If you like, you can have your Make America Great Again in chocolate. Gotta call in for that, though. The standard MAGA minicake at Traub’s Bakery in Prospect Park, Pa., is vanilla, and comes in either white or red. An image of the mini-cakes from the bakery’s Facebook page has gone viral, spawning a tense comment section that was hundreds of responses deep Wednesday morning. “That’s despicable. But like Trump find anyway to make a buck…I’ll stick to Maria’s bakery,” wrote one Facebook user. Decorator Deneen Ciancaglini, who voted for Donald Trump, explains she would've made a cake for Hillary Clinton, had she won, too.
Something must've gotten into Mayor Jim Kenney the other day because he started spilling what seem to be his truest, deepest political thoughts to Politico. A quick rundown on the opinions Kenney shared: Hillary Clinton spent too much time campaigning in Philly and not enough in Western PA. Governor Tom Wolf is a good guy, but his political instincts aren't great. Braddock Mayor John Fetterman should have been the Democrats' senate candidate rather than Katie McGinty.
Got any unwanted holiday gifts lying around the house right now? Come to PhilaMOCA with “a wrapped gift you spent $0 on.” Attendees select gifts in the order of the numbers they’re given.
Where: PhilaMOCA at 531 N. 12th Street
When: January 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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Sixers Twitter went nuts the other day when it was announced a January 27 game against the Rockets had been moved to ESPN. The reason? Fans speculated rookie guard Ben Simmons was finally going to be healthy. Turns out that wasn't quite the case. Some clarity was revealed Wednesday: The No. 1 pick is not expected to be back until after the All-Star Game February 19 and that would likely be the earliest. The good news for the Sixers is they are playing fine without him. Philly defeated Toronto last night for its seventh win in nine games.
Know of any great under-40 neighborhood association leaders? What about an activist? Or maybe you just know someone in your community quietly working to make it better every day. If you know anyone who falls into these categories, we need your help. We’re looking to highlight Philadelphia’s most dynamic, young community and neighborhood leaders and activists for an upcoming installment of “Who’s Next.” So if you want to nominate someone, fill out this form on or before February 3.