Newsletter for Thursday, Oct. 22
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Yesterday was Back to the Future Day; naturally a DeLorean in Philly for the occasion was ticketed by the PPA. Photo via @philadelphiabrewing on Instagram.
LAW LICENSE SUSPENDED, KANE VOWS RELEASE OF MORE PORNY EMAILS
Well, it’s happened — the chief law enforcement officer in Pennsylvania is unable to actually practice law, since Kathleen Kane’s license to do so is officially, indefinitely suspended. But don’t worry you guys! Kane herself says that’s not going to stop her from doing most of the lawyering things. Why? She believes something like 98 percent of her $158K-a-year job is administrative and managerial (As The Morning Call notes, not even all the top lawyers in her office agree with this reading. So yeah!). But Kane vowed again Wednesday to release a bunch of porny, racist emails sent to and forwarded by State Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin.
BYE, RIVERSHARKS: CAMDEN’S MINOR LEAGUE TEAM ENDS OPERATIONS
The minor-league baseball team across the river in Camden is out of a home. The Riversharks will cease operations immediately, the Courier-Post reports. The team was unable to agree on a lease with the new owners of their former home, Campbell Field. The team might wind up in New Britain, Conn. But it doesn’t sound like the area will be without a minor-league team for long; other organizations are sniffing around the stadium, which borders an area that will be heavily redeveloped.
|What||All the bowling, eating and drinking you can handle tonight at the newly-renovated, 25,000-square-foot South Bowl. Also featuring desserts by Whipped Bakeshop, the Photobot 3000 and plenty of the best Philadelphians around, presented by Beneficial Bank.|
|Where||South Bowl at 19 E Oregon Ave|
|When||October 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
|How much||$30 in advance / $40 at the door|
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DONALD TRUMP’S SON-IN-LAW’S IS A REAL ESTATE PLAYER IN PHILLY
Philadelphia has a few apparent Donald Trump connections. For one thing, the leader in polls for the GOP presidential nomination attended Penn, as have many of his kids. He also planned a 45-story Trump Tower to be built on the Delaware that fizzled out a couple of years ago. But there is still a Trump connection in the Philadelphia real estate game. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has owned a controlling interest in the Piazza since 2013. Here’s what you should know about Kushner and what he’s been doing in Philadelphia.
PHILLY SPORTS ON TV: IT’S THE EAGLES, THEN EVERYONE ELSE
Everyone knows Philadelphia is an Eagles town. And the data — ratings numbers, how the experts guesstimate who’s watchiing what on the tube — bears that out. Barring deep postseason runs for the other professional sports teams, the Eagles are the kings . But what about the rest of those sports? Do we like to watch baseball, hockey or basketball more? And how do ratings for those sports compare to local ratings for national sporting events, like the World Cup?