Newsletter for Tuesday, Dec. 23
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Editor’s Note: This is the last Billy Penn Daily for the week; we’ll resume on Monday, after the effects of the eggnog have worn off for everyone.
AFTER FERGUSON, PHILLY POLICE SAY THEIR JOB CHANGED
Being seen as a regular person is more important and tougher than ever for Philadelphia police officers. Ever since the deaths of Mike Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island yielded zero charges for the police who caused them, Philadelphians have taken to the streets in widespread protest. As a result, Philadelphia’s police are looking inward for change — and they’re looking for respect from you, in the wake of these national tragedies.
WHAT IT TAKES TO OPEN A FOOD TRUCK IN PHILLY
Look, you love to cook — and you make a mean burger. But what would it take to get that show on the road? From the paperwork to the gear to scheduling your year, Billy Penn looks at the how-to of starting a kitchen on wheels in Philly.
TO DO: UGLY SWEATER KARAOKE AT THE GASLIGHT
WHAT: Sing Christmas songs in tacky sweaters with cheap drinks
WHERE: The Gaslight, 120 Market Street
WHEN: 9 PM
HOW MUCH: $5 for cocktails like “Elf on the Shelf” and “The Snowball”
BILLY PENN LIKES
2014: 13 MOMENTS IN PHILLY CRIME
Between our city’s allegedly corrupt cops and some criminals’ serious inability to carry out what they’re trying to do, it’s been a strange and memorable year in Philadelphia crime. Social media sleuths helped police investigate a hate crime, police brought home a woman who was viciously kidnapped and Meek Mill went to prison for doing some pretty dumb things. In no particular order, here are 13 of the most memorable crimes of 2014.
ULTIMATE PHILLY THING BRACKET: ELITE 8 EDITION
It has come down to this: Ben Franklin vs. Billy Penn as Best Founding Father. The cheesesteak faces the soft pretzel; Wawa’s opponent is the Reading Terminal Market and the Phillies? The Fightins’ competition is the Mummers. It’s Billy Penn‘s Ultimate Philly Thing bracket, and it’s votin’ time.