INQUIRER'S EAGLES REPORTER BOOTED FROM THE PRESS BOX FOR TALKING TOO LOUDLY ... BY A FORMER INKY EDITOR
What's an Eagles beat reporter to do when he's trying to figure out a penalty? Turn to any of the other reporters in the press box, natch. Which is what Inquirer reporter Jeff McLane was apparently doing during Sunday's game when he was removed from the press box. McLane talked to Eagles PR staff after they admonished him for being too loud, according to his fellow reporters, but he was booted anyway.
Nude-colored unitard? Check. Sequin bikini top? Check. Add some beer and you've got yourself a Mummer's Parade. Billy Penn went behind the scenes this year with the Lobster Club Brigade — a club revived three years ago by 36-year-old Philly native Justyn Myers who'd grown up watching the parade but not always agreeing with the messaging. So off we went on New Year's Day, sequins on, beer in hand and ready to strut out a message about gentrification.
Fewer than 400 teachers in the School District of Philadelphia are black men. Sharif El-Mekki wants to double that number by 2025. He recently launched The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice, which the Inquirer profiled over the holiday weekend. One of the group's goals is to expand the pipeline for black male teachers — reducing dropouts, closing the college gap and creating career prospects for young black men.
Apparently the hot new drink of winter 2017 is red wine hot chocolate — it got a big writeup in the NYT a couple weeks ago. Is it actually good? Word is yes, but you can try for yourself starting Jan. 2 at this wine-beer-cheese cafes.
Where: Tria Fitler Square and Tria Taproom at 2227 Pine St. & 2005 Walnut St.
When: January 2, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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Over the last three years, we’ve recognized some 350 young Philadelphians for their contributions to the city in their respective fields. And we think they’ve got some pretty great New Year’s resolutions that go beyond hitting the gym more or kicking a bad habit. Instead, we asked them what their hopes are for Philly in 2017. From job creation to safer schools, from inclusivity to maybe making it a whole year without a politician being indicted — check out these 23 resolutions for Philadelphia.
From young leaders to future young leaders... meet Jamie MacKenzie. Little dude was born at 12:12 a.m. Jan. 1 at Pennsylvania Hospital, making him one of the youngest Philadelphians right now. NBC10 has photos of other local New Year's babies.