It's been months since the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and the School District of Philadelphia have discussed a contract. And it's been three years since the teachers even had a contract. That latter point is why PFT President Jerry Jordan says he won't run a new offer from the district by his members. The $100 million proposal, detailed by Inquirer education reporter Kristen Graham, includes experience-based pay increases and bonus incentives, among other things. It does not include retroactive pay for the four years Philly teachers have worked without a raise. Jordan says no dice.
Getting a vote recount for a presidential race in Pennsylvania is not exactly simple. But Green Party candidate Jill Stein is moving ahead with her plan, and she has the cash and the volunteers to make it happen. The Pa. GOP, meanwhile, is calling this a conspiracy and claiming Stein is in cahoots with the Clinton campaign. The recounting process could be in motion by the end of today. Here's what you need to know.
While the city shifts its focus to South Philly tonight for the Eagles’ crucial game against the Packers on Monday Night Football, the WFC was the center of Philly’s sports universe on Sunday. Early in the day, Joel Embiid and the Sixers hosted LeBron James and the reigning-champion Cleveland Cavaliers. The Sixers held a lead most of the game, but were overtaken in the fourth by James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, who combined for 90 points in the 112-108 Cavs win. Embiid led the Sixers with 22 points, again exceeding his 24-minute restriction. With the court pulled up, the Flyers took the ice at home last night, beating Calgary 5-3 in netminder Anthony Stolarz’s long-awaited first career start.
|What||Spirit of Philadelphia is hosting Philadelphia themed First Friday dinner cruises. Enjoy a delicious buffet menu featuring a build your own cheesesteak station, a free Yards beer or glass of wine for each guest over 21, DJ entertainment, and of course, unbeatable views of the Philadelphia skyline. Cruises start April 7th and continue every First Friday of the year.|
|Where||Spirit of Philadelphia at 401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106|
|When||April 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm|
|How much||From $66.90 per adult / $39.95 per child age 3-12|
|What||If you're interested in what we can do to fix Philly's public school system, attend this open hearing, where City Council Committees on Children and Youth and Education will examine the alarmingly high levels of teacher vacancies and low teacher retention.|
|Where||Philadelphia City Hall at 1 Penn Square|
|When||November 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm|
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Still feeling that election hangover? Burdened by the fact that you have yet to purchase a single gift for the holidays? Feeling a little salty that your neighbor already has their spot-saving chair in the street? We suggest a little TLC. In the form of food. From mini splurges to classic values and hot new favorites to traditional hits, here’s a 21-step program for self-medicating your way through the 2016 holiday season.
Even if you've been grinching on everyone else's early Christmas, there's no denying we are now officially in the holiday season. Temps are in the 50s today, so if you're having trouble getting in the spirit, hit up these blocks known for their lights. The 4200-block of Greeby Street in Tacony goes absolutely nuts every year. South Philly has a "Miracle on 13th Street," and Mayfair holds a decorating contest. If these lights don't fill you with joy, nothing can.