As of 12 a.m. today, meterUP is dead. The Philadelphia Parking Authority has suspended parking meter payments through the app because the company that owns meterUP has "financial problems." The PPA hopes to have a new meter payment app integrated this summer, but in the meantime, it's back to the kiosks.
The latest wine/beer/grocery story combo is... the South Street Acme. It's been less than a year since wine and beer sales in Pennsylvania grocery stores became legal — the first time since Prohibition! — and many have jumped on the opportunity. Supermarkets, grocery stories and Chinese takeouts all want in on the action. Here's the list of places selling wine to go in Philly.
The big question for an event held at the end of April is: What if it thunderstorms...or just plain rains? AccuWeather’s extended forecast is currently calling for 68 degrees and “a bit of rain” throughout NFL Draft weekend, which will be held on the Ben Franklin Parkway from April 27-29. NFL officials said the Draft — in addition to a huge set-up along the Parkway of outdoor activities open to the public — is a rain or shine event and they’ll work with local, state and federal officials in the area in case of a severe storm. Here's how the city's Office of Emergency Management is working with the NFL to monitor weather.
|What||An outspoken Christian reproductive justice advocate, Dr. Willie Parker is an obstetrician and gynecologist who is one of the few abortion providers to women in Mississippi and Alabama. Winner of Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger award and one of Ebony’s Power 100, he's also the subject of the documentary film Trapped. He'll talk about his new book, "Life's Work."|
|Where||Free Library at 1901 Vine St. 19103|
|When||April 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm|
Billy Penn Likes
The Sixers end their up-and-down (note: mostly down) season tonight against the Knicks, but overnight there was finally some good news to celebrate this year. Ben Simmons is back! No, not tonight, but Simmons put on Twitter, via Uninterrupted, that the most recent scan of the Jones fracture in his foot came back clean. "Green check. We live." Check out his video update to start getting excited for next year before this year's even over. Oh, speaking of this year, the Lakers won again last night. Everything is coming up Sixers.
If for some reason you haven't gotten a ticket yet to the Billy Penn Bash, it's time to get moving. We're just two weeks away from this major celebration: two (and a half) years of Billy Penn and more than 400 amazing Philadelphians on our Who's Next lists. Grab your early bird ticket now so you can bypass the line at the door and meet us at North Bowl on April 26. We'll have tunes from DJ Curtis Remarc, a Clique Cam photo boot, Lyft discounts and more.