Newsletter for Monday, Dec. 21
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A new way to gaze at City Hall. Yoga FTW. (Instagram via @motionmelissa).
QUESTIONS ABOUT A 2012 SHOOTING AND HOW PHILLY POLICE INVESTIGATE THEIR OWN
A police-involved shooting in April 2012 began with a drug score, two broken legs and a vehicle pursuit. It ended with 10 shots fired by an officer, killing Thomas Hennelly III. What happened in between is now the subject of an investigation by the Philadelphia Inquirer into police-involved shootings and how they’re handled in the city. Philly is different from other cities in the way our Internal Affairs Bureau investigates cases like these, and in how much information is shared with the public.
BEER GARDEN FIGHTS, POPE BUST, TACO BOOM: THE YEAR IN PHILLY DINING
OK, so restaurants didn’t do too well during the Pope’s visit. And Vetri restaurants are now owned by the people who make offensive T-shirts. But 2015 wasn’t a total bust for Philly food — not even close. It’s a good time to be in the restaurant business in Philadelphia, and also a good time to be a restaurant customer — there have never before been so many good places to eat or drink in so many areas of the city. Here’s an overview of the Philly restaurant world in 2015.
Winter has officially arrived and the cold will soon settle in. Hop on an Indego bike for a guided ride to Project HOME to deliver warm clothing to people in need. Bring a new hat, blanket or scarf to donate.
Where: Reading Terminal Market at 51 N. 12th St. 19107
When: December 21, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Indego fees waived, new donation item required
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ICYMI: REMARKABLY CLEAR INSTAGRAM LEADS TO CONVICTION
Social media has actually helped solve at least one crime here in Philly. It was back in February when an Instagram user posted a remarkably clear photo of a man running down Walnut Street with a stolen purse from Stuart Weitzman valued at $775. We at Billy Penn stumbled across it on Instagram, and brought it to the attention of Joe Murray, a Philadelphia Police detective active on Twitter. And last week, a Philadelphia jury convicted the man in the photo. Here’s how.
MONTCO MAN SURPRISES HIS PARENTS WITH AN EARLY RETURN FROM AFRICA
Any parent would be happy to see their kid come home after a year away, but Gregg McCambley’s parents got a nice surprise this weekend when he showed up at their door a year earlier than expected. McCambley enlisted NBC10 to help him capture their expressions when he arrived home early from his Peace Corps work in Africa. Betcha can’t watch this video without crying.