National economists, city officials and business leaders think Philadelphia is well-positioned to make a serious case to bring Amazon and its coveted second headquarters to the region. Why? College students. Much has been said about potential locations, Philadelphia’s proximity to other urban centers on the East Coast and its relative affordability that might make it a top contender for Amazon Part Deux. Now the question for the Greater Philadelphia area is: Do we have the talent pool to sustain a company like Amazon? And, on the flip side, what would that job creation mean for a city that’s struggled to retain its college graduates?
The city is hosting a Narcan training session Wednesday to teach people how to administer the overdose antidote, and there's still time to register. More than 200 people received training last year in similar free sessions — all part of the citywide effort to decrease the number of opioid-related deaths. Wondering if you should get training like this, and where you can get Narcan? Visit our Philly Narcan FAQ.
Doug Pederson's return to Kansas City. Andy Reid hosting his former Eagles team. Jason and Travis Kelce facing off and their mom wearing a custom jersey for the occasion. There was a lot going on Sunday. The Eagles actually played rather well too, losing 27-20 to a good Chiefs team. The Birds had themselves in position to steal a win, until then the wheels fell off. We break down the play(s) that cost the Eagles the game and hear from Pederson and Carson Wentz on what happened.
It's National Cheeseburger Day today, and this is one made-up food holiday worth celebrating. First, because the cheeseburger is basically America's tastiest invention. Second, because even though you can shell out $18 for one, you really don't have to. You don't even have to visit a chain to get a good value: Here's 10 great cheeseburgers in Philly for $10 or less.
|What||The Anderson Street Project hosts an all-star panel of top Philly party masters. Expect to hear from King Britt, DJ Royale, Lee Jones, Diamond Kuts and Matthew Law on how the nightlife scene is changing as the city evolves.|
|Where||South Kitchen & Jazz Bar at 600 N. Broad St. 19130|
|When||September 19, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm|
|How much||Free with RSVP|
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It's been 30 years since Philadelphia installed its Vietnam War memorial at Penn's Landing and veterans and loved ones of those still missing gathered at the wall over the weekend. Of the nearly 700 soldiers named on the memorial, 10 are still missing. NewsWorks has photos from the tribute ceremony.
Whatever your thoughts on M. Night Shyamalan movies, you gotta admit the dude loves Philly. He's back in town to shoot his latest film, "Glass." It's the sequel to both "Unbreakable" and "Split" — two fan favorites. More exciting for our celebrity-starved city? He's bringing A-listers with him. Keep an eye out this week for stars like Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy.