Newsletter for Monday, Oct. 10
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Union rat hanging at Outfest 2016 (Instagram via @angryalan)
YOUNG TEACHERS ARE LEAVING PHILLY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BECAUSE MONEY
Philadelphia public school teachers have not had a contract for three years, and haven’t seen a raise in four. That’s especially rough on young teachers, because it means fourth-year instructors are still receiving a first-year salary. As the Inquirer reported over the weekend, teachers are supplementing their incomes with bartending and nanny gigs — and some are leaving altogether. Superintendent William Hite said Philly could become a “recruiting ground” for other districts. Contract negotiations between the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and the district stopped in June.
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION PROTESTORS INTERRUPT PHILLY’S PRIDE FLAG CEREMONY
When Jim Kenney raised the city’s Pride flag Sunday, he did so indoors and amid shouts from protestors. The seventh annual LGBTQ ceremony took place during heavy rain and mounting tension in the community following multiple racial discrimination incidents in the Gayborhood and calls for the city’s LGBT liaison to resign. Kenney issued a statement after the ceremony that read, in part: “Discrimination in the Gayborhood and across the city is not something that one person or one office can be expected to solve on its own.”
Six Fishtown businesses, including Honeygrow, City Fitness, Evil Genius and JDT International will talk about how they're collaborating with Urban Roots and Connor Barwin's Make the World Better Foundation to revitalize communities with positive social and environmental impact. Food and drink included.
Where: Honeygrow HQ at 1607 N. Front St. 19122
When: October 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $35
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THIS ‘UGLY’ HARD SODA MIGHT BE PHILLY’S HOTTEST NEW DRINK
Malt beverages hard sodas are having a moment. You might have left your Smirnoff Ice days behind, but chances are you hopped on the Not Your Father’s Root Beer craze of 2015. Enter QC Malt — two hard sodas designed inside and out by Center City-based Quaker City Mercantile. Two new canned flavors are hitting shelves dressed in throwback typography and bold-color blockprint. QCM owner Steven Grasse proudly calls it “one of the ugliest brands to ever be launched.”
WE FACT-CHECKED SUNDAY’S EAGLES-LIONS GAME
Ryan Mathews fumbled, Carson Wentz threw a pick, the Eagles defense gave up 21 points on three first-half drives and still the Eagles only lost to Detroit by one point. A lot went wrong for the Birds on Sunday — the referees didn’t help at all either — and the result is looking up at Dallas in the standings. We get it. After the wild Presidential debate last night, you might have forgotten some key moments from the game. We fact-checked the Birds’ loss for you and spin some truth to what everyone will be talking about today.