The "night of too many Philly sports" ended with mostly good news. Although the Flyers lost badly to the Penguins in Round 1 of the NHL Playoffs, the Phillies pulled off a 4-3 win to sweep the Reds and end their homestand with a 5-1 record. And then there's the Sixers. Oh man, the Sixers. The players are so gelled right now that they demolished the Bucks 130-95 for their 16th straight win in the last game of the regular season. Rookie Markelle Fultz notched a triple-double off the bench, his first, making him the youngest player to do so in NBA history. And the team celebration was awesome. Philly faces Miami in the first playoff game Saturday.
Mayor Jim Kenney paid a visit to Meek Mill in prison Wednesday morning, where the two spoke for around an hour, per 6ABC. Kenney's visit reportedly came at the urging of billionaire Michael Rubin, a co-owner of the Sixers, who also recently brought Patriots owner Robert Kraft to see Meek. Despite the high-profile names rallying for the jailed Philly rapper's release on bail, his situation remains unlikely to change. Mill's freedom rests in the hands of Judge Genece Brinkley, who has refused to budge on the issue.
Who's ready to fly through the trees of Fairmount Park? Treetop Quest Philly was announced last summer, and now the aerial adventure park has set its opening date. Starting May 12, you'll be able to head to Chamounix Drive and find 65 ropes courses and 17 zip lines stretched nearly 60 feet above the forest floor. There'll be activities for kids of all ages, and plenty for adults. But if you're afraid of heights...you may want to sit this one out.
Lieutenant governor candidate Dr. Nina Ahmad has only held one political office so far, and she’s never before run statewide. But the first-generation Bangladeshi-American from Mt. Airy is betting she has enough coalition-building experience — including her time as Mayor Kenney's deputy for public engagement — to be voted in as Pennsylvania’s second in command. Here's a look at why Ahmad threw her hat in the crowded race, and what she plans to work on if she wins.
Ellen Tiberino is the daughter of the late Ellen Powell Tiberino and Joe Tiberino, both widely acclaimed artists from West Philadelphia, as well as an artist in her own right. Over light refreshments, she'll talk about how she uses glass to capture natural beauty, and discuss her family's legacy.
Where: Neighborhood Time Exchange at 4017 Lancaster Ave., 19104
When: April 13, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free