The last time the Flyers won 10-straight games, a gallon of gas cost $1.09, a stamp costs 22 cents and Reagan was president. Wednesday in Colorado, the Flyers continued their streak, scoring twice in the third then holding off the Avalanche to secure their 10th-straight win, 4-3. Goalie Steve Mason said, "when everybody's going, we're a hard team to play against. Ten in a row, that's quite the accomplishment. It's very hard to do in this league." Check out the full highlights then take a look back in time to the last time the Flyers went streaking for this long.
Emails show that Kenney staffers advised protesters to "corner" Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez in May, City and State PA reports. Quinones-Sanchez was a vocal opponent against the soda tax at the time. The protesters hailed from ACTION United, a nonprofit with ties to the dark money coalition Philadelphians for Fair Future, who Kenney had called "his lobbyists" during his campaign to get the policy passed. Kenney spokeswoman Lauren Hitt, who was included in the email thread, told City and State PA that the staged confrontation was organized so that press wouldn't disregard it "as just part of the back and forth." Hitt said the mayor was not involved or made aware of the staged confrontation.
The race for City Controller looks like it’s on. Rebecca Rhynhart resigned from her position as chief administrative officer, according to the city. She is widely expected to run for City Controller in next spring’s Democratic primary election against current Controller Alan Butkovitz. A race pitting Rhynhart against Butkovitz wouldn’t be any ordinary one. Here's what we could expect if Rhynhart indeed enters the race.
A Montgomery County judge is now considering one of the final pre-trial issues before Bill Cosby could face trial: Whether or not more than a dozen women should be allowed to testify about alleged sexual assaults committed by Cosby. Montgomery County District attorney Kevin Steele told the court that while some accusers may have memory gaps, that would be because the women were drugged, arguing Cosby "shouldn’t be rewarded for being good at intoxicating people and putting them in a state where they can’t resist.” Cosby's legal team slammed the women for making what they called "bandwagon allegations." We've been following the Cosby case, beat by beat. Get caught up on its developments from our courthouse coverage here.
Chef Jameson O’Donnell will teach you how to truss, roast, and carve a Cornish hen - a skill you can use on any poultry. This class is literally called "Adulting 101," so no prior experience required. Bonus: you get to eat your meal at the end.
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia: Culinary Literacy Center at 1901 Vine St. 19103
When: December 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $20
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First thing to know: There is such a thing as Philly-style cheesecake. Second thing to know: No one can agree on just one version of it. After speaking with several experts and chefs, we identified at least three varieties. Here's what to expect when your order Philly cheesecake — depending on where you get it, of course.
Every home down in Kenzo liked its numbers a lot…
But Binary Bandits, the villains, did not!
The Bandits stole numbers! All through the season!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
After months of pulling 1s and 0s off homes in East Kensington, one of the Binary Bandits returned 83 of the numbers. How could we not write this story as Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas?