Run it or hate it, the Broad Street Run unites Philly every year. The 10-miler is often the first race for newbies, fans pack Broad Street, someone inevitably gets proposed to and everyone gets a kick out of the Navy Yard entrance being not the literal end. In short, we all have a good time. NBC10 has some photos from Sunday's race (don't worry, there was a proposal). Runners from Kenya and Ethiopia won the men's and women's races, respectively.
Hey, did you know we're a week away from the Philly primary? Yes, we have an election coming up. A big one, actually. You can walk into the voting booth next Tuesday (assuming you are registered as either a Republican or Democrat — hello, closed primary!) and vote for the city's next district attorney and city controller. These offices, particularly the DA's race, are pretty important to the city's future. And no matter what your political leanings, everyone gets to vote next week on two ballot questions. Feeling overwhelmed? Click "follow this" and we'll send you email updates with important election news, including our forthcoming procrastinator's guide.
The Environmental Protection Agency has put Pennsylvania on notice (again) that the state needs to step it up to better enforce Safe Drinking Water Act standards. The Pa. Department of Environmental Protection has a plan to raise more than $7 million to increase staffing for its safe water program, but the EPA says that'll take too long and wants the state to seek other, more immediate funding sources. The Safe Drinking Water Act is basically what it sounds like, and includes clauses about things like contamination assessments and watershed protection.
A panel of experts from diverse walks of life — a former prison commissioner, criminal justice nonprofit leaders, journalists — will discuss how to identify and replicate ways to make reentry after life in prison easier, and stem recidivism. Free registration requested
Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia at 701 Arch St. 19106
When: May 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
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Chef Alex Park has been crafting top-notch sushi at Fourth and Race in Old City since October 1997, but for some reason, Kisso Sushi Bar still flies under the radar. That's good for regulars in the know — they get to leave bottles of whiskey at the BYOB and count on Park's customized attention — but other Philly sushi-lovers have been seriously missing out on some of the more exciting raw fish combos in town.
Finally, the Philadelphia Union got their first win of the year, toppling NY Red Bulls 3-0 on Saturday, snapping a 15-game winless streak. But that wasn't their only win this weekend. While the team has been woeful on the pitch, the marketing department has been working overtime. Fact: The Philadelphia Union are actually based in Chester, and despite every effort to promote their Philly-ness whenever possible, they steered into the Chester skid this week with a "Fresh Prince" theme song parody called the "Fresh Prince of Chest-air." There's no reason something with a title like that should be good, but they kinda nailed it. See for yourself.