Though Hillary Clinton lost Pennsylvania by a smaller margin than reported on election night, the race still isn’t close enough to trigger an automatic statewide recount of the votes, according to new figures. Nearly three weeks after the election, the City of Philadelphia has finished counting votes, including absentee and provisional ballots. Those totals significantly cut Clinton’s loss in Pennsylvania to President-elect Donald Trump, who amassed a mere 46,000 votes more than the Democratic nominee. More than five million people across the state voted in this election. Here's what the final count from PA shows.
Last month, six pedestrians were killed by vehicles. That's a number that’s high… but not too far out of the ordinary. In an average month, Philadelphia sees about three pedestrians killed, so every month is bloody. The bad news is these death totals have been consistent for years. The good news is this awful month of November coincides with the beginning of Philadelphia’s first major effort to reduce pedestrian deaths.
Sixers point guard Jerryd Bayless missed the first 13 games of the NBA season while working back from an injury to his left wrist. After just three games in the lineup, Bayless has been out of commission again, with his timetable for return uncertain. But he's apparently undergoing a new treatment that he described like this: "They take your blood and they spin it. They take all the good cells and they shoot it back into your wrist." From Tiger Woods to Kobe Bryant, platelet rich plasma treatment has become a more commonly used method of rehabilitation in sports medicine. But not long ago, the science behind PRP made it seem more like science fiction.
|What||Spirit of Philadelphia is hosting Philadelphia themed First Friday dinner cruises. Enjoy a delicious buffet menu featuring a build your own cheesesteak station, a free Yards beer or glass of wine for each guest over 21, DJ entertainment, and of course, unbeatable views of the Philadelphia skyline. Cruises start April 7th and continue every First Friday of the year.|
|Where||Spirit of Philadelphia at 401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106|
|When||April 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm|
|How much||From $66.90 per adult / $39.95 per child age 3-12|
|What||Toast happy first birthday to this bar from the crew behind Opa with $1 drinks and bites, including draft beers, whiskey shots, mac 'n' cheese shooters, cauliflower "wings," nachos and red velvet cheesecake. Also note that you can sign up for the Saturday anniversary eating competition to win free food every month for a year.|
|Where||Craftsman Row Saloon at 112 S. 9th St. 19107|
|When||December 2, 2016 at 11:00 am to 11:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
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A new version of the Reebok Question Mid, Allen Iverson’s classic sneaker, dropped at midnight. But this time, designer Melody Ehsani was on deck. Ehsani has been an it-girl in urban fashion, with her accessories incorporating references from America’s streets with Egypt’s pyramids. She’s regularly worn by celebs (see her work in Fergie’s “MILF Money”). Her sneakers, which she produces along with active wear in a partnership with Reebok, are often pattern-forward and lizard-print-inspired. And this is why you should grab a pair.
Billy Penn is looking for editorial interns who can keep up with our lively staff while researching and reporting original content about Philly. This is a pitch-heavy internship that requires candidates to share ideas and see them to fruition. Candidates should feel comfortable navigating Philly, be that by bike, SEPTA, car or on foot. Expect to file at least one story per week and assist reporters with project research in between. Read more about the internship here.