At least 14 people were shot in Philadelphia between 12 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday; two people died. The violence — including a quadruple, a triple and a double shooting — comes less than a week after NBC10 reported shootings are down 5 percent in the city this year. It’s generally accepted that when warm weather hits in major cities, neighborhoods erupt as more people are outside and unsupervised youth are out of school. So does this weekend's beautiful weather have anything to do with the violence? Here's the deal with warm temperatures and crime.
New address? Party change? Inspired by November? Whatever the reason, if you want to register to vote or update your existing info, today is the very last day. The Pennsylvania primary is May 16, so you still have plenty of time to learn about the people running for judge, city controller and district attorney before you get in the voting booth. Here's what you need to do today to make sure you're registered.
The NFL Draft comes to Philly next week, and there's a lot you should know. Even if you don't watch football, don't care that Temple University has a top-prospect player and aren't into yogurt. Whether you plan to watch the Draft, head to the festivities or ignore it entirely, sign up here and we'll shoot you an email when there's something important to know — from logistics to celeb sightings, top picks and more.
Cristina Martinez and Ben Miller, whose tacos at South Philly Barbacoa have gained national renown, will lead a night of food stories. It starts with a discussion of nixtamalization, an ancient culinary process used to create nutrient-dense tortillas. Vegetarian tacos will be served. Bonus: Following the workshop, Philadelphia Seed Exchange is hosting a plant swap.
Where: Parkway Free Library, Culinary Literacy Center at 1901 Vine St. 19103
When: April 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $10
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Did you or the kids eat peeps yesterday? Easter or anytime, marshmallow peeps are fun. They're even better when you make them yourself. Thanks to the sugar experts at Ramona Susan's Bake Shop in Fishtown, we've got a hands-on recipe video that shows how easy (if a bit messy) DIY peeps can be.
Pro tip: If SEPTA keeps removing your graffiti from its property, don't tag one of the police cars. An East Mt. Airy man learned that the hard way this weekend when he was arraigned for adding his "SORR" tag to a SEPTA cop car, which he apparently did to retaliate against the transit agency for cleaning up all his other tags.