Billy Penn got more details about SEPTA's plan to cut back up to 40 percent of service if the proposed budget in the PA statehouse gets approved. Imagine not having any rail or bus service on Sunday — no bus to the market or BSL to the stadium — or waiting twice as long for the El on a weekday morning. These are some of the scenarios SEPTA is discussing as the transit agency tries to raise awareness of the difficulties it could face under a recently proposed House GOP budget. Here's why SEPTA says these cuts could happen and when this nightmare commuting scenario would unfold.
Opening day is finally here for Mom's Organic Market, which has taken over 16,000 square feet on the 11th Street side of the rising East Market complex. We got a preview of the in-house cafe and the fully-stocked interior, which carries a huge number of items, every single one of them organic. That said, pricing is competitive with any city grocery store — though you won't find many others stocking honey mustard crickets next to the pork rinds. Here's what to look forward to when you visit.
The Philadelphia Police officer who fatally shot David Jones in June has been suspended with intent to dismiss. Ryan Pownall shot Jones in the back and buttocks, which Police Commissioner Richard Ross counted as an act against department protocols, since Jones posed no threat at the time. Meanwhile, six African-American cops are suing the the department for racial discrimination and corruption. Among the reasons: A confederate flag sticker on a white officer's license plate, denied overtime and alleged instructions to falsify paperwork.
When Philly boxing champ Joe Frazier was in full-on training mode, he didn't jog up the Art Museum steps, he ran through the park behind it. In 2009, Frazier's favorite route through the hills was named Boxers' Trail in his honor. You can get to know the path for yourself on Saturday at the sixth annual Boxers' Trail 5k Run/Walk. The event, which coincides with a big Strawberry Mansion Day fair and a Parks on Tap pop-up, was organized to entice people into East Fairmount Park, one of Philly's "little-known gems."
The Fishtown Flea is an outdoor craft fair aimed at highlighting the best local indie designers and engaging with the Fishtown and greater Philadelphia community. Saturday is their first event.
Where: Fishtown Flea at 1220 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
When: September 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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Football season started last night and after the Patriots obnoxiously celebrated another dramatic Super Bowl win, Andy Reid and the Chiefs threw a comeback of their own on Belichick and Brady, winning 42-27 in Foxboro. Meanwhile, we've got Reid's most trusted disciple, Doug Pederson, heading into his second year as Eagles head coach and we still don't know if he's any good. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie was asked that question at an impromptu press conference Thursday, calling recent shots at his coach "clickbait or hot takes." Lurie rather vehemently defended Pederson, so while we know his job is safe, we still don't know how good an NFL head coach he is. Sunday at Washington will go a long way in figuring that out, and it's one of 7 questions we asked that the Eagles need to answer this season.
If you don't have a Free Library card, you're missing out. Since September is apparently #LibraryCardSignUpMonth! there's no time like the present. If you live, work or go to school here, there are millions of books and resources available for free. Here's how to get a card and what you can do with it.