penn for a night of local trivia with Taco Tuesday deals. We’ll be at Pistolas Del Sur on East Passyunk, handing out prizes for high scores and best team name. Free with RSVP. (6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21)

🎭 Want to see a performance without spending big? Philly Theatre Week features over 50 shows and events with pay-what-you-can tix. (Thursday to Sunday, March 23-April 2).

🧶 Tufting is a creative trend on the rise, and the inaugural TuftCon takes place at the Bok. Tickets are pricey ($195+), but include workshops, lectures, tech help, and a cocktail party. (Friday to Sunday, March 24-26)