Newsletter for Monday, Nov. 9
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Philly’s first Veterans Day Parade included an appearance by the U.S. Continental Army; photo via @mrazakhan on Instagram.
HOW DID A COUPLE END UP DEAD IN A CAR IN FAIRMOUNT PARK?
Mystery still surrounds the deaths of a man and a woman found murdered in a car in Fairmount Park Friday afternoon. Maintenance workers found the two — they were apparently a couple — near Lemon Hill Mansion with multiple gunshot wounds to the head. According the the Inquirer, authorities are trying to figure out how the back window was shot out from inside the car. No gun has been found at the crime scene.
ICYMI: WHERE TO GRAB FOOD BEFORE A SHOW AT THE FILLMORE
So you’re going to a show at the Fillmore. Philly’s newest concert venue has two performance areas, and Questlove is this Fishtown spot’s DJ in residence. And yes, you can grab food there. But you’re in the middle of the city — instead of, say, way down at the stadiums. So try one of these local spots for pre-show food and drinks.
Bring something you baked, canned, pickled, foraged, grew or otherwise created for delicious consumption, and trade it for something new. There will be a potluck appetizer spread (bring something if you can!) to eat while the swap auction goes down.
Where: Free Library Central Branch at 1901 Vine St. 19103
When: November 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free with advance registration
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WHY DOES PHILLY STILL HAVE A THOUSAND PAY PHONES?
Everyone has had a cell phone for at least a decade, but Philadelphia still has 1,042 pay phones in operation, according to the trade association American Public Communications Council (APCC). That number doesn’t include abandoned pay phones, of which Philadelphia likely has dozens. Based on Thomas’ database for Philadelphia, our city once had around 4,700 pay phones. Here’s why.
SOMETIMES THINGS GET WEIRD ON SEPTA. WE WANT YOUR STORIES
Remember that time on the MFL when one passenger asked another why it was called the El. And the dude was like, “I think it’s because it’s shaped like an L.”? Things can get kinda weird on SEPTA. And gross. Maybe you saw some barf. Maybe you barfed. We want to hear about your awkward SEPTA encounters.