Amazon released a list of 20 finalists in the search for a location to host its second headquarters, and Philadelphia is on it. Wooooo! Or, if you're part of the contingent convinced HQ2 will not be good for the city, booooo! Either way, Philly's still in the hunt, which means we'll be hearing lots more about local efforts to woo the mail-order giant. Here's a rundown of what's ahead.
The Sixers beat the Celtics last night to get to 21-20 at the halfway mark of the NBA season. But the big news Thursday was that Joel Embiid was named to the 2018 NBA All-Star team as a starter. He was one of the top vote-getters for Eastern Conference front-court players, earning more than 1.2 million votes. Here's a look at all the other starters, and the last time the Sixers had a player start in the All Star Game.
On Wednesday, the City of Philadelphia made waves by announcing it was suing a cohort of pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid epidemic. But the act may be more show than substance. Harm reduction advocates called the move "scapegoating," and said it's unlikely to have any noticeable effect on the crisis. "This is a way to point fingers," said one prevention worker, "and it kind of keeps us from having a meaningful conversation."
The Eagles ran 63 offensive plays against the Falcons, and nearly half were pass plays, as the Birds averaged 8.2 yards per attempt against Atlanta, 1.2 yards better than the team’s season average. So how was Nick Foles able to do it? Credit Doug Pederson — and the offensive game plan. We took a look at what made Foles so successful last week, and if the Eagles can put him in position to do it against the Vikings.
In honor of Ben Franklin's Jan. 17 birthday, this 57th floor observation deck is opening for a free party. Register in advance online to enjoy the 360 views, along with a chance to chat with Franklin's giant head hologram. Tip: Arrive early, waits can be long. [THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT]
Where: One Liberty Observation Deck at 1650 Market St., 19103
When: January 20, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP