Newsletter for Wednesday, Feb. 18
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
A reminder: March 20 is the first day of spring. So think warm thoughts, and have Wildwood dreams… Photo via @moreyspiers on Instagram.
FBI NEEDS ‘SHEER LUCK’ TO SOLVE 10-YEAR-OLD SOUTH STREET MYSTERY
When Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone left a South Street bar 10 years ago Thursday, they left no trace. Not a fingerprint or a hair, not a sighting on a surveillance camera, not even Petrone’s Dodge pickup. The Cherry Hill, N.J. couple just… vanished. Now, investigators with the FBI tell Billy Penn they’re redoubling their efforts on the 10-year-old case as the anniversary draws near. But where do you start when there’s so little to go on?
PHILLY REP FIGHTS FOR 8 YEARS TO CHANGE NAME OF RACIST MOUNTAIN
Pennsylvania’s tallest point has a name that’s so wildly racist, cartographers don’t even bother to put it on the map. They call it Mount Davis, which is technically the summit of the peak. Its real name: Negro Mountain. A Pennsylvania state rep has been trying (unsuccessfully) to change that… for eight years.
TO DO: GO TO THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
WHAT: Free admission at the Franklin Institute
WHERE: 222 N. 20th Street
WHEN: 5-8 PM
HOW MUCH: Free
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2,575 MILES OF ROADS TO PLOW: A PHILLY SNOW DAY BY THE NUMBERS
It seems like your street is always the one that hasn’t been plowed yet. And your neighbor’s sidewalk? He takes days before getting outside and shoveling it. When snow falls, disarray is never far behind. Here are a few numbers that might better help you understand the chaos that follows Philadelphia snow days.
CECIL B. MOORE AVE., ABSALOM JONES WAY: THE PEOPLE BEHIND PHILLY STREET NAMES
In honor of Black History Month, Billy Penn delved into Philly’s black history and the ways the city commemorates important people and places in the community. You probably (read: hopefully) know Martin Luther King Jr. has a Philly street named after him. But we also have streets and landmarks honoring black Philadelphians who left significant marks on the city.