Newsletter for Tuesday, July 19
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
It got a little crazy during Monday afternoon’s storm (Instagram via @6abcnews).
CITY TO BUSINESSES: CLEAR YOUR SIDEWALKS BECAUSE PROTESTERS
How much will the Democratic National Convention disrupt regular day-to-day business in Philly? No one seems to be sure, and the city is sending mixed messages in the form of a letter from the Department of Licenses and Inspections and a FAQ sheet made for business owners. And now, some restaurateurs are confused as to whether they’ll need to remove benches and tables from sidewalks because of the possibility of protesters getting out of hand. They’re confident memories of horrendous business during Pope in Philly won’t resurface next week, but they’re not exactly certain what else to expect.
THESE 9 SCHOOLS WILL BE THE CITY’S FIRST ‘COMMUNITY SCHOOLS’
Community schools, which will offer services to adults and kids as community anchors, are coming to Philly. First-year Mayor Jim Kenney — fresh off a major political win in passing a soda tax meant to fund some of his educational initiatives — along with Council President Darrell Clarke and Superintendent Bill Hite announced Monday the first nine schools to be assigned a full-time community school coordinator.
Don your best gray sweats and red headband and join a run through the Italian Market while a drone camera films the crowd. Proceeds benefit Open Streets PHL. Bring extra shoes to donate to Back on My Feet.
Where: Charge Performance and Wellness at 928 Christian St. 19147
When: July 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15
BILLY PENN LIKES
THE DNC BROAD STREET MEDIAN MURAL WILL BE INSTALLED THIS WEEK
During the DNC, the center of Broad Street from City Hall to Washington Ave. will be home to a mile-long mural called 14 Movements: A Symphony in Color and Words. Installation of the vinyl stripes begins the week of July 18, and the hope is that the mural will last for up to eight weeks. This is how the idea for the mural came together and why the artist was on his hands and knees painting the whole thing with a small brush.
THE INCLINE ANNOUNCES ITS NEW EDITOR
Lexi Belculfine, a four-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has been named editor of The Incline, the soon-to-launch mobile-first site in Pittsburgh from the founders of Billy Penn. Lexi has spent the last three years as a reporter for the P-G, covering City Hall as well as handling police, crime, general assignment and breaking news for the newspaper and its website.