Pennsylvania Senate Democrats have endorsed Mike Stack for lieutenant governor. You remember him, right? Current lieutenant governor, former senator, impeccable dresser. He was also found to have spent $280,000 in just over two years, prompting an investigation by the Inspector General's office. Oh, and Stack and his wife lost their state police escort privileges after multiple complaints that they mistreated and threatened officers. Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday he won't release the internal report on the matter and "pile on top of" the couple as Tonya Stack seeks mental health treatment. A day later, Senate Dems gave their endorsement. Meanwhile, work is underway to reconfigure lieutenant governor elections entirely.
What's the biggest factor to improving Philly schools? What do you want to see in a school board, and in the board members? As the city moves toward local control of schools, it's putting together a nominating panel to select board candidates. Help inform the makeup of the board by answering these three questions.
Carson Wentz had surgery Wednesday to repair his torn ACL, a day after being officially put on injured reserve. He's done for the year — and no, you cannot donate your ACL to him to save the season. There are still three games left to go before the playoffs, which got us wondering if Wentz has done enough in the first 13 games to still be in the running for NFL MVP. It will depend on what Tom Brady and Russell Wilson do this week, but Wentz's body of work may still stack up. Yeah, so we're saying there's a chance.
In the wake of Wentz's injury, there's been a huge debate of whether the Eagles should sign free agent Colin Kaepernick. We tried to stay out of the "should" conversation to focus on the question of will. Will the Eagles sign Kaepernick? No. And part of the reason why is because of what Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said at the beginning of the season. Here's a look back at how he handled the question of signing Kaepernick in September, and why he was wrong to invoke the name of Michael Vick.
The Hill-Keith-Physick House has been gorgeously restored, and this is a chance to explore the historically accurate rooms while getting some holiday shopping done. Expect handmade arts, crafts and jewelry for sale, plus hands-on workshops to make your own presents. Happy hour drinks and food are available to buy while you browse.
Where: Hill-Keith-Physick House at 321 S. 4th St., 19106
When: December 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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Peak holiday has arrived in Philadelphia: Hanukkah is here. Christmas and Kwanzaa are less than two weeks out. Plus there's snow everywhere this morning! Here a fun activity for the season — consider it a guide, bucket list, a challenge, the ultimate Philly holiday to-do list. These are the places you should be, the stuff to see, and the photos and selfies you need to take to experience the best of what Philadelphia has to offer this time of the year.
The Wawa gods are smiling on Philly. The much-anticipated location planned for Sixth and Chestnut will be the biggest in the city. At more than 7,600 sq. ft., the space in the Public Ledger building will practically dwarf the location at 1900 Market St., which currently holds the "biggest Philly Wawa" title, coming in at 7,000 sq. ft. The Historical Commission's architecture committee is set to review plans for the Old City Wawa next week.