Newsletter for Monday, Aug. 8
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
City of Philadelphia: Don’t tap the fire hydrants. Kids of Philadelphia: Uh, sure. (Instagram via @chuckseye.)
10 SHOT IN VIOLENT PHILLY WEEKEND
Two people are dead and eight more are injured after a spate of weekend violence that touched several Philadelphia neighborhoods. The shootings took place in Kensington, Old City and North, West and Southwest Philly, as the Daily News reported, and no arrests had been made as of Sunday night. The shootings took place in just a five-hour span.
KATHLEEN KANE’S TRIAL BEGINS TODAY
In just a few short years, Kathleen Kane has gone from Pennsylvania’s first elected woman attorney general to Pa.’s first elected woman attorney general to go to trial. She’s charged with perjury and leaking information to the media. Several of her spokespeople have quit, and many of her former employees are suing her. Kane announced earlier this year she doesn’t plan to seek re-election. Click “follow this” to get email alerts with important trial updates.
WHAT DO THE JOHNNY DOC FBI RAIDS MEAN FOR JIM KENNEY?
Because of the assertion of an anonymous source in the middle of a story in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Mayor Jim Kenney is tied to last week’s images of the FBI raiding union boss John Dougherty’s home and office. Could that be a blow to the freshman mayor from South Philly after, by most accounts, a successful first seven months in office? There’s a lot to unpack here, and Johnny Doc has been investigated before — and cleared. This is the story of campaigns, powerful unions and the future of Philadelphia politics.
Renowned NYC-based saxophonist Daniel Bennett will be backed up by guitar and drums in an hourlong show on the library's ground floor.
Where: Philadelphia City Institute Free Library at 1905 Locust St. 19103
When: August 8, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
How much: Free
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THERE’S AN AIRPLANE-SHAPED POOL IN SOUTH JERSEY BECAUSE WHY NOT?
Philly might be known for its public pools, but Jersey has one shaped like an airplane and you can swim in it for $10. Welcome to the Flying W, a resort based around a private airport in Burlington, County. But there’s way more to do than swim (and fly). This place has cafes, a tiki bar and a beach club. Summer’s not over yet. Here’s what you should know before you plan your trip to the plane pool.
OBAMA ROCKED OUT TO EMINEM BEFORE HIS DNC SPEECH
We know this thanks to Vine user Becca, who posted this short video over the weekend of POTUS listening to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” before heading onstage for the DNC. Yes, this is video of the President. Of. The. United. States. jamming to your favorite rapper from 2002.