It's OK, let it out. Just because it's February and it's supposed to be much colder than 55 doesn't mean you can't be sad that it's not 70 anymore. Here's today's forecast from Accuweather.
Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone left a South Street bar 12 years ago yesterday. That was last anyone heard or saw of them. Federal investigators are still asking people to come forward with information about the couple's disappearance, and are offering a $50,000 reward. Billy Penn spoke with the FBI 10 years after Imbo and Petrone went missing. How do you solve a case all those years later? "Sheer luck."
DeMarcus Cousins was traded from Sacramento to New Orleans during the All-Star Game Sunday in an absolute blockbuster move. The deal takes Jahlil Okafor totally out of the picture for the Pelicans, who were seen as a front-runner just last week. But the trade does help the Sixers, who have the rights to swap picks this year with the Kings — who just got A LOT worse — and own the Kings' first-rounder in 2019. With who Sacramento got back for Cousins, that could end up being an incredibly high pick in a few years. Plus, now Sactown needs a big man who can score, so maybe Okafor can be their answer. Strike another win for Sam Hinkie, as The Process continues to look better and better.
Evil Genius Beer Co. will make its official Fishtown debut March 8 — a year and a half after the co-founders bought the former auto shop under the El. Ten wood-handled taps are ready to go, but there are nods to the building's former life, too. All the wood used for the tables was reclaimed from the roof of the building, and the pulley that was once used to hoist cars is being turned into a chandelier. Check out what you'll see and what's on the menu at the new Evil Genius location.
Interested in the fate of undocumented immigrants in Philly? The next organizing meeting held by Ben Miller and Cristina Martinez will address a potential City Council resolution, a national dinner tour, and ROC's fiscal sponsorship of Popular Alliance for Undocumented Workers' Rights (PAUWR). All are welcome.
Where: South Philly Barbacoa at 1703 S. 11th St. 19148
When: February 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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Meet the SEPTA conductor who announces stops with fun info like ‘Here we glide under possibly 50 different kinds of fish’
"Here, like a sleeping baby's pacifier, we gently slip out of this tunnel into West Philly at the 40th Street Portal." That would be Mike Fuller. If you ride the 36 trolley, you might know him as the SEPTA poet. NewsWorks caught up with the wordsmith, who also has some advice and etiquette tips for riders. "If I want to be nice, and I'm already inside, I could move towards the back so others can ride." If you don't ride the 36, you can catch Fuller's poems on Twitter, where a fan shares his words.
Sold in Philly: A copy of Sports Illustrated with Michael Jordan on the cover that once belonged to Charles Barkley
From the Department of Philly is Small and Wonderful: A store sold a copy of the Michael Jordan "Sportsman of the Year" Sports Illustrated issue. Totally normal for a "random store in Old City that just sells old to stuff hipsters," as SB Nation writer/said magazine purchaser described it. Except the issue — the one with that very memorable holograph on the cover — once belonged to Charles Barkley. It still has his address label from his days as a Main Line resident when he played for the Sixers. The SI Jordan issue came out during Barkley's final season in Philly. The SB Nation writer bought the magazine for $5.