The body of Jenna Burleigh, a newly transferred Temple student who had been missing since Thursday morning, was discovered 140 miles north of Philadelphia in Wayne County, Pa., police said Saturday night. Murder charges have been filed against Joshua Hupperterz, a 29-year-old sometimes Temple student, and he has been taken into custody, per a Philly.com report. Burleigh had been last seen early Thursday with Hupperterz near Pubb Webb. Police found blood (and a whole bunch of marijuana and $20,000 in cash) when they searched Hupperterz's apartment on 16th near Cecil B. Moore, then followed a trail that led them to his grandmother's home in Wayne County.
Spent any time in Mt. Airy? It's next to a giant park and full of flower-surrounded houses, but it's urban enough that there are still plenty of great bars and restaurants. Even better, they're filled with a surprisingly (for Philly) diverse clientele. Billy Penn culture editor Danya Henninger hung out in the Northwest Philly neighborhood for the first time recently — and now she's seriously considering buying a house there.
Potential star pitcher Aaron Nola couldn't keep the Marlins' bats quiet in the Phillies 10-9 loss Saturday night, but his lack of ball control wasn't the worst thing that happened during the game. After center fielder Pedro Florimon had to be carried off the field in the second with a bad ankle sprain (he's out for the rest of the season), rising star rookie Rhys Hoskins was hit on his hand by a 98-mph fastball in the seventh inning. An MRI came back negative, but the surprise home run phenom — whose stellar first month was recently written up by the AP — is now listed as day to day.
Five Center City parking garages have been or soon will be replaced with residential properties. Surface lots are going away, too. The people who rely most heavily on those specific garages are pissed, but otherwise... Philadelphia does not seem to be dying from lack of spots. Check out the Week in Parking for more on why this hasn't been a disaster, and don't miss the tweets from the new and newly returning college students who are struggling to park near campus.
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During the Colonial and the Revolutionary War periods, all types of wild animals were captured and domesticated. New cages and accessories were created in the name of having a fashionable pet. This ranger-led tour of the Second Bank Portrait Gallery will take you through a litany of unorthodox home companions, from squirrels to deer to bears.
Where: Second Bank of the US at Chestnut St. between 4th & 5th
When: September 4, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Parli Italiano? South Philly cultural center Filitalia International is hosting a registration night open house at its East Passyunk mini museum. Stop by to chat with instructors and find out more about language classes, available in levels from beginner to advanced. If you decide to take a course, tuition for the session is $100 to $120.
Where: Filitalia International at 1834 E. Passyunk Ave.
When: September 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Santiago Hermes is a Cuban native and painter who has created a series of 49 pieces of art commemorating the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. Twenty of them are being shown at this installation, which Hermes will open with remarks about how the attacks in Orlando impacted him, and how the LGBTQ community helped shape him as an artist. He will speak about the Trazos Libros, a program in Cienfuegos, Cuba, that brings art supplies to the underserved neighborhood.
Where: William Way LGBT Community Center at 1315 Spruce St. 19107
When: September 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Time Signatures is a new monthly event at this Midtown Village jazz and whiskey bar, and the first installation features the early 20th century sounds of Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society playing live. Pre-Prohibition cocktails will be on special at the bar, and chef Mackenzie Hilton will pass out complimentary bites. The upstairs lounge will also be open for those who want to shake it, with two DJs spinning.
Where: Time Restaurant at 1315 Sansom St. 19147
When: September 7, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission, pay as you go
The centennial anniversary of the Ben Franklin Parkway kicks off with a music fest at the Art Museum. Performances in the Great Hall start at 5:45 and continue through the evening. There's also various other sessions during the night, to tour the architecture of the building or make your own alfresco art. Admission is pay what you wish.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art at 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19130
When: September 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
How much: Pay what you wish