Newsletter for Wednesday, June 15
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A new tag at Graffiti Pier is an ode to Orlando (Instagram via @tlbtb).
PHILADELPHIAN PATIENCE CARTER SHARES HER ORLANDO SHOOTING STORY
Patience Carter made it out of Club Pulse in Orlando. Her friend 18-year-old Akyra Murray didn’t. Carter recounted the story yesterday: how she wasn’t sure what to think after the first sounds of gunfire and even sent a Snapchat, to when the killer came into the bathroom where she and Murray waited, and Carter’s life was spared thanks to a stranger who shielded her from bullets. She told the entire story from a hospital in Orlando.
CHRIS CHRISTIE TO MAKE RAY RICE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROSECUTOR A JUDGE
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants to put the prosecutor who gave NFL running back Ray Rice a deal to keep him out of court on the bench as a Superior Court judge. Jim McClain, prosecutor in Atlantic County, made national news in 2014 after he agreed to let Rice into a pretrial intervention program for the assault of his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in an elevator at Revel Casino. Christie filed a notice of intent to nominate McClain for the position. Here’s the background on McClain’s controversial move.
RADAR GUNS, CAMERAS DON’T STOP ACCIDENTS? WHAT?
Last week in Harrisburg, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia met with members of the legislature to lobby for what it considers safer streets after the April hit-and-run death of cyclist Jamal Morris. The group wants an extension of the state’s red light camera program, a pilot program for speeding cameras on Roosevelt Boulevard and the use of radar detection by police. Before the meetings in Harrisburg happened, Penn Live published an editorial authored by Tom McCarey criticizing the Bicycle Coalition’s desire to push for radar use, the red light camera program and the speeding camera program. He wrote, “Never mind that no red light camera, no speed camera, nor any radar gun has ever stopped one accident from occurring.” That’s… no, that’s not true.
A weekly series of live music in the courtyard kicks off with this popular jazz-punk-folk brass band. The garden bar offers pay-as-you-go food and drink.
Where: Stoner Courtyard at Penn Museum at 3260 South St. 19104
When: June 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $10 (includes admission to galleries)
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YOU SHOWED US YOUR PHILLY TATTOOS! HERE’S WHAT WE GOT
Fishtown native Jess Kalup got her first Philadelphia tattoo in 2007. It was the name of the city simply tattooed down her arm that she used as a way to remember home while traveling across the country with a nonprofit. Today, she has more than a dozen Philly tats, ranging from the LOVE statue to a chicken cheesesteak to the SEPTA map to a carton of Arctic Splash, which she got inked earlier this year. The reason we know about Jess? We asked you to send us photos of your Philly tattoos. Here’s what we got.
NOMINATE FOR THE NEXT WHO’S NEXT: PR AND COMMUNICATIONS
Know someone great at communicating? We’re looking for the top under-40 professionals in public relations, marketing, corporate communications and advertising across Philadelphia. And we need your help to find them. Here’s how to drop us a line.