Newsletter for Tuesday, March 1
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The Avengers (or the Guardians of the Galaxy) better assemble to this mural at 5th and Cecil B. Moore feat. Thanos and Ultron; photo via @linewalker215 on Instagram.
KATHLEEN KANE’S SPECIAL PROSECUTOR PROBABLY WON’T CHARGE ANYBODY
Remember back in early December, when Kathleen Kane held an announcement at the National Constitution Center and promised — as images of pornographic and tasteless emails flashed on a screen behind her — an investigation? The attorney who’s doing that investigation spoke yesterday; he’s probably not charging anybody. In Douglas Gansler’s view, the government workers who sent those emails may have committed a “policy violation, possibly an ethics violation,” but — and this is key, since your taxpayer dollars are paying for his work — not a crime.
SANCTUARY CITIES ‘SAFER’? WE TRIED TO CHECK; HERE’S THE THING
Are sanctuary cities safe places? Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate John Fetterman said so. In a January appearance, the Braddock mayor said “Sanctuary cities — again statistically — makes everybody safer, makes everybody better.” The statement speaks to a host of issues of the day: Immigration reform and enforcement, public safety and policing practices. But it’s hard to check this “fact” — because different municipalities define their safety using varying practices. There is no legal definition for “sanctuary city,” and folks from various angles of the debate have used it to their fancy.
Join the Philly Progressive Caucus and Liberty City Democratic Club to digest the results from the Super Tuesday presidential election primaries as they roll in. Tickets required.
Where: MilkBoy at 1100 Chestnut St. 19107
When: March 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $5
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INSIDE THE DOLPHIN’S HOLY TRINITY PARTY: BEYONCE, NICKI AND RIHANNA
Who is the Holy Trinity? Beyonce, Nicki, Rihanna. That’s all they play on Holy Trinity night at the Dolphin Tavern. Don’t worry, Destiny’s Child is of course allowed. Songs where these artists were featured are included too. Remixes bring an air of the unexpected; some of them, originally produced by the party’s creator DJ Dame Luz. But this isn’t a party where one can expect to hear someone just because they’re Beyonce-adjacent. It’s all about the reigning queens. Here’s why the party started, and the kind of crowd it’s drawing these days.
THE ULTIMATE PHILLY SANDWICH FINALS EVENT IS THURSDAY
At Field House Thursday night, alongside Yards Brewing, we’re throwing a party to name the Ultimate Philly Sandwich. Out of 32 contestants, we’ve narrowed things down to a pair of Philly traditions: Ricci’s Old Fashioned Italian hoagie, and the eponymous sandwich from John’s Roast Pork. A panel of Philly chefs and restaurateurs will be on hand to offer their expert opinions. So get your ticket now for what will be a delicious dinner, and help us crown the Ultimate Philly Sandwich live.