Everyone in Philly was happy, then Sixers lost 107-104 in the last second to the Lakers last night. If the Sixers are going to be a playoff team, they can't be losing to Phoenix and Los Angeles at home. But that wasn't the big story yesterday. The big story was that Jahlil Okafor was finally traded. Our long, local, basketball nightmare is over. Here's what the Sixers had to give up, what they got and why everyone following this saga is so happy about it.
You can now get your groceries delivered through Postmates in Philly. This is the fifth market the SF-based company has entered with their service that gets you fresh groceries delivered within 45 minutes. In order to get that done, Postmates partnered with Fishtown-based startup WeGardn. From now through December 10 you can get free delivery with the code FreshPhilly. Check out the full story here.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale lambasted the PPA board Wednesday in a report in which he said the board "allowed [an] unchecked tyrant to sexually harass staff, control policies, procurement, personnel" in reference to disgraced former Executive Director Vince Fenerty, who left the PPA with a six-figure golden parachute last year. DePasquale also ripped the board for the nearly $78 million left uncollected, which could have gone to fund Philly schools. We'll have more on the report in our Week in Parking later today. Sign up to get that right to your inbox every week.
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a weird time no matter what your situation, but it’s even tougher if you have little kids. Northern Liberties Arts League to the rescue! The program, which has been around for 10 years, runs day camps during times other places are closed. Registration is now open for the winter arts sessions on Dec. 27, 28 and 29. Here's how to sign up.
The Philly Holiday Festival presented by One Liberty Observation Deck encompasses all things holiday throughout Philadelphia and celebrates old traditions and new memories, encouraging residents and visitors to shop, dine, explore and do more in the city this holiday season. Throughout the month, several museums in the city are open to the public for free. This Saturday is the National Liberty Museum.
Where: National Liberty Museum at 321 Chestnut St.
When: December 9, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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We all know Carson Wentz is really good. Duh. But did you know the guy drafted before him last year — and the guy he's facing this weekend in Los Angeles — is really good too? Last year there was early talk that Jared Goff was going to be a bust. History says that when QBs are drafted No. 1 and No. 2, one of them is always a bust. But Goff is having an MVP-caliber year, just like Wentz, and the two are definitely proving history wrong this season. Here's a look at two of the game's best young QBs, who play a huge game Sunday.
SEPTA announced the winner of their annual holiday bus decorating contest and the winner was...a group of meddling kids. Yes, this year's winning bus was "The Holiday Machine," a cleverish play on the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. Fox 29 got a look inside the winning bus, with a dressed up Scooby and the whole gang. But protip: If you find a Scooby snack on a SEPTA bus, do NOT eat it.