Newsletter for Thursday, May 26
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Sudden summer weather calls for chillaxing like this. (Instagram via @phillystory. )
PENN STATE WILL GIVE FRESHMEN AT LEAST 10K OFF IF THEY PICK A REGIONAL CAMPUS
Penn State is expecting 8,600 freshmen at its Main Campus this coming academic year, more than it ever has. So, the university is looking for ways to manage those numbers some: It’s offering a big-time discount to freshmen willing to attend another campus at first, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. In-state students can receive $10,000 or $15,000 depending on the one they pick. That’s around 30 percent off tuition and expenses, at least.
PHILLY COPS AND THEIR TASERS: HOW OFTEN ARE THEY USED HERE?
The national conversation surrounding use of force by cops has largely been about guns. But last year, about 50 people nationwide died as a result of an incident when police used a Taser. Those deaths raise questions about excessive and improper use of the stun guns— whether police should use them against people with mental illness or deploy them too many times against the same person. So how often are they used here? We looked into it.
WHY TOM WOLF’S DEP SECRETARY HAD TO QUIT AFTER HE HIT ‘SEND’
Now-former Department of Environmental Protection secretary John Quigley resigned after cursing out state environmental groups in a private email, asking them to step up their efforts as he pushed for stricter oil and gas regulations: “Do you really think staying on your moratorium hobby horse does anything to advance the cause of protecting the environment and public health?” But here’s the question: Was he just doing his job?
Bring a blanket and your favorite summer drink for the Pairing on the Parkway event with live music from April Fool Child. Chaddsford Winery will be there, Logan Square Cafe will have a special menu and the Children's Discovery Garden will be open late.
Where: Sister Cities Park at 210 N. 18th St. 19103
When: May 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
EVENT SPONSORED BY USCPRD.COM
This is the only time to get involved in the fastest growing industry in America with little or no experience. US Cannabis Pharmaceutical Research and Development is hosting one-day seminars on everything you need to know about the Pennsylvania medical marijuana system. Get into it now!
Where: June 4th @ Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 1201 Market Street (Philly) and June 5th @ Marriott West at 111 Crawford Ave (Conshy) Both days run 9:30am-4pm
When: June 4, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $350 per ticket
BILLY PENN LIKES
THE CASE FOR KEEPING RYAN HOWARD IN A PHILLIES UNIFORM
This May, Ryan Howard, the former slugger turned, well, slug has just five hits—three homers, a double and now a single—in 18 games. Howard is batting .096 in 52 at bats. His slugging percentage this month is a paltry .288. On the plus side, his five walks nearly double his on base percentage. To .172. Howard will never again be the Phillies’ everyday first baseman. Even the platoon situation—protecting him against lefties—has failed. But that doesn’t mean the team should release him. For this season, it might mean the opposite.
FISHTOWN IS GETTING A NESHAMINY BREWING CO. LOCATION
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co., which has seen tremendous success since launching its Croydon production brewery in 2012, is taking advantage of a new PLCB rule to open a spot in Philadelphia proper. Here’s where the company is planning its first location inside city limits.