Newsletter for Wednesday, Aug. 17
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KATHLEEN KANE ABRUPTLY RESIGNS; TODAY’S HER LAST DAY
Kathleen Kane has resigned. A day after her conviction in Montgomery County Court on charges of lying to a grand jury about leaking information to the Philadelphia Daily News, Kane announced her departure. She released the following statement: “I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I wish them health and safety in all their days.” The resignation follows the decision of a jury in Norristown, which found Kane guilty on all nine charges of perjury and obstruction she faced. Her trial lasted six days; she called no witnesses in her own defense, and the jury reached its verdict in four and a half hours. Here’s what Governor Tom Wolf says about her departure, and what happens now.
HILLARY IN WEST PHILLY: I’LL ‘TAKE ON THE GUN LOBBY’
West Philly loves Hillary Clinton — and they especially love the Hillary Clinton that’s vowing to “take on the gun lobby.” Hundreds of spectators at a rally at West Philadelphia High School erupted Tuesday when Clinton explained her stance on Second Amendment issues, telling the packed gymnasium that some of her first moves in office if she’s elected would be to fight lobbyists like the National Rifle Association. “That doesn’t mean I want to abolish the Second Amendment,” she said. “That doesn’t mean I want to round up people’s guns. That means I want to keep you from being shot by somebody who shouldn’t have a gun in the first place.” And she brought the house down.
All ages are welcome to this guided tour of the night sky as seen from Drexel's Neighborhood Partnerships Center. Rain date Aug. 24.
Where: Drexel Dornsife Center at 3509 Spring Garden St. 19104
When: August 17, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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WFC: CHASE UTLEY’S MOST MEMORABLE PHILLY MOMENT
Chase Utley returned to CBP last night in grand fashion, hitting two home runs including a grand slam, and getting a curtain call from the Phillies fans. But that wasn’t the most memorable moment for the former Phillies great at the Park. Todd Zolecki at MLB.com has a wonderful recap of the eight greatest moments in Utley’s Wall of Fame-caliber Phillies career, but let’s be honest. There’s one moment — perhaps the defining moment in Citizens Bank Park history — for which Utley will be best, and most fondly, remembered in Philadelphia.
LIKE UBER BUT FOR PARC: UBER’S FOOD DELIVERY APP HITS PHILLY
Uber is launching a new food delivery service called UberEATS today, and hundreds of Philly eateries will be available, including some upscale restaurants not currently available on other popular delivery services Caviar and GrubHub. Chief among these will be Stephen Starr’s popular stable of restaurants. Josh Levine, VP of operations for Starr Restaurant Group, said 13 Starr restaurants will eventually be available on UberEATS, including Parc, El Vez and Fette Sau. Here’s how UberEATS works and how it compares to other delivery services.