The city announced Tuesday that it will support the establishment of comprehensive user engagement sites — also known as safe-injection sites. CUES offer people a safe space to use drugs, complete with medical treatment and recovery resources on the premises. DA Larry Krasner promised that if one opens up in Philly, he won’t prosecute. Important note: The city can’t really protect people or providers from federal law.
Nobody outside of New England likes the Patriots. They win everything, their coach — skilled as he is — is a notorious jerk, and their owner and star quarterback are both personal friends with Donald Trump. And yet...everyone usually hates Philly sports teams. Not to mention how much they hate the fans. Will the next two weeks be different? Will the Eagles suddenly become "America's Team?" Yes, and here's why.
Next up in Billy Penn's series of Philly rec center profiles is Vogt. The 50-year-old community center hosts programs and amenities used by people of all ages, from toddler through senior. Popular activities include basketball for teens and adults, competitive girls cheerleading, ceramics classes and a tot rec room that's outfitted like a day care. Here's what makes Vogt Rec Center special, and why it's a true hub for the Tacony neighborhood.
When Doug Pederson was hired, a collective "meh" sound resonated across the city. Our first game story of his second season in charge of the Eagles had the headline, "The Eagles won but everyone in Philly still hates Doug Pederson." So what changed, other than all the wins? We looked back at the last two years to figure out exactly when Philly fell in love with the Super Bowl head coach.
One of the most-watched Supreme Court cases this term – Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – involves free speech, religious liberty and equal rights. You probably know it as the question of whether a bakery can refuse to make wedding cakes for same sex marriages. Experts, including one of the attorneys representing the couple at the center of the case, will debate the topic.
Where: National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St., 19106
When: January 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
How much: $10