The House of Representatives will vote today on the American Health Care Act – the Trump administration’s Obamacare replacement plan – and Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation is decidedly anti-AHCA. Of the 18 men who represent Pennsylvania in the House, only four have committed to voting in favor of the AHCA plan. The rest are either undecided or, in the case of every Democrat and some conservatives, hard “no” votes. We broke down where every PA congressman stands on the legislation and why.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon to 23 counts of corruption, which include allegations of trading legal help for things like couches, cars and vacations. One of his benefactors was reportedly Michael Weiss, owner of several bars in Philly, including Woody's on 13th Street in Center City. Congressman Bob Brady, head of Philly's Democratic City Committee had some hard-hitting words for Williams, who he said should resign: "Some of these really stupid things that were done were just dumb.” Meanwhile, it seems the $20,000-plus Williams is alleged to have taken from a family member's nursing home care belonged to his mother.
Hundreds turned out in the cold for a chance to appear on "The Ellen Show" yesterday. While DeGeneres wasn’t in town herself, the show did shut down Walnut Street for several blocks and sent a correspondent to look for fans dressed as famous duos. Some costumes, like a dude who showed up wearing only gold boxers and ab makeup, were ... interesting. Here’s what fans had to say and what the scene was like. You can catch the segment on today's episode, airing locally at 3 p.m.
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston wanted to look into the fact that the average kid today spends 6.5 hours looking at screens. The result is "Screenagers," a documentary that explores the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time. Watch it followed by a panel discussion and refreshments. Ticket proceeds support scholarships for Girls on the Run participants.
Where: Community College of Philadelphia at 1700 Spring Garden St. 19130
When: March 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10
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Located 45 minutes from Philly in the middle of Chester County, Talula's Table has a reputation as the toughest reservation in the United States. It's been 10 years since the Kennett Square BYOB first opened its doors, and though some things have changed – the opening chef departed, sister restaurants Talula's Garden and Talula's Daily launched in Philly – many are the same, including the fact that you have to reserve a full year in advance. Except when you don't. As she looked back on a decade in business, proprietor Aimee Olexy dropped some tips about how to score a quicker spot at the farmhouse dinner.
When we asked readers to send us their stories from Little Pete’s diner – the Center City institution closing in May – there was a certain type of anecdote we expected: A probably drunken one that begins or ends with something stupid. And we got some of those. But we got so much more. Little Pete’s loyalists sent us stories of falling in love at the two-person booths that line the side of the diner. They wrote out memories of personal loss and of leaning on Little Pete’s to get them through some of their worst days. And they told us of how acceptance at a tiny diner made them finally feel at home in Philadelphia. Read our favorite 10 Little Pete’s memories here.