If the Milwaukee Bucks had won in the first round of the NBA Playoffs instead of the Celtics, the Sixers would have home court advantage going into Round 2. Even so, coach Brett Brown is psyched his team will be playing in Boston tonight. "I can't wait," to be part of the famed Sixers-Celtics rivalry, Brown told PMN yesterday. That rivalry helped create four of basketball's greatest legends. Philly's Wilt Chamberlain battled Boston's Bill Russell, and then Philly's Dr. J fought Boston's Larry Bird, as recapped here by longtime Sixers announcer Marc Zumoff. The NBA is a whole different world now, and these are very different teams. But the history still looms large.
Students working toward their GED at Philly nonprofit JEVS E³ get almost everything they need to prepare themselves for the post-diploma world. There's college and SAT preparation, job readiness classes, parenting education, health education, paid internships and more. One thing they miss? Prom. Even though the glam party might seem like it doesn't have redeeming value, it's an event that marks completion and celebration, and "a huge motivator." So each spring, JEVS E³ fills one of its classrooms with sparkly donated evening wear, and the GED students get a chance to dress up and celebrate — just like regular highschoolers.
Daily News publisher explains how an ad from the Sheriff's Office ran next to an investigative report about the Sheriff's Office
Today's Philly Daily News includes an investigative report exposing suspect ad spending by the Sheriff's Office — and also an advertising section from the Sheriff's Office. In a message posted on Philly.com, PMN publisher Terry Egger explains how that juxtaposition happened. While the business side of the company had been working with the Sheriff's Office for months on the special branded pullout, it knew nothing about the details the investigative reporting team was uncovering, which showed a pattern of excess ad buys used to sweeten the pockets of "politically connected intermediaries." After much deliberation, Egger says, PMN decided to run the special section, but not to accept any money for it.
Since Billy Penn launched three and a half years ago, the Instagram of the Day has always been one of our most popular features. Starting in May, we’re changing it up a bit — by inviting you to get involved. Tag your Insta pic with #BillyPennGram, and we might feature it on the site. What are we looking for? Basically, anything beautiful, funny, shocking, touching, iconic or just representative of this Philly's spirit. Once the hashtag gets going, we're planning to make it more than just a 24-hour thing, too, by hosting weekly and monthly polls where readers can vote for their faves. Find out more details here, and start tagging!
Once a year, this South Philly restaurant prepares the rich spring soup from which it takes its name. Native to the province of Teramo, Italy, traditional le virtù uses approximately 49 different ingredients, made of a combination of the last of winter's stores of beans, pastas and cured meats and the season's first fresh veggies.
Where: Le Virtù at 1927 E. Passyunk Ave., 19148
When: May 1, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go