Donald Trump is vehemently anti-sanctuary city. That’s not all that different from President Barack Obama, whose administration also pushed Philadelphia and cities like it to abandon its sanctuary city policy. However, Trump’s anti-sanctuary city policy goes further. During a speech in Gettysburg at the end of October, Trump promised that on his first day in office on Jan. 20 he will move to cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities. Mayor Jim Kenney has refused to end the city's sanctuary city policy. So what does a Trump presidency mean for Philly?
Since Philadelphia woke up to stunning election results Wednesday morning, there have been at least five instances of Donald Trump-related graffiti — both pro and anti — reported in Philadelphia. They include someone writing "Not My President" on City Hall and another who spray painted swastikas and "Sieg Heil" on an abandoned storefront in South Philly. Here's everything that's been spotted so far.
Tickets are more expensive in Philadelphia than all but a handful of other NFL cities, and the median income of Philly is lower than any of America’s other top 10 largest cities and lower than all but six other NFL cities. Meaning the Eagles have one of the least affordable tickets for average people in city they represent; the city in which the home stadium is located. We did the math. We talked to experts. We scoured for tickets. Most Philadelphians can't afford to watch a game at the Linc.
The Sixers are 0 and 7, losing four of those seven games by fewer than eight points. They fell to the Pacers in overtime on Wednesday without Joel Embiid, but he's playing tonight. Will they win? It may come down to the last few minutes.
The brewpub-plus-family-friendly restaurant collective that's swelled to 12 area locations is celebrating 20 years in biz. Party at all of the outlets with complimentary toast at 5 p.m.
Where: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant at 12 locations around the region
When: November 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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We're post-election and pre-holidays. The perfect time to do something good for your fellow Philadelphians. Groups who work with the underserved didn’t stop for the SEPTA strike or the election or anything else that’s been thrown our way. And they still need your help, whether it’s in the form of volunteering your time, your money, your food or your expertise. Here's how to help.
Literal pro tip: Feeling anxious or afraid is a very reasonable response to the election results. Licensed clinical social worker Damon Constantinides, who created a directory of therapists for Black Lives Matter activists, has some advice for how to process Tuesday's outcome. “I’ve had people talk to me about [how] they feel hated, they feel unimportant, they feel scared for their safety.” Check out his tips if you need support, or want to provide it.