The Equality Coalition intends to have demonstrations daily in Philly leading up to Donald Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration. That's ... a lot. But organizer Daniel Curcio says the idea isn't to have massive Trump protests every single day. In fact, the protests aren't really about Trump at all. These gatherings — anywhere from 10 to 10,000 people — are about issues. Read our Q&A with Curcio for a sense of what to expect over the next two months and why so many people are ready to continue demonstrating.
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania received six volunteer applications the week before the election. And 135 the week after. Since Trump’s election, scores of activists have mobilized in a variety of fields, including women’s reproductive rights. Pro-choice organizations also have serious concerns about Vice President-elect Mike Pence who, as governor of Indiana, signed what’s considered one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the country. It's not just volunteer applications that are up. Locally, donations and IUD appointments have increased, too.
Pa. Sen. Larry Farnese, who represents parts of South Philly, Center City and the Riverwards, is under investigation for allegedly bribing a committeewoman to vote him in as a ward leader by paying for the woman's kid to study abroad. So you'd think is fellow Senate Dems wouldn't re-elect him to another two-year term as secretary of their caucus, right? Nope, wrong, they totally did. This is why an indicted politician in Pennsylvania can still have a leadership role.
|What||Spirit of Philadelphia is hosting Philadelphia themed First Friday dinner cruises. Enjoy a delicious buffet menu featuring a build your own cheesesteak station, a free Yards beer or glass of wine for each guest over 21, DJ entertainment, and of course, unbeatable views of the Philadelphia skyline. Cruises start April 7th and continue every First Friday of the year.|
|Where||Spirit of Philadelphia at 401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106|
|When||April 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm|
|How much||From $66.90 per adult / $39.95 per child age 3-12|
|What||If you're a devotee of this cherry-infused, brain-fuzzing winter seasonal, make the trip to the Northeast, because this Mayfair bar will tap the first keg of Mad Elf anywhere outside Troegs brewery. Plus, get the chance to taste from three barrels from 2015, one from 2014 and a case of Wild Elf bottles.|
|Where||Grey Lodge Pub at 6235 Frankford Ave. 19135|
|When||November 18, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
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Michael Anderson won a successful legal battle with the Franklin Institute, and he's not stopping there. The 34-year-old has cerebral palsy and requires a personal-care assistant at all times. A judge recently ruled the Franklin can't charge admission for PCAs like the one Anderson needs; doing so literally doubles the cost of entrance for others who require round-the-clock care. Now other Philly institutions are taking steps to eliminate the double charge, as well.
The Sixers got their second chance to shine in front of a national TV audience, this time on TNT, as Joel Embiid and company took on Karl Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and the T-Wolves. It…didn’t go well. The Sixers were wholly outclassed, trailing 61-33 by halftime in the 110-86 loss that wasn't even that close. Embiid finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, in what had to be his worst game as a pro. Other Sixers were also there. We think. We’re honestly not even sure. There wasn’t much to like last night, but hey, at least the Flyers won.