Newsletter for Tuesday, Jan. 12
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Tribute to David Bowie on the marquee of the Theater of the Living Arts; photo via @zhooklet on Instagram.
TODAY: THE ‘BEST CHANCE’ FOR SNOW THIS SEASON
It’s been a warm winter, folks. So warm we haven’t seen a flake of snow in the region yet — but the weathercasters in the region are saying today could be the day we do. According to Channel 10, a strong “rising air” is coming through the region this afternoon into the evening, as a cold front heads east to west. If there’s enough moisture in the air, they say, we’ll see snow. But maybe not! Here’s their story.
THIS GROUP IS TRYING TO OVERTHROW THE PFT’S LEADERS
As the issue of schools and funding dominates conversations in City Hall and Harrisburg, the powerful Philadelphia Federation of Teachers union — now headed by President Jerry Jordan — can boast a team of leaders with political connections that range from City Council to the American Federation of Teachers to the White House. Yet a group of teachers from the Caucus of Working Educators, a sub-group of the PFT, has mobilized, running its own slate of leadership candidates after what they call years of failure to engage with the more than 11,000 rank-and-file members of the teachers’ union. Here’s why.
|What||This Ohio brewery's much-acclaimed labels are finally landing in Philly. Join Fat Head's owners and brewmasters at this South Street West bar to give them a solid beer-lovers welcome.|
|Where||The Cambridge at 1508 South St. 19146|
|When||January 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
BILLY PENN LIKES
10 HIGH PROFILE EMPTY PHILLY BUILDINGS
Philadelphia may be in the midst of a well publicized renaissance, but walk just a few blocks even in Center City and you’re bound to spot abandoned buildings. Some of them don’t look like they’re filling up any time soon. Others have been bought by developers, and the process of redevelopment has begun. But the one thing they have in common is that they all stand out. Here are 10 of Philadelphia’s best known empty buildings — and when some might be empty no more.
WATCH: BUDDHIST MONK FIGHTS BACK IN SOUTH PHILLY ROBBERY
It’s about as bizarre as it sounds. The action starts around the 2-minute mark of this video, when an orange-clad monk is feeding dollars into a lottery machine. Then a guy steals his wallet and runs outside. The monk follows.