Newsletter for Saturday, March 12
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
CHOP’s new building is like a rainbow of hope; photo via @scottspitzer on Instagram.
UH, FOR FOUNTAIN SODA, KENNEY’S TAX IS EVEN HIGHER THAN WE THOUGHT
Crunching the numbers in Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda tax show that fountain drinks would end up being taxed at around 4.5 cents an ounce, the Inquirer discovered. Yeah, that’s way higher than the 3 cents an ounce on bottled drinks that already had everybody freaking out.
CAN COPS KEEP HIGH SCHOOL KIDS’ NEW HANGOUT UNDER CONTROL?
Students who used to gather at the Gallery needed a new after-school hangout, and they’ve apparently chosen the area around 15th and Chestnut. When warm weather causes that number to swell — like it did on Wednesday, when seven kids were arrested after a melee — it’s difficult for police to be prepared, the Ninth District captain told Billy Penn.
VISION ZERO: INSIDE THE PLAN TO MAKE PHILLY’S STREETS LESS DEADLY
It’s easy to think that the idea that all traffic deaths are preventable and cities should aim to have zero traffic deaths per year is all about cyclists, bike lanes and making cars drive slower. But the initiative that last week won proposed funding from Mayor Jim Kenney is way more complicated.
Note: Yesterday’s newsletter was missing this link to Cassie Owens’ glorious tour through Pine Street jewelry fantasyland Halloween.
ON THE CALENDAR
Find out how filmmakers bring life to Buzz Lightyear, WALL-E and all the other characters who make Pixar films so much fun.
Where: The Franklin Institute at 222 N. 20th St. 19103
When: March 12, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: $24.95-$29.95
Philly spots offering free admission as part the Smithsonian's annual Museum Day Live include the Academy of Natural Sciences, the African American Museum, the Philadelphia History Museum and more.
Where: Museums at around Philadelphia
When: March 12, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Earn merit badges in something you're probably already really good at: Drinking great beer (and the prizes are much better than patches).
Where: Jose Pistola's at 263 S. 15th St. 19102
When: March 12, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Better sign of warm weather than green beer? Saisons. 'Beer Lass' Suzy Woods pulled together a lineup of dozens of top farmhouse ales, and there's a hombrew competition with gratis samples.
Where: City Tap House Logan at 2 Logan Sq. 19102
When: March 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go