Newsletter for Tuesday, Oct. 20
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This photo of stunning fall foliage in Fairmount Park brought to you by @chuckseye on Instagram.
VERDICT: MANSLAUGHTER FOR CONTRACTOR IN MARKET STREET BUILDING COLLAPSE
Remember when part of the Salvation Army at 22nd and Market came tumbling down in 2013, killing six people? The contractor in charge of the demolition of the building next door, Griffin Campbell, escaped charges of third degree murder when a jury decided his fate Monday. Instead, he was convicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter, as well as aggravated assault and risking a catastrophe. And we’ll be hearing more about this case, too — the civil lawsuits are still working their way through the legal system.
UNRULY RACCOON KICKED OUT OF EAGLES GAME
If you stayed awake long enough last night, you watched the Eagles beat the Giants on Monday Night Penalties Football. An AP photographer was on the scene when this raccoon got ejected from his pre-game seat at Lincoln Financial Field. So we can all agree that, besides that sleep you lost, this little guy was the real loser of last night’s game.
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WHO CLEANS THE DIRTY DELAWARE AND SCHUYLKILL RIVERS?
The health of the Delaware Bay and Estuary, which includes the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers, stands at about a B+ or B- right now. Considering their health used to be an F, that’s not bad. But how much more attention do the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers need to really get clean? And what is the city of Philadelphia doing about it?
INSIDE THE SECRET SCIENCE MUSEUM NEAR TEMPLE U
Step inside the Wagner Free Institute of Science, a 150-year-old structure on Montgomery Avenue, steps from Temple University’s campus. That’s part of the problem, of course. A couple miles away from the Philadelphia’s premier museums on the Parkway and not amongst many of the others in Center City, The Wagner Institute keeps a low profile. But inside, you’ll find one of Philadelphia’s least-known but still incredibly cool museums.