Newsletter for Sunday, April 10
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The Flyers clinched a spot in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh last night — they’ll face conference-leading Washington Capitals in a best-of-seven series (date TBA); via @brotherlylovebarbershop on Instagram.
PGW SALE WAS A FAILURE, BUT EXECS STILL GOT BIG BONUSES
The idea to privatize Philadelphia Gas Works was one of Mayor Michael Nutter’s big flops; the $1.86 billion sale to UIL Holdings Corp. was quashed because City Council refused to even hold hearings. But in the maneuvering, eight top PGW execs were promised big bonuses — and last December, they collected, the Inquirer reports.
VIDEO: MAKE YOUR OWN PEANUT BUTTER KANDY KAKES
Love Tastykakes? Billy Penn is enlisting top Philly dessert pros to show how to make the classic snacks at home. First up in our “Tasty Fakes” series is Jessica Nolen, pastry chef at Brauhaus Schmitz and Whetstone Tavern and owner of the Little Bird Bakery & Cafe. In just over 60 seconds, here’s how to make her take on the addictive peanut butter treat.
WAS BILL CLINTON’S RETORT TO PHILLY PROTESTERS TRUE?
Bill Clinton’s now-controversial 1994 crime bill was at the center of a clash last week between the former president and protesters in Philadelphia, in which Clinton defended the bill, saying it was the reason behind huge drops in crime rates by the end of his presidency. Really? We fact-checked the claim; here’s what we found.
ON THE CALENDAR
The CJA established the right to counsel under the Sixth Amendment — it's what pays for the laywer provided to those who can't afford one. Top scholars and judges will discuss its implications, in the past and going forward.
Where: National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St. 19106
When: April 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
How much: $15
Vetri's deep South Philly spot is hosting a special happy hour with La Colombe Different Drum rum and Conshy Brewing/La Colombe Tandem coffee ale.
Where: Lo Spiedo at 4503 S. Broad St. 19112
When: April 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: $4 drinks and other deals
The local Planned Parenthood chapter has teamed with the ACLU, Women's Law Project and other orgs to show this 2016 documentary. Space is limited, RSVP requested.
Where: UPenn Meyerson Hall B-1 at 210 S. 34th St. 19104
When: April 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Simply eat at one of 200 participating restaurants or visit one of the cluster of food trucks at 13th and Juniper and a portion of your check goes to charity.
Where: Restaurants and food trucks at various addresses
When: April 14, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Whatever you pay for dinner