Newsletter for Friday, Jan. 22
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
This Mural Arts project at 6th and Snyder in South Philly reminds us to take a daily dose of color; via @phillypublicart on Instagram.
WINTER STORM JONAS IS COMING: WHAT TO KNOW
It’s starting to look like Winter Storm Jonas, AKA the blizzard scheduled to pummel the Mid-Atlantic region this weekend, is a real thing. Mayor Jim Kenney and city officials gathered last night to announce they’re leaning toward instituting a snow emergency as the city could get 10 inches or more of the white stuff. That means move your car and break out the shovels. Here’s everything you need to know from streets to sidewalks to SEPTA.
PHILLY NOW RECOGNIZES TWO MUSLIM HOLIDAYS
Thursday was City Council’s first session of the year (except for the mayor’s inauguration), and it turned into legislation-palooza as council members introduced dozens of new bills and resolutions. After Council approved the formal recognition of the final season of “Downton Abbey,” (?) it green-lit a resolution introduced by Curtis Jones Jr. that allows for the city to add two Muslim holidays to its official calendar. Newsworks has a breakdown of the legislation that was introduced Thursday.
|What||Jennifer Nettles, who fronts the super-poppy country act, is headlining CMT's Next Women of Country tour along with Brandy Clark, Lindsay Ell, Tara Thompson.|
|Where||The Tower Theater at S. 69th Street, Upper Darby|
|When||January 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm|
|How much||From $45|
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IT LOOKS LIKE THE EAGLES ARE RIPPING TEMPLE OFF
Philadelphia’s NFL team has plenty to do with Temple’s stadium dreams, largely because the Eagles are making it financially irresponsible for Temple to continue using Lincoln Financial Field. This is something Mayor Jim Kenney brought up last month when he said the Eagles were frustrating him because of their relationship with Temple. “They are not … as community-committed as the Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers are,” he said. The Eagles received public funding from the state and the city. Now the team is charging way more than the going rate for Temple, a publicly-funded university, to use the Linc a few times a year. Here’s how it works.
HOW DELEGATES GET TO THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
The DNC is six months away, but planning is well underway for who will fill up the Wells Fargo Center in July. Besides politicians, A-list celebrities and a helluva security detail, the convention will be filled with another group of people: delegates.These are the people who attend the convention representing each state in the union and essentially vote for who the nominee for president will be. Usually this falls in line with the winner of the various primaries and caucuses. But it’s a complicated process to decide who actually gets to go to the convention to represent the party and it varies from state-to-state. We broke it down.