Hate Philly's airport? Well, good news, kind of: PHL has heard you. Airport officials are using a new type of consulting team to bring about improvements. A task force called Project Runway (yep, that's the actual name) was organized by political watchdog organization Committee of Seventy, and it features several prominent young Philadelphians. This is how Project Runway came together and how it might make your future trips better.
Tomorrow evening in Kensington is the March in Black, an International Overdose Awareness Day event in Philly that’s expected to draw hundreds of people to the streets below the Market-Frankford line. The march will snake up Kensington Avenue and make several stops featuring short talks from activists, persons in law enforcement and politicians. The night will culminate in a vigil at McPherson Square. Here's why the event was put together, and how to attend.
The Delaware River is clean enough to swim and fish in, but that wasn't always the case. A report published Tuesday by PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center claims that if Donald Trump's proposed cuts to the EPA budget go through, the Delaware could go back to what it looked like in the '50s. Since 2005, the EPA and local agencies have reduced pollution of cancer-causing chemicals by 71 percent, and the report claims that not only would the EPA's budget be slashed by nearly one-third, but federal grants and R&D funding would be cut by at least that, opening the floodgates, literally, for polluters. Read the summary and download the full report here.
Carson Wentz is the Eagles franchise quarterback, which means in a year or two he'll be the highest paid player in football. That's how it works in the NFL, as evidenced by Matthew Stafford getting a deal with $92 million guaranteed. 97.5 The Fanatic put out a poll asking if fans would rather have Wentz Stafford, Marcus Mariota or Andrew Luck and the results were naturally homerific. But that's silly, so we took a look at the entire NFL to determine, without bias, how many quarterbacks we would take over Wentz. Comparing every starter and top draft pick to the Eagles star, our rankings are not going to make most Eagles fans happy.
The outdoor seating area surrounding 30th Street Station is getting a new pop-up bar run by Bridgewater's Pub. The kick-off happy hour will feature giveaways, raffles and live music as a way to introduce the new spot. Regular hours then start Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Where: Pub at The Porch at 30th & Market St. 19104
When: August 31, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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Is Philadelphia’s next Jill Scott among us? How about a future Kenneth Gamble? For decades, this city has produced dozens of renowned musicians, producers and songwriters. And now, we’re ready to honor the next generation of young talents with major ambitions. Here's the 2017 class of Billy Penn's Who's Next: Music.
Houston Texan J.J. Watt challenged followers on social media to raise $200,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief. Within days, his new goal of $5 million has already been exceeded, thanks to the generosity of people all over the country, including Eagles offensive lineman and native Texan Lane Johnson, who pledged $25,000 to Watt's fund. Eagles teammate Marcus Johnson has been sharing links (and raps) to help his fellow Texans, all while focused on trying to earn a roster spot this week. Phillies rookie Nick Williams, from Galveston, has Harvey victims in his heart too. He was there during Hurricane Ike and spoke with Philly Voice's Ryan Lawrence about his family back in Texas, and what he can do being so far away.