More snow? MORE SNOW?!?! Maybe. It will be cold for the AM commute this St. Paddy's Day, then warm up to almost 40 before getting cold again late. It should be dry, but according to Dark Sky, there is a chance of precipitation starting around 2 a.m., with temps near freezing. Party safe, and get home safer.
The Congressional Budget Office released a report on the American Health Care Act this week, coming to the conclusion it would significantly reduce the number of insured people across the country. And in Pennsylvania, it could be worse, with the uninsured population possibly doubling by 2026. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said, "If you were to describe a health care plan that's absolutely disastrous for Pennsylvania it would be that." Check out the effects Trumpcare would have on PA as it is currently written.
Villanova looked bad — 5-for-20 from the field and 1-for-9 from three bad — in the first half of Thursday's NCAA Tournament opener against No. 16-seed Mt. St. Mary's, making many locals, including our bracket experts, a little nervous. Maybe Jay Wright secretly replaced his All-Americans with team managers or something, because Nova trailed 7-0 to start the game and needed a bucket before the buzzer to take a meager 30-29 lead into the break. The real Nova showed up in the second half, though, hitting 60 percent of their shots to blowout The Mount by 20 points. Up next: Wisconsin, set to tip at approximately 2:40 p.m. Saturday on CBS.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is defending himself from criticism that he reversed his stance on the individuals who have been deemed “juvenile lifers” in the criminal justice system. He says he didn’t change his stance that these individuals should be offered the possibility of parole, even though his office recently made the decision to recommend a life without parole sentence to three juvenile lifers whose cases are under review. So did he flip or not? We put it to the PolitiFact test.
|What||Catch the biggest fight of the year: Mayweather vs. McGregor LIVE on Punch Line Philly's big screen Saturday, August 26! Enjoy unbeatable food and drink specials in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Ticket prices: GA seated $35, VIP $55, GA standing room only at Callback Bar $25.|
|Where||Punch Line Philly at 33 E Laurel St|
|When||August 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm to August 27, 2017 at 12:00 am|
|How much||$25 - $55|
|What||Do you know who Black Caesar is? Did you know that Meteor Man almost won a Saturn Award for Best Sci-Fi film, but lost to Jurassic Park? Did you know that Vin Diesel is black? Hosts Yvonne Anderson, James B. Knight and Marcely Jean-Pierre have been hosting a series of discussions about black actors and comedians. This one will focus around “Leprechaun In The Hood” Starring Ice-T, because St. Patrick's Day.|
|Where||The Adrienne Theatre Second Stage at 2030 Sansom St., 2nd Fl. 19103|
|When||March 17, 2017 at 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you're going to celebrate, probably pay attention to this guide because not all Philly Irish bars are equal. On one end of the spectrum, you have Fergie’s, the Philadelphia staple known for its craft beer selection and laid back atmosphere. On the flip side, you have Plough & The Stars, which at night morphs into a dance club and, uh, doesn’t feel all that Irish. So where should you take your St. Paddy’s party? We broke down 10 Center City contenders, describing the atmosphere and how they differ — if at all — from your typical Irish joint. But before you head out, grab your ticket to our big party April 26 at North Bowl. Use discount code IRISH today only to get $10 off.
Philly might be covered in snow and ice, but people are packing into the Flower Show and we're just days away from spring. Many Center City florists said they rely on area farms in the summer, but through distributors like South Jersey firm Delaware Valley Floral Group, their shops stay colorful through the year with flowers from around the world. Here’s how five Philly florists stay stocked in the winter.