As of 3 p.m. Monday, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein set the Pennsylvania recount wheels in motion. Stein's lawyer, Lawrence Otter of Bucks County, filed a lawsuit in Harrisburg’s Commonwealth Court asking for a full recount of every Pennsylvania county. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of at least 100 state voters who believe “that there is a legitimate and good faith basis to contest the Presidential Election in the Commonwealth.” The filing doesn’t mean a recount will happen in Pennsylvania, but rather that a court will consider it. That’s different from Wisconsin, where Stein filed for a recount and one will take place. Here's everything we know.
The Eagles have five games to play, but after losing at home to Green Bay 27-13 Monday night, the season is all but done. “We’ve still got five weeks left and it comes down to just, you know, each guy as a pride factor the next five weeks,” head coach Doug Pederson said after the game. “But it’s something we’ve got to seriously evaluate.” That does not sound like a happy coach, or one still looking forward to a playoff run. This was a big game for the Eagles, and also for us. Billy Penn was granted unprecedented access to ESPN's Monday Night Football, with a behind-the-scenes look at how ESPN portrays our city to nearly 10 million viewers, and a one-on-one interview with Jon Gruden that turned out to be a bigger disaster than the game.
Around 5:30 p.m. Monday a woman in her 60s was pushing a baby in a stroller near Albert M. Greenfield school at 23rd and Chestnut when she was struck by a SEPTA bus filled with passengers. Per NBC 10, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, and the baby was taken to Children's Hospital for evaluation. Police Captain Ray Convery told NBC, "obviously the infant that was in the stroller is also going to have issues for the rest of their lives." As of late last night, the investigation was still ongoing.
|What||Spirit of Philadelphia is hosting Philadelphia themed First Friday dinner cruises. Enjoy a delicious buffet menu featuring a build your own cheesesteak station, a free Yards beer or glass of wine for each guest over 21, DJ entertainment, and of course, unbeatable views of the Philadelphia skyline. Cruises start April 7th and continue every First Friday of the year.|
|Where||Spirit of Philadelphia at 401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106|
|When||April 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm|
|How much||From $66.90 per adult / $39.95 per child age 3-12|
|What||Founded in 2014, the Healthy Rowhouse Project is dedicated to improving substandard conditions in low- and moderate-income Philly rowhomes. Join Mayor Kenney to discuss the current plan for action. Space is limited; RSVP required.|
|Where||Center for Architecture and Design at 1218 Arch St. 19143|
|When||November 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm|
|How much||Free with RSVP|
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Robert Avery has been talking about opening the Philadelphia Wax Museum for at least 19 years. He created social media accounts, raised money and even shared renderings (of another, unrelated project). Avery doesn't live in Philly anymore. He hasn't since 2008. He does not have any wax figures, or the money to have them made or a building to put them in, either. But Avery says 2017 is his year. We're totally getting a wax museum. Totally.
Philly's newest Wawa is also its biggest, and it's set to open Friday. The new spot at 20th and Market is a whopping 33 percent larger than the Broad and Walnut location. Center City still has two more Wawas on the way — 12th and Market, and 13th and Chestnut. We're going to have to redo our ranking.
Congrats on not having gonorrhea, Philly. Or at least, less gonorrhea than other parts of the nation. A recent CDC report says the rate of sexually transmitted infections has risen to "unprecedented" levels, except in the Philadelphia area. It's not all great news — syphilis is on the rise locally — but NewsWorks has a breakdown of why Philly is (mostly) bucking the national trend.