Whichever city wins the Jeff Bezos sweepstakes will probably needs to ensure Amazon reaps benefits most other businesses don’t. How could that look in Philadelphia? The city and state gave fellow tech company Comcast tens of millions of dollars in incentives for its two new buildings downtown, but Amazon will likely command more, given the national competition, our high local and state taxes and the budget crisis. Here are the reasons why Philly would have to give up more than many other cities to lure Amazon here.
With an on-campus football stadium back on the table at Temple, students and North Philadelphia residents saw Tuesday afternoon's board of trustees meeting as the perfect time for a rally. They came prepared with fliers about the trustees — including the chair's ties to Bill Cosby's legal case — and demanded accountability from the university. Check out photos from the rally.
If you want to see a glimpse into the future for the Sixers, it'll happen tonight when Joel Embiid — fresh off inking his 5-year $148-million extension — takes the floor for the first time this preseason, making tonight the first time both Embiid and Ben Simmons will play in a game together. Reports are that Markelle Fultz won't be playing as he nurses a sore shoulder, so still the full picture of what "The Process" will be has to wait. But Simmons and Embiid together will be something to behold. Clap your hands, everybody.
Is there a better time to be involved in Philadelphia politics than right now? Change is afoot in Philly politics, with a new generation positioned to make moves. And we'd like to recognize many of them. In our November edition of Who’s Next, we’ll be highlighting the young people (under the age of 40) making a difference in Philadelphia through politics. Maybe they’re a key staff member for someone in City Hall or Harrisburg. Perhaps they run successful campaigns. We're looking for the best and brightest involved in politics in any way. Fill out this form by Oct. 20 to nominate someone making a difference in the city's political landscape.
Get ready for crowds having way too much fun and eating too much good food. The Yè Shì night market draws more than 20,000 people to the streets of Chinatown, where more than 50 food, drink and craft vendors will set up beside live musical performances from the local community.
Where: Philly Chinatown at 10th & Arch St. 19107
When: October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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Denise Gause never went to culinary school. But she owns one of the best-known bakeries in Philadelphia. “We probably were here about 15 years or so before I really realized [we had something]," she told Billy Penn in a June 2016 interview, just a few weeks after the bakery reopened following a devastating fire. Denise's Delicacies celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. Here's the story of how a small bakery at 22nd and Cambria became a citywide success.
Speaking of anniversaries... It's been 87 years since pro hockey came to Philadelphia. Nope, not the Flyers, who lost 6-5 last night in a heartbreaker in Nashville. This week marks the anniversary of the founding of the Philadelphia Quakers (not the University of Pennsylvania Quakers, but yes, that created lots of confusion). True to Philadelphia sports team form, the Quakers were total losers, winning just four of 40 games before being shut down. Get all the details here on Philly's first foray into the NHL.