Newsletter for Wednesday, Sept. 30
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Might as well get used to this new rainy look the next few days. Photo by @lexypierce via Instagram.
TODAY’S THE LAST DAY TO #SAVELITTLEPETES
If people want to save Little Pete’s, they might want to speak up Wednesday morning. It could be their last chance. Philadelphia’s City Council rules committee is scheduled to discuss at 10 a.m. a bill that would rezone the Little Pete’s property, which now consists of the restaurant and a parking garage, into the multistory Hudson Hotel. Before the the Rules Committee considers which action to take, they’re conducting a public hearing for the property, along with several others.
ANONYMOUS GUARDSMAN DISHES ON POPE DUTY: FREE PIZZA, BOOZE OFFERS
They were impossible to miss, largely because there were thousands of them in town for the weekend, and they were stationed on every single corner. But what were the National Guard troops doing during the Pope’s visit anyway? As it turns out, a lot of schmoozing.
Jet Wine Bar on South Street West wants to let Philly in on the splendors of Moroccan entertainment. Free tastes of wine from Morocco will complement free North African-spiced snacks (glasses go for $5), and themed music and movies will play in the background.
Where: Jet Wine Bar at 1525 South St.
When: September 30, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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COLBERT SLAMS BOB BRADY FOR STEALING THE POPE’S WATER GLASS
Philly Congressman Bob Brady has made a lot of news since taking the pope’s used water glass last week, drinking out of it and sharing it with family members. Stephen Colbert discussed Brady’s papal water theft on “The Late Show” last night. His take started with the question, “Dude what the hell is wrong with you?” and gets better from there. Take a look.
We also had our own fun with Brady yesterday, who is a serial water-taker. In the spirit of helping figure out his next target, here are eight more photos of Brady doing his water-stealing thing.
INSIDE COMCAST’S NEW STRATEGY TO WIN THE MORNING
“Breakfast on Broad” debuted in April and has recently been averaging about a .2 rating between its live early morning airing on the Comcast Network and the repeat of it at 11 a.m. on Comcast Sports Network. While CSN executives had worried the show might subtract viewers from its SportsNet Central highlights and analysis show, that has not been the case. Here’s what the show’s been doing, and why Comcast thinks it might be worth repeating in other cities.