Newsletter for Wednesday, Oct. 28
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Under the bridge in Fishtown, Instagram via @annabelly.
POINT BREEZE UP IN ARMS AGAIN: NEWBOLD PARKING LOT IGNITES TENSION
More than 100 people were at a meeting of the Newbold Civic Association — the name Newbold itself was adopted in the last 10 years and is one that sometimes evokes tension among neighbors — and they were warring over a 60 by 75 foot green space that’s proposed to be installed in the parking lot at the recreation center. Here’s why the project has divided the neighborhood.
PHILLY CHEFS ON BACON AND CANCER: ‘IT’S COMMON SENSE’
The World Health Organization says bacon and other cured meats are linked to cancer. So what gives — do we need to start planning surreptitious back-alley bacon breaks if we want to continue eating it? We asked some Philly chefs; here’s what they told us about the warning, and how diners should treat it.
ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING FOR KATHLEEN KANE
It appears Kathleen Kane made one last ditch effort to get back at some of her political enemies before the suspension of her law license zapped her attorney general powers. The Allentown Morning Call reports she assigned two agents to collect emails and correspondences sent by former state attorney Frank Fina and former state judge Barry Feudale. Because this is PA politics it gets weirder still: the Inquirer reports that Kane’s office has obtained emails from Feudale’s private email account. As one lawyer put it, there are few legal ways Kane’s office could’ve got its hands on those.
This quirky combo of fresh fruits and vegetables, local cheese and honey, cookbooks and crafts and the occasional showing of Federal Donuts or Spot Burgers will pop up on the streets of Old City for the last time until next spring.
Where: Church Street at between 2nd & 3rd streets
When: October 28, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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MILLENNIAL MUMMERS: HOW THE TRADITION SPREADS TO A NEW GENERATION
There’s a new partnership between the Greater Overbrook String Band and the Art Institute of Philadelphia. It’s the first of its kind between Mummers and a local school. And it started out when the group of Mummers wanted to get its captain’s suit specially designed for their Hawaiian-themed performance set for New Years Day. It’s also how the Philadelphia tradition is being introduced to a new generation in the city.
JIM KENNEY UNFILTERED: ON PATRONAGE, JOHNNY DOC AND THE BEST PHILLY MASCOT
As a councilman for nearly 24 years, Jim Kenney made his name by focusing on LGBT issues and recently by pushing for the decriminalization of marijuana. Now he’s on the cusp of being elected mayor. Kenney met with Billy Penn in his office, and we talked about Johnny Doc, unions, whether he’s as fun as he used to be, his goal of focusing on all of Philly’s zip codes… and patronage. We talked a lot about patronage.