As the city's opioid crisis rages on, first responders are noticing a trend: More and more people are refusing ambulance rides to the hospital after they've been revived with Narcan. That means a missed opportunity to potentially begin recovery, but it also comes with more health implications. Here's why people who've overdosed say they skip the ER trip, and what can happen if Narcan isn't followed up with more medical care.
Historical re-enactors and history buffs gather every Christmas Day to relive an important piece of the Revolutionary War: George Washington crossing the Delaware with soldiers, horses and cannons in tow during the fight to free the colonies. The event's been taking place since the '50s, with thousands of people gathering in Jersey and Pennsylvania to watch the re-enactment. But Mother Nature could intervene this year. Without significant precipitation in the coming days, the Delaware River levels will be too low for the event.
The 32-story building at 1101 Market St. that was long home to Aramark will soon become Jefferson Tower. The university and health system is centralizing its operations in the tower with a 16-year lease beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The move is one of many Jefferson has made since 2000 to take over Washington Square West and nearby neighborhoods. Here's a map — and the financial details — of Jefferson's expanding footprint.
The Eagles won Sunday over the hapless Giants, locking up a first-round bye and getting one step closer to securing home field advantage in the playoffs. But...well...they looked awful most of the day. Nick Foles threw four TDs, but was inconsistent throughout the game. That made sense given he hasn't played all year, but what didn't is how poorly the defense played. They made the 31st-ranked offense look like a playoff team, so what will happen when they face an actual playoff team in a few weeks? Here's a look at what went right and what went wrong on Sunday.
The past two weeks have seen one cyclist killed and another with legs crushed as they were riding along bike lanes in Center City. This action, during which people will form a human chain separating bikes from cars, calls on the city to make protected bike lanes a priority.
Where: 13th Street Bike Lane at 13th & Pine
When: December 19, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
How much: Free
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If the chill's got you seeking a place to cozy up and relax, a below-ground bar is just the thing. Philly's got lots of choices for subterranean sipping, with spots that'll fit any mood or crowd. Hip gastropub? Check. Dive bar with smoking? No doubt. Swish cocktails? Yep. Game rooms? For sure. Check out all the options in our roundup of 12 basement bars in and around Center City.
Billy Penn partnered with newsrooms across Philadelphia in 2017 to cover the challenges of — and solutions to — prisoner reentry in the city. Supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, the 15-newsroom collaboration spent the past year looking at what’s working and what isn’t. In 2018, we’ll choose a new topic to focus on. Our goal isn't to just focus on the problems, but solutions to them. Read more about the mission and then tell us what topic we should focus on next year.