Newsletter for Wednesday, June 1
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
What Philly looks like…from the Trump National Golf Club in South Jersey (Instagram via @silverimagephotos).
DIABETES IN PHILLY: HOW THIS ‘REGRESSIVE’ DISEASE HITS OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
Philadelphia has an adult diabetes problem that has grown more severe in recent years and is significantly worse than in America’s other largest cities. The people affected by the disease are disproportionately poor and minority. They’re also more likely to drink soda and sugar-sweetened juices and teas. It’s a debate in the news because of Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposed soda tax — here’s a look at how the disease is impacting the city.
WOMAN STRUCK AND KILLED BY UBER DRIVER
A woman walking onto the street between two parked cars near 22nd and Cecil B. Moore was hit and killed by an Uber driver last night. Police say she stepped in front of the Uber vehicle, a 2016 Honda, after leaving a delicatessen. The crash is still being investigated, but police are calling it a “tragic accident.”
The org that brought Philly its first pop-up beer garden is back with two locations. This one opens first, with food and drink from Khyber Pass Pub. New this year: sign up as a member in advance instead of at the door.
Where: PHS Pop-Up Garden South Street at 15th & South streets
When: June 1, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
EVENT SPONSORED BY USCPRD.COM
This is the only time to get involved in the fastest growing industry in America with little or no experience. US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development is hosting one-day seminars on everything you need to know about the Pennsylvania medical marijuana system. Get into it now!
Where: June 4th @ Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 1201 Market Street (Philly) and June 5th @ Marriott West at 111 Crawford Ave (Conshy) Both days run 9:30am-4pm
When: June 4, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $350 per ticket
BILLY PENN LIKES
CITY COUNCIL SIDE JOBS: THE (LEGAL) WAYS OUR ELECTEDS SUPPLEMENT CITY PAY
The salaries of Philadelphia City Council members are among the highest in the nation. At about $130,000 a year, 17 council members are bringing in more than $2 million a year in salaries combined. For some members of council though, this well-paying full-time job isn’t their only source of income. We looked at how our City Council members are supplementing the public pay they’re earning. Here’s what we found.
WANTED: PHOTOS OF YOUR PHILLY TATTOOS
Maybe you have a small Philadelphia skyline inked on your foot. Maybe you have a massive Eagles-themed tat covering your entire back. We want to see them both. Billy Penn is in the process of finding and ranking some of the best Philadelphia-themed tattoos out there, and we want to see yours and the ones your friends have. Even if your friend is this guy who has a high-def painting-esque tat of Brian Dawkins covering his entire arm or this person who’s entire body is colorful ink of some of the most iconic Philly things. Here’s how to get them to us.