Newsletter for Monday, Aug. 17
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Artist Kid Hazo’s new project in Fishtown: Fake security cameras; photo via his Instagram.
CENTER CITY MURDER STILL A COLD CASE 1 YEAR LATER
Who killed Lee Stanley? No one knows, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer, even after 12 months have passed since the brutal killing in the 65-year-old man’s Mole Street home. Stanley was a retired city records administrator, who was also a cantor at congregation Rodeph Shalom. Last year, he was found dead with wounds to his chest, a fire extinguisher nearby and a mysterious white powder on the floor. There were no other clues; the case remains a mystery, The Inquirer reports.
WOW, WE WON A PHILLY GEEK AWARD
So how was your Saturday night? Ours was pretty great, thanks to the Philadelphia Geek Awards. We were in the running for Best Startup of 2015, and we wound up winning, which was amazing. Really, though, the best thing we had going for us was Philly itself and all the amazing stories we got to cover. That’s the focus of our acceptance speech, which is right here.
BILLY PENN LIKES
ICYMI, WE TALKED TO ED RENDELL FOR A WHILE
At a conference table in his low-key law offices in the Bellevue on Broad, Gov. Rendell sat in front of both an iPad and a wall-mounted flat-screen — at 71, he’s an adept multi-tasker — and discussed everything from what the city needs to do to make itself attractive to young professionals to the best places to go for a cheesesteak. He dropped (kind of cliched) advice for current Governor Tom Wolf (“Go the distance”) and for the next leader of Philadelphia. He even weighed in on whether a hot dog is a sandwich.
MEET PHILLY’S VERY OWN VINE SENSATION
Peter Heacock went from being a waiter at Sancho Pistola’s to a hot commodity on the shortform video social network Vine. City Paper caught up to Heacock to talk about how he got his start, where his ideas come from, and what he’s really after.