Newsletter for Thursday, July 14
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
There were two rallies held in support of police yesterday. Here’s a photo from the one held in Mayfair. (Instagram via @northeasttimes.)
YEP, THE STATE HAS GOT A BUDGET
The PA budget’s revenue package, which had been the source of much debate in the legislature, passed in both the House and Senate yesterday. Gov. Wolf quickly accepted and signed the budget last evening into law. The new budget is projected to bring in $750 million in new taxes, primarily through a $1 increase to the pre-existing cigarette tax.
BARS CAN STAY OPEN PAST 2 AM DURING THE DNC
We may be young, but we’re ready. In the new budget’s fiscal code is a loophole to allow bars to serve after the regularly mandated 2 am closing time. To keep the party going, establishments must apply for a $5,000 special permit. Here’s more details on how this will work and when this waiver will expire exactly.
GROUNDED OWL: WHAT BROUGHT TEMPLE’S NEIL THEOBALD DOWN?
In a move that turned heads across the city and its vaunted alumni network, Temple’s Board of Trustees has offered President Neil Theobald the chance to resign, issued a vote of “no confidence” in their $450,000-per-year leader Tuesday and announced their intention to fire him. Temple leaders are still grappling with the stunning development. Provost Hai-Lung Dai had just been removed by Theobald in a three-paragraph email the same day news broke that the school faced a $22 million budgetary shortfall in order to fund financial aid and scholarships for students. So how’d we get here? And what’s next? Here’s a look at Theobald’s brief, stormy tenure.
|What||Celebrate the storming of the Bastille the way the French would want: With lots of food and drink. Look for kegs of wine and housemade sausages, plus a DJ spinning beats.|
|Where||The Good King Tavern at 614 S. 7th St. 19147|
|When||July 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
BILLY PENN LIKES
DEAR DAILY NEWS: IT’S MORE ABOUT BASEBALL AND LESS ABOUT NEW MEDIA
Dick Jerardi, the venerable Daily News sports scribe, penned a column to suggest modern media has killed the MLB All-Star game. Jerardi prefers the era of his youth, when you couldn’t see the best players in the game every night but that made the midsummer exhibition game that much more special. “There is nothing left to the imagination,” Jerardi wrote. We wrote about why his anti-new media stance is so, so wrong.
NEW LATIN-AMERICAN BYOB COMING TO SOUTH PHILLY
Will a menu of seasonally-changing Latin American street food plus bespoke cocktail recipes be enough to draw Center City crowds to a South Philly BYOB? La Mula Terca co-owners Israel Nocelo and Arturo Lorenzo are counting on it. Their confidence is obvious in the translation of their restaurant’s name — the Stubborn Mule — and it’s also well-founded. And OK, yeah, there’ll be tacos. But that’s kinda not the point.