No. 23-ranked Temple was down 24 points in the first half of Tuesday's Military Bowl against Wake Forest, but the Owls somehow managed to find their way back in the game in the second half -- and yet it wasn't enough. Temple ended up losing to the Demon Deacons, 34-26, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. While the Owls were playing without head coach Matt Rhule, who took the Baylor head coaching job, one player put the loss this way, according to The Inquirer: "In the first half, we just didn't come to fight." Temple ended the season 10-4 for the second year in a row (just one win away from a school record) and were this year's American Athletic Conference champions.
Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration recently released a report stuffed with the good news that happened during his first year in office. The report first discusses crime, consistently one of the biggest concerns for Philadelphians who flirt with leaving the city. It says: “While many urban areas across the country saw a sharp increase in crime over the last year, the Philadelphia Police Department successfully lowered part one crimes and increased drug seizures.” So what’s part one crime, and did Philly’s part one crime rate drop? We checked the fact.
It’s been a banner year for weed in the Keystone State. After a years-long back-and-forth in Harrisburg, medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is finally legal. However, there aren’t yet any public signs of this, and it’ll be some time before medical marijuana patients can actually be prescribed cannabis for consumption. Still, let’s not underestimate our lawmakers actually getting something done. Progress is progress. Here’s a look at the past 12 months of legal activity around marijuana in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia — and what to expect in 2017.
|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||From the folks that bring you Center City District Sips, enjoy this winter edition in the Rothman Institute Orthopaedics Cabin with $5 cocktails from Jim Beam, $4 wine and $3 Sam Adams Philly-brand beers, along with specially-priced food items from the Dilworth Park Air Grille.|
|Where||Dilworth Park at 1 S. 15th St.|
|When||December 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm|
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Philadelphia native Vera Rubin died Sunday at age 88 after a lifetime of achievement in astrophysics, not the least of which was her pioneering discovery: The first evidence of dark matter. While the concept of dark matter -- or invisible mass that creates gravity -- was first proposed in 1933, Rubin's team found the first evidence of it when she found that stars at the edge of a galaxy traveled at the same speed as ones at the core. Today, experts know 90 percent of the universe is made up of dark matter. Read PBS' obituary for Rubin, which also delves into her ardent feminism and calls for gender equity in science.
It's a little late to be getting ready for New Year's Eve -- but we know many of us aren't great at planning these things, especially during the hectic holidays. Lucky for you, we have a list of dozens of NYE events in Philly to choose from, ranging from raging parties to kid-friendly events to swanky dinners. If you can't find something to do on this extensive list, you might just be SOL.