The City of Philadelphia announced yesterday it was suing several prescription drug companies in an attempt to hold them accountable for the roles they may have played in Philly’s opioid crisis. If won, the suit would cover many costs associated with substance use in Philly, the city said, like funding for first responders, public health and human services programs and additional resources for the criminal justice and prison systems. "To fix this, everyone must do his part," said Health Commissioner Tom Farley, "especially the drug companies that got us here in the first place."
A few days ago, the internet started freaking out about an app called Google Arts & Culture, which matches your selfies with artworks that supposedly look just like you. If you’ve been on social media at all in the past week, you've no doubt seen them fly by. What would the match-ups be for Philly politicians? We took it upon ourselves to find out, and the results were pretty funny. Spoiler alert: Apparently Jim Kenney looks just like Napoleon’s youngest brother.
Good news, Eagles fans. Over the last five postseasons, every No. 1 seed that made it to the conference title game round has advanced to the Super Bowl. Now, here comes the bad news: That pattern falls apart when you look further back. We looked at every top seed in the conference championship round since 1975 and, well, history may not be on the Eagles' side. That goes for their own history, too.
It started with a dog mask, then moved to t-shirts. When Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson launched his own version of an Eagles underdog t-shirt — with a photo of him and Chris Long wearing dog masks after the win over Atlanta — he tweeted that proceeds were going to Philly schools. In 24 hours, more than 3,000 shirts were purchased and as of Tuesday night, per the PhillyVoice, Johnson had raised between $53,000 and $55,000 with the shirts. Add whatever they sold yesterday, plus two full days before this weekend's NFC title game, and this dog gimmick will do a lot of good.
The Bynum brothers' Southern food destination in West Oak Lane hosts eight-piece R&B pop band Ja-Tun & Random Acts of Soul for a live session during dinner.
Where: Relish at 7157 Ogontz Ave., 19138
When: January 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Entertainment free, food and drink PAYG