This morning, there's still some raininess, but that will pass. It'll get nice and sunny, with a high of 60 before getting cooler for the ride home. Here's today's weather forecast from Dark Sky.
Little more than a month ago, thousands of women filled the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, sporting pink pussy hats, feminist apparel and signs bashing President Donald Trump and his policies. Today, another group of women will gather, probably with a smaller posse, but with a lot more focus. The Philadelphia Socialists are organizing the city’s International Women’s Day protest, which will honor the women’s labor force and issues that affect Philadelphia’s working women, like education and fair pay. The day is celebrated worldwide, with many women in the United States and abroad participating in strikes and walk-outs from their jobs, a nod to the day’s labor-focused roots. Here's what to expect today, and what the organizers had to say.
Thousands of Philadelphians remain without power after a massive fire at a North Philadelphia PECO substation yesterday. According to 6ABC, the fire began around 2 pm Tuesday, and raged on for hours as firefighters worked to contain it. No one was injured in the fire. The outage persists in 5,400 business and residences. The School District has cancelled all after-school activities for Wednesday, while Girls High and E.W. Rhodes Middle School are both closed entirely for the day.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania has been long viewed as a moderate among Democrats. Then Donald Trump became president. Now, through his Twitter account, Casey regularly beats the drum for progressive causes, even as yuge GOP wins in PA in the last election signal that Dem politicians may be more vulnerable. (Casey himself is up for reelection in 2018.) So, why the change in his Twitter voice? We spoke to Casey's aides and experts about the senator's newer, more progressive image, and how Trump is affecting how other US politicians tweet.
There aren't many tickets left for this night of hip hop at a Rittenhouse music club, so act fast if you want to catch Gary Grice, aka GZA, aka Wu-Tang legend and creator of (maybe) Joe Biden's favorite album, Liquid Swords. He's joined byMeyhem Lauren, Sensi Starr and Famdoola.
Where: Coda at 1712 Walnut St. 19103
When: March 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $22
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Philly’s iconic Center City diner Little Pete’s will serve scrapple at its current location for the final time on May 29 — it’s being forced out of the space at 17th and Chancellor to make way for a new hotel. We’re looking to compile stories and memories from the diner, and if you’ve ever been there (maybe in the wee hours of the morning after a night at the bar), you probably have one or two yourself. So we’d love to hear your favorite tales from Little Pete’s. Here's where to submit!
While Villanova has its sights set on another NCAA Final Four run this March, this week’s conference tournaments may be the last time for alumni of the other Philly schools to check out their alma mater’s starting five. If it’s not already too late. There are more than 120 college basketball games to be played over the next six days leading into Selection Sunday, but only a handful will matter here in Philly. Villanova games, of course, but that's not all you should watch. Here's a guide (TV schedule included) to when the Philly teams play.