Newsletter for Tuesday, Oct. 6
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
When the sunset does this to buildings in the city, you’ve just got to stop and take a pic; photo via @phillyviewed on Instagram.
MONDESIRE: A ‘GOOD FRIEND AND BAD ENEMY’ WHO UPENDED PHILLY POLITICS
J. Whyatt “Jerry” Mondesire died over the weekend, apparently after a brain aneurysm. He was 65. The longtime Philadelphia politico is described by many as an effective leader, and a guy whose bad side you didn’t want to get on. A representative quote from the current head of the Democratic Party in Philadelphia: “Jerry is a good friend and a bad enemy.” Here’s how he turned into such a political force, and why his name has been in Philadelphia headlines for decades.
THE TOP TWITTER ACCOUNTS THAT GSD IN PHILLY
When you have a problem with something in the city, say a pothole in front of your house or a late trolley in the morning, calling the issue in is certainly a viable option. But sometimes Twitter and its inherent publicity can bring along a faster result. In Philly, there are plenty of accounts you should be following if you’re the type who wants to get stuff done. Without further ado, these are our 11 Philly picks.
The Forbes Under 30 concert, featuring A$AP Rocky, Shawn Mendes, Lindsey Stirling and Hanson.
Where: Festival Pier at Penn's Landing at 601 N Christopher Columbus Blvd
When: October 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Free with code UNDER30
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WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THOSE ANTENNAS IN ROXBOROUGH?
Eight towers stand high above Philly, some of them taller than even the Comcast Tower in Center City. They need to be tall. These towers feature the antennas of almost every FM radio and TV station in Philadelphia. Three smaller towers just to the southwest are for AM radio, and a couple more are even farther southwest, perhaps a mile down the road. Here’s why they’re there.
DRUNK PHILLY: WHERE THE MOST INTOXICATED ARRESTS WERE
Last week, the Philadelphia Police Department released Part II crime data via Open Data Philly, so we can learn the types of “small crimes” that took place between 2012 and 2014. We were particularly interested in the public drunkenness charges — there were more than 1,100 of them over two years — and where they most often took place. And one neighborhood earned more than 22 percent of those.