Newsletter for Tuesday, Nov. 17
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Crazy clouds behind the Cira Centre on the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk; photo via @ashleyerincorbett on Instagram.
GOVERNORS OF PA, DE OK WITH SYRIAN REFUGEES
A bunch of Republican governors around the U.S. said Monday that they didn’t want Syrian refugees in their states, citing safety concerns after the Paris attacks. Among them: New Jersey Governor (and badly-trailing-in-the-polls GOP Presidential candidate) Chris Christie, who told conservative Hugh Hewitt’s radio audience he didn’t even want infants from Syria in the Garden State. Not among them: The Democratic governors of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Both Tom Wolf and Jack Markell agreed to keep working with the federal government to provide asylum for people fleeing wartime conditions in their home country of Syria.
NEWBORN BODIES FOUND IN KENSINGTON WERE ‘MEDICAL SPECIMENS’
The city Medical Examiner’s Office took a look at the pair of newborn bodies discovered in an alley in Kensington over the weekend. Their ruling: The bodies were preserved in formaldehyde, like specimens you’d find in a hospital or a museum. The alley, on the 1800 block of North Palethorp Street, is routinely used by neighbors to dump garbage, according to The Inquirer. But questions remain: Who dumped these bodies, and why?
What's better than going to Europe? Going to Europe with beer expert Tom Peters (of Monk's Cafe) and the whole Philly Beer Week crew. One lucky raffle winner will find out their January has just been made awesome at the drawing on Tuesday night — they'll get to tag along with sightseeing and a visit to a brewery to make the official PBW collab brew.
Where: City Tap House Logan at 2 Logan Sq.
When: November 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: $5 for a raffle ticket; food and drink pay as you go
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THE NSFW FAN RESPONSE TO PHILLY’S WOMEN SPORTSCASTERS
What’s it like for people like Sarah Baicker, who covers sports for Comcast SportsNet? Or Ashley Fox, who covers the Eagles for ESPN? A few of the greatest hits: Fans pulling the “woman” card when they disagree with a reporter, or making sexualized comments about women who appear on TV. Some of the women we spoke to for this story have been called the c-word on Twitter on many occasions. They’ve been castigated for their appearance. Two women we spoke to dealt with a man tweeting at them consistently about their shoes because of an apparent foot fetish. It’s fairly NSFW.
THE DAILY NEWS’ CITY EDITOR IS BATTLING BRAIN CANCER
Gar Joseph has worked at the Daily News since 1981. He’s ridden out ownership changes and worked with reporters on the way to a Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism. But he’s out these days, fighting stage IV brain cancer. Here’s his story.