Following multiple after-school fights over the course of a week, SEPTA police are stepping up their presence on the subways. Transit officers will ride all subway trains between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in an attempt to deter youth violence, as SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel detailed Thursday. Ten teenagers have been arrested for their involvement in a subway stop fight last week and police also arrested six teenage girls in West Philadelphia after one lit someone's hair on fire and another attempted to stab a 13-year old. So why the subway patrols? Go where the youths are.
Joel Embiid needs surgery on his knee. You remember, the knee he hurt in January and then told everyone he was fine. The knee injury the Sixers said was just a contusion, and that they were using "extreme caution" by sitting him. The knee that turned out to have a minor meniscus tear that wouldn't require surgery, but kept him out of All-Star weekend, then four more games, then the rest of the season, giving him just 31 games in his rookie campaign. Yeah, that knee. We made a timeline and, to be honest, after doing it, it's hard to Trust the Process anymore.
Pa. Senators Scott Wagner and Anthony Williams couldn’t be more different. One is a wealthy businessman who’s been called “Donald Trump-lite.” The other is a longtime Philadelphia politician and an ingrained member of the Democratic elite. But they agree that Pennsylvania should become the first state in the country to pass legislation that would automatically seal the criminal records of non-violent offenders if they remain crime-free for a period of time. So together, they’re reintroducing their “Clean Slate” legislation this session and announced this week that there’s already widespread support.
Blues guitarist and vocalist Lurrie Bell will be followed by The Campbell Brothers on pedal steel, lap steel and electric guitars in this combo concert. Billed as "Sin & Redemption," the show illuminates the undeniable connection between the blues and gospel with a rich variety of African American sound.
Where: Annenberg Center, Zellerbach Theatre at 3680 Walnut St. 19104
When: March 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25 and up
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"Don’t you have a moral responsibility to us? Don’t you have a religious responsibility to us?" "Are we pawns because the government’s going to do what the government does?" A developer wants to refurbish an old church and adjacent properties in Manayunk, and the neighbors were not having it. They voted 122-4 against the rezoning proposal Wednesday night – and not because of the church. Because of the parking. Other angry comments included: "Forget about the parking because none of it will be left. You will have lost your hair because you will have pulled it out….Your family life will be destroyed. Your mental health will be destroyed." This is the story of how a proposal to redevelop St. Mary of the Assumption has turned into a major issue for Manayunk, developer Jack Bienenfeld and Councilman Curtis Jones Jr.
Ray Robinson grew up in North Philly and now lives in the Northeast. Tonight he'll be in Fishtown to fight in the Fillmore's first-ever boxing card. The welterweight contender will headline the fight against former Brazilian champion Claudinei "Volcano" Lacerda. Known in the ring as "The New Ray Robinson," the Bustleton resident recently spoke with a Northeast Times reporter about growing up and training in Philly, and how he's been prepping for tonight. Tickets for the fight start at $45.