Starting Oct. 2, Philadelphia jails will give out Narcan to some people as they are released, NewsWorks reports. The kits will be distributed to those with a history of IV drug use, and could have a notable effect on overdose deaths in the city. Last year, per NewsWorks, around a third of the 930 people who died via OD had been through jail. An estimated 75 percent of currently incarcerated people have some kind of substance abuse disorder.
Back in September of 2016, photos surfaced online of a Philly cop sporting an eagle tattoo that hewed awfully close to an image commonly used by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany. After a long internal investigation — in the middle of which Donald Trump came to power — the officer, Ian Lichterman, was cleared, and he remains on the job. This week, one year later, BuzzFeed took a deep look at the situation, and found it's still simmering beneath the surface. "The racism in this department is real," a commanding officer in the department said.
Got a craving for a Shorti but don't feel like leaving the house or can't get away from the office? Good news, Wawa fans. Everyone's favorite Delco-based convenience store-slash-deli has started rolling out delivery via GrubHub. So far the service is only available in four locations, including two in Philly (21st and Hamilton in Fairmount and Academy and Grant in the Northeast), but more are coming. The available menu is huge, too, offering everything from hoagies to bowls to pretzels to coffee. With McDonald's jumping on the UberEATS train, this is officially a trend.
How many tickets have you gotten for leaving your car on the street past your spot's allotted two or three hours? If you can count on one hand, you're doing better than many people. We pulled the data for October 2016, and found a dozen people with at least nine over-time violations, plus some with 11, 14 or even 15 tickets. Yes, in a single month. Check the numbers and the best parking tweets of the week here.
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It's the heart of apple season, and Delaware County's Linvilla Orchards (a 30-minute drive from Philly) is ready to show off its best stuff. The annual Apple Festival includes pick-your-own sessions, pie-eating contests, fishing, terrarium building, donut tastings and other family fun. Runs both Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Linvilla Orchards at 137 Knowlton Rd., Media, 19063
When: September 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. to September 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission / pay as you go
This is a perfect opportunity to check out the quickly changing neighborhood just northwest of Fairmount. The community garden is hosting a big party, with an art fair, live jazz, kids crafting, free snacks, beer samples from Crime + Punishment Brewing, honey samples from on-site beehives, raffles and door prizes. Admission is $20, but if you bring a coat to donate, you'll get $10 off.
Where: Brewerytown Garden at 27th & Master St. 19121
When: September 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: $20 (or $10 plus coat)
As part of Opera Philadelphia's O17 festival, The Marriage of Fiagaro will be broadcast on a giant screen set up in the center of the Historic District. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a free seat cushion courtesy of sponsor PNC Arts Alive, but otherwise BYO chair or blanket. Gates at 5:30; show at 7.
Where: Independence National Historic Park at 1 S. Independence Mall West
When: September 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The Sierra Club and Neighborhood Gardens Trust are teaming up for a free tour of six green oases in the urban grid of West Philadelphia. A stop at each of six locations will include time to explore. The 6-mile route ends at the PHS Pop-Up at uCity Square, where you can chill with drinks and snacks. If you don't have your own bike, there's three Indego stations near the start point. Register in advance online.
Where: Compass Self Storage at 1300 Belmont Ave. 19131
When: September 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
How much: Free with registration
Chef Sylva Senat's French-Haitian cooking is now available on weekend mornings. The Gayborhood spot with Philly's first fully retractable roof is launching brunch this weekend. Check out coconut pancakes ($12), duck eggs Benedict ($14) and a Skuna Bay salmon frittata ($15), which Senat cooked on his very last Top Chef episode. Available Saturdays 12 to 3 and Sundays 12 to 7 (!).
Where: Maison 208 at 208 S. 13th St. 19107
When: September 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to September 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go