Pa. Sen. Daylin Leach is "taking a step back" from his congressional campaign following multiple allegations of inappropriate touching and sexual talk. He also took time to craft a since-deleted Facebook post taking aim at two women who shared stories about him. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania House Democrats spent $248,000 in taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim against Rep. Thomas Caltagirone of Berks County. Multiple people have called for the resignation of both men, including Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky of Delaware County, who's also introduced #metoo legislation in Harrisburg to reform sexual harassment investigation and resolution procedures.
There's finally a new restaurant coming to the empty space near the Italian Market that was previously home to Coeur, the Mildred and James. First-time restaurateur Sean Nevins is going for a relaxed vibe and neighborhood-friendly atmosphere at Acadia, which will serve food and drink inspired by New Orleans. Here's the lowdown on what to expect when it opens, including gumbo, Sazeracs and a fun kids menu designed by Nevins' own son and daughter.
“You don’t see many black women on bikes.” Sonja West, 50, leads 11-mile bike rides every Friday morning along Kelly Drive. In our 2016 look at Indego's struggle to diversify ridership, monthly bike share subscribers in Philly were 66 percent white. Poor bike infrastructure in black neighborhoods and a lack of representation in biking communities are among the reasons. The Pedal Posse Divas launched in 2014 and have been working ever since to get more black women on bikes. Here's how they do it.
Six Eagles were named to the Pro Bowl last night, tied for the most on any team in the NFC. The Steelers led the NFL with eight selections. Carson Wentz earned his first Pro Bowl selection, picked as the NFC starting QB. He was joined by three-time selection Fletcher Cox, second-timer Malcolm Jenkins and fellow first-timers Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson and Zach Ertz. (Jason Kelce and Brandon Graham were probably snubbed.) Here's a look at the full roster, and remember, no Eagles actually want to play in the Pro Bowl. The game is held the week before the Super Bowl.
Resident birding expert Toribird will lead a special winter solstice expedition (by candlelight) to peep feathered creatures as the sun goes down. The Fairmount Park walk will be followed by bird-themed crafting with seasonal treats and music around the firepits.
Where: The Woodlands at 4000 Woodlands Ave., 19104
When: December 21, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free / pay as you go
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Last night was the last night of Hanukkah, which makes today the last day of Chanukah. Confused? As the Festival of Lights ends at sundown today — making this the last day, but yesterday the last night — we wanted to look again at how Philly spells the holiday. If you missed it last week, we asked readers if they go H or Ch and how many Ks and if there's an H on the end and if they use one N or two. We also asked some local experts. Have you ever wanted to know how Ed Rendell or Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz spells Hannukkah? This is your last chance this year.
Darcy hits a guy with her bike. There are approximately 80 minutes of furtive glances and retrograde amnesia. Romance ensues. Just your average Hallmark Channel Christmas movie. Except "A Gift to Remember" is set in Philly. You'll see Northern Liberties, shots of the skyline, Einstein Hospital, more shots of the skyline and a fake Christmas Village. It's a jam-packed 90 minutes, and it airs today at 4 p.m. Read our play-by-play here.