The Eagles host the Dolphins tonight in a game that's mostly meaningless, but for a few players looking to keep their spot on the roster. The big football game in town this week is on Saturday, when the Philadelphia Soul host Arena Bowl XXX. The Soul hope to win their second-consecutive championship, which got us thinking...which team is actually better, the Eagles or the Soul? We know what you're thinking: That's a ridiculous question. Or is it? (It is.) Still, we had some fun with it, and you might be surprised who we picked! (You won't. But you should read it anyway. Go Soul.)
Although Philly's real estate market continues to boom, individual homeownership rates are falling. That's true across all demographics, but new data suggest communities of color are being hit hardest. According to economists with the Apartment List, the Philadelphia metro area is pretty low on homeownership diversity, ranking 14th out of the top 50 biggest metros with a racial gap of 25.2 percent. Here's a breakdown of what these numbers mean and what community leaders are trying to do about it.
Don't mess with tradition. That's what proprietor Nancy Morozin found out when she ended 24-hour service at The Dining Car, which her Northeast Philly diner had offered ever since her father opened it in 1960. After making the change, Morozin was hit with a barrage of phone calls, Facebook messages and in-person pleas to bring the all-nighters back. But it was the handwritten letters than really made the difference. Here's how the reversal went down and details on the new weekend-heavy schedule.
|What||Catch the biggest fight of the year: Mayweather vs. McGregor LIVE on Punch Line Philly's big screen Saturday, August 26! Enjoy unbeatable food and drink specials in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Ticket prices: GA seated $35, VIP $55, GA standing room only at Callback Bar $25.|
|Where||Punch Line Philly at 33 E Laurel St|
|When||August 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm to August 27, 2017 at 12:00 am|
|How much||$25 - $55|
Billy Penn Likes
Twenty years ago, Matt and Maria ate pizza on the hood of a car parked in the median at Broad and Snyder. Patricia K. was at 10th and Ludlow when she got a text that her father died. Both these intimate moments — and a growing number of others — have been commemorated historical marker-style. The "Plaque 2 the Future" project is the brainchild of street artist Lily Goodspeed, who is creating stickers that look just like the iconic blue and yellow markers based on personal submissions from everyday Philadelphians. Read more the project and how to submit your plaque sticker requests.
If you've given up following the Phillies this season — and considering their worst-in-league 46-79 record, no surprise — you missed a fun outing last night at Citizens Bank Park. Mark Leiter Jr. pitched the team's fourth shutout of the year, and the bats backed him up for an 8-0 win. Energetic rookie Rhys Hoskins drove in five runs total, including a blast of a homer that hit the second deck. It was a nice comeback after the previous day's rout, in which the Marlins sent 19 runners across the plate.
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