Philly's soda tax is headed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The court on Tuesday announced it would hear the appeal filed by the American Beverage Association and local business in protest of the sugary beverage tariff, who say it amounts to double taxation. The city wasn't surprised by this development, City Solicitor Sozi Tulante said in a statement, given the "enormous public attention" paid to the groundbreaking move thus far. Per a PMN report, Justice Kevin Doughtery, brother of powerful Philly union boss John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty, has recused himself from the case.
What time is kickoff of the Super Bowl? What network? Can I stream it? Who is singing what? Who’s the ref? Which players are good? Forget about the game, what time will This Is Us be on? All your Super Bowl Sunday questions? We've got answers. We've also got a roundup of what's now called Super Bowl Opening Night, a weird and wacky event that featured everything from reporters in dog masks and shark costumes to Doug Pederson in dad jeans to Lane Johnson telling Philly he's going to make good on giving everybody beer if the Eagles win.
Mayor Jim Kenney on Tuesday announced the launch of the Philadelphia Eviction Prevention Project, a $500,000 program that's been in the works since last summer. Designed to help reduce the high eviction rate in the city, which in some neighborhoods can hit 15 percent, the project includes a new legal aid phone hotline, a new website called phillytenant.org and increased access to legal services for tenants in need. Per Curbed Philly, the program will be will be spearheaded by Community Legal Services.
With the Eagles in the Super Bowl, cheesesteaks are enjoying some time in the national spotlight. But most places posting recipes, photos and thinkpieces about the Philly specialty are getting them wrong. Again. It's a perpetual pet peeve, but folks outside the region haven't been able to rid themselves of one major misconception — that cheesesteaks traditionally come with green peppers. They don't. Billy Penn confirmed this with the owners of iconic local shops like Pat's, Steve's and Chubby's. We also discovered that they serve lots of sandwiches with peppers on them, anyway.
Wheel Dog Industries is hosting a forum to address the prevalence of suicide in the veteran community. Iris Roundtree, Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Medical Center, will lead the discussion. Refreshments (including beer on tap) will be served.
Where: WeWork at 1601 Market St., 19103
When: February 1, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP