Visit Philly and the City of Philadelphia are collaborating on a month-long ad campaign. In Seattle. Through Nov. 26, social media posts and bus ads targeting neighborhoods around Amazon's HQ will tout the best Philly has to offer, per an announcement Visit Philly issued late Tuesday afternoon. Photos of the Schuylkill River Trail, Independence Hall and our pride crosswalks are plastered on 48 buses as we speak. Because Philly's more fun when you build your second headquarters here.
North Philadelphia was supposed to get a new 24-hour center over the summer that provides walk-in services for drug users in crisis. The area, which saw more than 200 opioid-related deaths in 2015, has just two similar facilities. But no new center has opened, and the city’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services has refused to comment, dodging several calls and emails asking about the progress. Here's why North Philly desperately needs more addiction recovery services.
The Eagles were already the best team in the NFL at 7-1, but before Tuesday's trade deadline passed, the Birds got even better, trading a fourth-round pick to Miami for running back Jay Ajayi. The 2016 Pro Bowl rusher had three 200-yard games last year en route to more than 1,200 yards on the ground. A year later, Miami dumped the 24-year old, and the Eagles swooped in to bolster their running game. The other benefit? They kept him away from Dallas. Here's a look at the trade, and why the Eagles really couldn't pass up this deal.
Penn students thought the "Campus Conversation" held earlier this week would shed some light on university policies and resources in light of recent student deaths, natural disasters and political instability. Turns out it was just a panel with two top administrators without any substance. Students have been critical of how the university responds to student deaths — typically with a campus-wide email. And it's not just Penn. Temple students have been equally critical of their school's counseling services and impersonal responses to recent student deaths.
As director of public affairs at Uber, Jason Post works with elected and appointed officials as well as third-party groups to achieve Uber’s mission "to make transportation reliable and efficient." The former journalist and member of the Bloomberg administration in NYC is a Penn grad, hence the reason he's returning for this talk. Free with RSVP.
Where: Steinberg-Dietrich Hall, Room 213 at 3620 Locust Walk 19104
When: November 2, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
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Have you been to the second location of MilkBoy for happy hour yet? Chances are the answer is no, since the bar of the colorful spot at Fourth and South is mostly empty before 7 p.m., when it starts filling up in advance of the music acts upstairs. All the better for you, if you want to score a seat and get down with some of the best cheap bar snacks out there. Here's why it deserves a spot on your post-work-drinks rotation.
Halloween's over and all you have to show for it is a stomach ache and...where did all those Twix wrappers come from!? For those of you still looking for something sweet today, Billy Penn was there to capture all the cuteness as dozens of businesses along Cecil B. Moore handed out candy as part of the annual "Avenue of Treats." The event, hosted by Beech Community Services in partnership with Temple Police and Temple Athletics, is designed to let neighborhood kids get in on Halloween trick-or-treating without parents worrying about them staying safe.