The NFL announced Tuesday that the NFL Draft is going to Dallas. Yep, Philly got beat out for next year's draft by Jerry Jones, who will be hosting the event in his monstrous stadium, a far cry from the historic crowd that lined the Ben Franklin Parkway this past spring. The news came as a surprise to many in Philly, as those connected to the bid process were expecting Philly to be named the host city weeks ago. "We're on the 1 yard line," one source told us before Labor Day. Welp, it seems we fumbled.
In 2011, a woman was robbed and beaten as she got out of a cab. When police came and wouldn't retrieve her purse, the intoxicated woman spat at them. The officers arrested her for public intoxication then released her without supervision, she says, on Kensington Avenue. She was kidnapped and repeatedly raped, and now says the settlement she received from the city can't make her feel safe. It's a horrifying story of what can go wrong when police violate protocol with intoxicated citizens. And this isn't the only example.
Center City’s newest Target, located just behind the Barnes Foundation, has a surprise opening gift for Philadelphians: tax-free soda. Two-liter bottles are selling for $1.99 at the new spot, instead of the $2.79 price tag at the Target at 19th and Chestnut. The larger quantities are an even better deal: 12-packs of soda that go for $7.49 a few blocks away are $5.49 in the new store. Here's why Target is offering a break from the beverage tax.
The Sixers lost last night, but they made one thing perfectly clear: This team is fun, and they're going to be good, falling to a good Wizards team, 120-115, and having several chances to win. Keep in mind this was Ben Simmons' first game, Markelle Fultz's first game, Joel Embiid's first since January and Jerryd Bayless' first since last October. As for Embiid's minutes restriction, he said after the game he'll sit when he's tired. It seems Brett Brown is already listening. Check out the highlights (and some lowlights) from the crazy fun season opener.
On Oct. 20, 1987, Guns N' Roses played Philly's iconic Trocadero on the band's Appetite for Destruction tour. On the 30th anniversary of that historic show, Philly musicians are coming together for a tribute, performing songs from the groundbreaking album and other material from the G N' R repertoire. Lineup includes students from Philadelphia School of Rock, the hard-drinking metal band Welcome to My Face, the Flannel Chucks and more.
Where: Trocadero Theatre at 1003 Arch St.
When: October 20, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15-$18
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Six paychecks just weren't enough. Eagles DE Chris Long had already pledged his first six game checks to scholarship opportunities in his native Charlottesville, VA. Now he's decided to give away the rest. Long announced yesterday he'll give the rest of this season's paychecks to organizations in the cities he's played for. He's also taking matching pledges.
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