When a Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge tried to run against Congressman Bob Brady in 2012, the challenger was paid $90,000 to drop out of the race. So says the woman who served as Judge Jimmie Moore's campaign aide at the time. The alleged scheme involved political consultants, false invoices and a shell company designed to receive the pay-off. Brady, who's held the Philly congressional seat for almost 20 years, was uncharacteristically quiet when Philly.com reached out Tuesday, saying little else besides, "I don't remember none of that."
In Point Breeze, where four Ori Feibush-developed homes burned down in a two-alarm arson, 11 more are about to rise. The developer says construction recently began on a row of homes adjacent to the property at 20th and Wharton where the fire occurred. In May, four homes were mostly destroyed, with three others damaged. Feibush said those three damaged homes have since been settled. The progress has been quick, but not enough for the neighborhood, as Feibush claims Point Breeze real estate prices have gone up even higher as a result of the fire.
Last week, Washington D.C. played host to the Women Unshackled conference, seeking solutions to address the increase of female incarceration around the country. Speakers included Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, and touched on the substandard care female inmates, particularly those who are pregnant, receive while in the system. This is a growing problem here, as last year, 46 pregnant women entered the DOC and the department estimated roughly 22,000 children in Philadelphia with at least one parent in prison. Here are six takeaways from the conference, and what the conversation can mean for Philadelphia's incarcerated women.
When your baseball team stinks, the last thing you want to deal with is questions about one of your best players not working hard. That's what Phillies manager Pete Mackanin did last night, as the story after Tuesday's 5-0 loss was around Odubel Herrera bat-flipping a fly ball out then making no attempt to leg out a third strike that was dropped by the catcher. Following that lack of hustle, Herrera was double-switched out of the game. He left before reporters could talk to him, but Mackanin said, via Ryan Lawrence, "Odubel does a lot for us. He’s just a different character and we have to deal with him in a certain way." (This is fine.)
Phillies catcher and animal advocate Cameron Rupp will be joined in the Phillies Dugout by a few adoptable dogs from the Pennsylvania SPCA, including “Tiny” – a three-month old mastiff puppy. Learn about Ruppapalooza and why he became part of the cause, and check out the games, raffles and more. Yes, the Phanatic will be there.VIP tix are already gone
Where: Morgan's Pier at 221 N. Columbus Blvd 19106
When: July 27, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $35
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Just Salad is the latest entry into Philly's fast-casual salad bowl scene — already a very crowded place. When the NYC import opened in Rittenhouse earlier this month, it landed right between two very similar spots — Honeygrow and Sweetgreen. So which one deserves your hard-earned lunch money? We investigated.
Philadelphia continues to be a hotbed for great music, and this summer, Billy Penn will be spotlighting some of the industry’s most talented professionals. The question is: Who deserves recognition? Let us know and nominate a talented, young musician.