Maybe you fell asleep at halftime last night and the Eagles were losing in Dallas 7-9. Well, wake up! The Eagles crushed the Cowboys, scoring 30-straight points in the second half to win 37-9, all-but locking up the NFC East and keeping the NFL's best record for another week. This morning we look at what history has to say about starting 9-1. This is the fifth time the Eagles have 9 wins in their first 10 games. How many times have they won the championship? What does 9-1 mean for getting back to the Super Bowl?
One of the more dominant conversations around Philly's Rebuild project has been about who should over see the construction and redevelopment of the city's parks, libraries and rec centers — the not-always-efficient city government, or maybe-not-qualified nonprofits. We'll find out. The city announced the first 21 "projects users" aka a whole bunch of nonprofits who will oversee some of the renovations. Get details here on why detractors are concerned about this management choice.
You probably don't know Joe Procacci, but you should thank him for your produce. The "South Philly tomato king," who died late last week, was a produce industry legend (seriously, it's the first line of his obit). He's credited with tons of accomplishments, including leading the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market — the nation’s largest fully enclosed, fully refrigerated wholesale produce terminal. You have him to thank for bringing grape tomatoes to the U.S. as well.
You can't watch the National Dog Show on TV until later this week, but you can get a look at the contenders. The event took over the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center this weekend, and we went behind the scenes to catch the grooming, primping and lounging that happens leading up to the big show. Check out these photos of more than 30 show-ready pups.
|What||Retired NBA player Jason Collins, the first openly gay man to play in the NBA (or any major U.S. sport), will recount his coming out experience and its impact on his industry and the American cultural landscape in general. Office of LGBT Affiars Director Amber Hikes will join him to discuss Philly's policies and outline community resources.|
|Where||William Way LGBT Community Center at 1315 Spruce St.|
|When||November 21, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.|
|How much||Free with RSVP|
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The NHL announced Sunday that outdoor hockey is coming back to Philly...this time at the Linc. And the Flyers will host the hated Pittsburgh Penguins. Saturday, February 23, 2019 is the date to mark on your calendar as the NHL's stadium series brings the "Battle of Pennsylvania" back to Philly for an outdoor skate-and-stickfest. The two teams played this past year at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, as 67,000 fans watched the Pens beat the Flyers 4-2. This will be the fourth time the Flyers will play in the outdoor series, and the second time they'll host, last hosting the Rangers in 2012 at Citizens Bank Park.
Don't feel like standing in a bakery line to fulfill your Thanksgiving dessert duty? Make your own and impress your relatives with a Philly twist. We partnered with pastry chefs from all over the city to create DIY versions of seven different Tastykakes. From Chocolate Cupcakes to French Apple Pie, even Snowballs. Peruse the recipes and videos here, and prepare to wow 'em at the Thanksgiving table.