Newsletter for August 11, 2016
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Levels. Getting up there at the Washington Avenue Pier. (Instagram via @chuckseye.)
KANE DEPUTY TESTIFIES THAT SHE WANTED TO ‘FRAME’ HIM
Kathleen Kane smiled and shook her head in disbelief. She and former First Deputy AG Adrian King were friends. As law students at Temple, they were boyfriend and girlfriend. But that’s all in the past now. “It became clear that the Attorney General and Mr. (Anthony) Morrow were trying to frame me,” King told the court Wednesday. He was the last witness yesterday as Kane faces perjury and obstruction charges. Here’s what else happened.
MAN, AFTER JUMPING INTO SCHUYKILL, FIGHTS OFF TEENS TRYING TO SAVE HIM
Authorities are still looking for a black male in his 40s who jumped off Chestnut Street Bridge yesterday. According to Newsworks, he leapt off the bridge at 5 p.m.-ish. Two 18-year-olds, who heard a witness scream, tried to rescue him. They reached him, but he didn’t want to come out of the river. “It was weird just watching him transition back and forth from being face down and wanting to die to still fighting,” one of the teens told Newsworks.
The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has enlisted several experts to offer impromptu advice to small biz owners on various topics — including how to apply for $10k and $20k business grants.
Where: Esperanza at 4261 N. 5th St. 19140
When: August 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $10 or $0 for chamber members
BILLY PENN LIKES
WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO GET DOWNTOWN BY BIKE?
Figuring out your favorite bike route in and out of Center City is like moving. It’s a never-ending process that’s constantly evolving, and is usually something that feels like it should be easier than it is. So we reached out to some people in the city who routinely cycle in and out of Center City from neighborhoods within four miles, and mapped routes here (while also referencing the handy maps made by both the city and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.) Here are the commutes we recommend.
LIKE PUMPKIN BEER? THERE WON’T BE AS MUCH THIS YEAR
Fall is almost here. We know; we know; we shouldn’t say that. But you know the all-pumpkin everything craze that normally sets in, um, a few weeks from now? Brewers won’t be all in. Most expect to produce less pumpkin beer, with some brands dropping the product altogether as the market reacts to the flood of new, sometimes bad pumpkin beers created the last few years, as well as general pumpkin fatigue. Here’s what brewers had to say.