As cleanup at the desecrated Mount Carmel Cemetery in Wissinoming continues, a nearby synagogue in Tacony was vandalized again this weekend, police said Monday. Temple Menorah Kenseth Chai Synagogue had a "baseball-sized rock" thrown through a window — the third time since December — the latest in a series of anti-Semitic acts in the area.
It's officially Immigrant Business Week in Philadelphia, and the city has set up a series of events to recognize the contributions of the local immigrant community and provide resources for immigrant entrepreneurs. The formal effort is part of a national campaign spearheaded by a coalition called the New American Economy, but there's also another reason for it: Like the grassroots “Day Without Immigrants,” it highlights immigrants’ positive impact on society in the face of Trump administration policies that demonize them. Today's event: bilingual classes at the Mayfair CDC.
The threats against sanctuary cities just keep coming. This time, it was U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions saying the Department of Justice wouldn't give grants to cities that don't fully cooperate with immigration officials. The policy would continue a similar initiative started under the Obama administration. If Sessions' threat becomes reality, here's how much Philly could lose.
At times, it hasn’t been 100 percent clear to vendors and shoppers what’s covered under Philadelphia’s sugary drinks tax. Look no further than that time ShopRite taxed hot sauce in January. But a high-ranking PepsiCo employee should probably know what's taxed, right? Well, it didn't seem that way when an anti-tax group distributed a recording of her saying water and unsweetened beverages fell under the tax. Only, as our PolitiFact check shows, she didn't. Her audio had been incorrectly altered by Ax The Bev Tax.
420-forward California brewery Lagunitas is a sponsor for this celebration of all things weed. Shop local hemp products, check out artwork inspired by pot, bowl, eat, drink, groove to tunes from the DJ and chat with Philly marijuana reform activists about what's next in Philly and Pennsylvania.
Where: North Bowl at 909 N. 2nd St. 19123
When: March 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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The jury's still out on whether the Phillies will actually be worth watching this year. But at least you can get your food faster! A "Zoom Food" stand at Citizens Bank Park will let you order and pay for your food at a kiosk, then go pick it up at a window. We're almost at the point where the $9 Miller Lites will start pouring themselves! Philly.com has a rundown of other culinary happenings at CBP this year, including a Primo's in Ashburn Alley.
Sorry, Aunt Sylvia, your plus-one from water aerobics can't come to the wedding anymore because Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks just RSVP'd yes! Brooks, a Miami (OH) grad, was invited to the wedding of Geoffrey Lane and Marni Goldberg, two people he had never met before. But they were also Miami (OH) grads, and wrote him a nice letter, so he drove to Ohio and showed up at the wedding. He even went to the ceremony, then hung out and took pictures with the guests and the (very) happy couple. Lane said, "I asked him, 'Why the hell did you decide to drive all the way up here to come to a stranger's wedding?'" "Because you invited me."