In September, Governing magazine produced the headline of the year when it announced, “To Wipe Out Corruption, Look to Philadelphia.” Good one, guys. In terms of serious allegations against pols, it was a year like every other. Here’s your annual reminder Philly politics have a long way to go before they’re clean.
It's going to be cold today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And every day for the rest of the year. And the first few days of 2018. Over the next 10 days in Philly, the high isn't expected to get past 29 degrees, with the low each night around 11. It's a cold spell the area hasn't felt in nearly 15 years, so if you got new socks or gloves for the holidays, think about doubling up.
Philly is one of three cities to file a federal lawsuit against the United States Department of Defense for failing to consistently report convictions to a federal database that is checked before firearms purchases. Per CNN, Philly, San Francisco and New York are asking a federal judge based in Alexandria, Virginia, "as an independent' authority, to compel compliance with the reporting requirement and to establish a timetable for compliance." Here's a look at the full complaint.
As part of the 29th annual Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program, the Philadelphia Streets Department wants you to please not trash that fir you so carefully decorated after it was chopped down. Per Streets, recycling Christmas trees cuts down on the major additional waste that goes through the city systems around the holidays. Make sure all your ornaments are off and don't burn the tree in your fireplace! Here are locations and times you can drop off your tree.
This Wash West musical instrument store is hosting its first-ever live show. Neo-folk/rock artist Dan Montgomery will play, accompanied in the second set by Gus Cordovox on accordion and drums. Montgomery promises to play his season-appropriate classic, "I Hate New Year's Eve."
Where: Rustic Music at 259 S. 10th St., 19107
When: December 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Free