Goofy kicking Donald Duck. Thanks to its oddly meandering shape, that's what Pennsylvania's 7th U.S. Congressional District is said to look like — and it's not even much of an outlier. The state's entire electoral map was just ruled unconstitutional by the PA Supreme Court, which said in a 5-2 party line vote that obvious gerrymandering had been used by the GOP to create it. The court allowed just three weeks for an entirely new map to be drawn, one that might shift the balance of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 election.
Do you have a spare $7,700? That's how much it'll cost you to go to the Super Bowl with the Eagles' official team package. The fee includes three nights in Minneapolis, airfare and a ticket to the game, as well as all kinds of perks. But what if you wanted to go a la carte, to find your own tickets and accommodations? We ran the numbers. It's still a lot. If you're thinking about driving, we looked at that scenario too.
Over the weekend, the city held a community meeting in Fairhill to let people living in the area know how it's addressing the opioid crisis. Some of the specifics mentioned were the opening of new warming centers, the cleanup of bridge encampments, and adding certification requirements for recovery housing. Those who attended were thankful for the info — but somewhat annoyed word about the session wasn't better spread. Said one resident: “Half of my neighborhood didn’t know about it."
Whether you make it to Minneapolis or not, this won't come as a surprise. The Eagles are underdogs again. The Vegas line opened with the Patriots a six-point favorite in Super Bowl LII. As of Monday morning, most sportsbooks had the defending champs favored by 5.5 points over the Birds. We took a look at what that means for the Eagles, and why for some teams, it's been pretty good to be a Super Bowl underdog.
Peter Stern was born in Nuremberg, Germany in March 1936. His family was deported to a holding camp in Latvia, then later transferred to Ravensbruck concentration camp. Though Stern's father died, he and his mother and brother were eventually freed. He'll talk about the experience and how it affected him — and the world.
Where: Hillel Steinhardt Hall at 215 S. 39th St., 19104
When: January 24, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP