The hyped Schuylkill Yards development Drexel Square will be ready in 2018 and ground broke on the project Wednesday. Drexel President John Fry hailed it as “the long-awaited sixth square of our city.” Here are more details about the new park and when other parts of Schuylkill Yards will be completed.
Carolina Panthers cornerback Daryl Worley played football at Olney Rec Center as a kid. He even recently made a donation. He's one of thousands of kids to grow up there over the years, taking advantage of athletic fields, after-school programs and the Positive Image Youth Organization. The center's been around for almost 60 years, and now there's a good chance Olney Rec will receive funding for renovations as part of the city's Rebuild project. Here's what the community hub offers now, and what it hopes to improve.
Meek Mill got two to four years in prison Monday for violating the terms of his parole, and people. Are. Pissed. More than 140,000 people have signed a petition calling on Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf to reconsider the Philly rapper's sentence. Fans are outraged, in part, because prosecutors dropped related charges and hadn't recommended jail time. Pardoning someone through a petition like this is "literally impossible under PA law," btw. So if you're really interested in saving Meek Mill, here's the process you'll need to follow.
It's the middle of the NFL season and the Eagles have just one loss. But are they the best team in football? According to all the experts at every major sports site in the country...yes! NFL media is littered with power rankings every week, with teams shifting up and down the board based on upset losses and signature wins. Power rankings are a way for writers to quickly tell readers which teams they think are better than others. In list form. Then a week later...they no longer matter. Power rankings are dumb. But, check it out, the Eagles are on top of all the power rankings! Power rankings are awesome.
Pick up inexpensive tools — circular saws, screwdrivers, hammers, gas-powered lawn care tools, wrenches, pliers, and many more — and support the Tool Library. You can also donate tools, and make monetary tax-deductible donations. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Where: West Philly Tool Library at 1314 S. 47th St.
When: November 11, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free to attend
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If you've always wished for a bar that has a slide for an entrance, you're in luck! This January, Avram Hornik, the restaurateur behind Morgan's Pier and Dolphin Tavern, is planning to open a below-ground spot that guests swish into via a two-story slide. Called Concourse, the joint will be all about dancing and fun, with a killer sound system and two adult-size ball pits. Is Hornik for real? Certainly appears so.
You know all those blue signs with bright yellow text that tell you when you're walking past a really old and probably famous building in the city? Someone has to maintain those. So when one of those signs gets hit by a delivery truck or — winter is coming — snow plow across the entire state, the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation office sends someone out to retrieve the damaged sign, repair it and put it back at the original location. The guy's name is Craig. Here's the story of how PA's historical markers get restored.