SOUTH PHILLY TEENAGER WANTED FOR RITTENHOUSE SQUARE ROBBERY
Philadelphia Police announced last night they’ve issued an arrest warrant for a 17-year-old in connection with the shooting that took place in the park Tuesday. Philly.com reports the South Philly teen was attempting to rob a couple he is familiar with when an unidentified 39-year-old man intervened and the teen shot him five times. The shooting victim is in stable condition, but the teenage suspect hasn’t yet been located. His parents are cooperating. But this isn’t a Rittenhouse story. In the week of Oct. 3 – Oct. 9 (the most recent period avavilable), there were 287 violent crimes reported across the city.
RACE ISSUES AT CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE GO FAR BEYOND A STUDENT PLAY
In 2014, the undergraduate student body at Chestnut Hill College was about 35 percent black, according to federal data — up from 11 percent in 1994. Leadership at the college, though, remains overwhelmingly white. Many say that underlying issue is what led to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission charging the college with racial discrimination after a black student was expelled for allegedly stealing proceeds from a play he directed on campus. This is the story of how a play at Chestnut Hill College will likely end up in court.
PHILLY POLITICS EXPLAINED BY YOUR FAVORITE CHILDHOOD BOARD GAME
Philadelphia politics can get complicated. What better way to un-complicate things than by explaining the way things work through a children’s game? That’s why Billy Penn created Philadelphia Candidate Land, our adult answer to Candy Land that we’ve filled up with the city’s most influential leaders and some of the many shenanigans they’ve encountered over the years. You can get ahead by winning a special election, fall behind by getting punched in the face by a union boss and encounter some powerful pols along the way. This game is very real and you can play it Nov. 8.
THE TWO MOST PROMINENT SIXERS WATCHED THE DEBATE AND HAD SOME THOUGHTS ON TRUMP
Pro athletes! They’re just like us! Sixers players Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons watched and tweeted the debate last night just like the rest of America (because all your fave network shows were repeats thanks to Hillary and Donald). Things got — funny? real? — when Simmons tweeted “I can’t listen to this guy” and Embiid retweeted to say his teammate would be deported if Trump wins. Simmons is an Australian (with dual U.S. citizenship, he pointed out), and Embiid is from Cameroon. And what else are the Sixers supposed to do on off nights?
Electoral Dysfunction, New York's premiere political comedy show comes to the City of Brotherly Love for a night of politics, issues, comedy and yelling!
Where: PHIT Comedy Second Stage at 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia PA
When: October 22, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.
How much: $10.00
It's been two years since then-Councilman now-Mayor Jim Kenney's marijuana decriminalization passed. Join the celebration by bringing your own (less than 30 grams). Yes, there will be free munchies.
Where: Art Museum steps at 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19130
When: October 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free
BILLY PENN LIKES
MILTON STREET IS DRIVING FOR UBER BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
What if you got into an Uber and realized “Tom,” your driver, is actually T. Milton Street. Yes, the former Pa. senator and Philly mayoral candidate is really driving for Uber. But there is so much more to this story the Philly Voice reported. Because the woman who discovered Milton Behind the wheel is a former Sam Katz spokesperson. Yes, the same Sam Katz who lost the mayoral election in 2003 to Milton’s brother, John Street. This might be the most Philly story ever.
THIS PHILLY DJ PLAYS NOTHING BUT VINYL
Dance to music from the ’50s and ’60s tonight at The Dolphin for no cover. DJ David Atlas will lug a case of 45s that weighs maybe 50 pounds into the bar so everyone can rock out at the monthly Nitty Gritty party. Yes, Atlas loves vinyl that much. Meet the man behind tonight’s dance party and see his collection.