Recently released tax documents show Bill Marrazzo, the president of WHYY, received an increase in compensation of nearly 20 percent, taking his total to the high six figures. And now his employees, many of whom haven’t seen a substantial raise in years, are questioning whether his gain is a loss for the station. One called the news "a slap in the face." Here's how Marrazzo's pay compares to other public media presidents (hint: well above most of his peers).
Wondering what the holdup is on that South Philly casino that was approved nearly three years ago? Short answer: Legal problems. Long answer: Litigation that claims the proposal violates a Pennsylvania law that limits investor ownership in multiple casinos. But a bill introduced by the chair of the House Gaming Oversight Committee could finally clear the way for the stadium-adjacent casino. Here's how.
With low voter turnout and generally even less recognition of candidates, the election for Philadelphia Common Pleas judges is mostly a crapshoot, dependent almost entirely on random ballot position. But the Philadelphia Bar Association might've found a way to make an impact after sending volunteers to hand out literature at dozens of polling locations. These are the results from the experiment, and they show how the Bar could've swung the election.
You might have heard that Center City is losing its one and only Applebee's — devastating news for the many fans of its laid-back Thursday night karaoke. But it turns out that's not really true. According to the GM, there are no plans to shut down anytime soon. Here's why the closing rumor spread, even though the 15th Street restaurant has two and a half more years on its lease.
|What||Catch a screening of "The Giant Claw" under the stars, get a soda tasting and go summer furniture shopping during Old City's monthly outdoor fair.|
|Where||Old City at 19106|
|When||July 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
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If you love cats, cat videos and things that are cat-shaped, then prepare to lose your mind like a cat for a laser. It's Kittydelphia weekend. The "cat-themed pop-up shop event" starts this afternoon and runs through Sunday in Northern Liberties. Admission is free, but there's a $5 suggested donation, which benefits PAWS. Celebricat appearances will include two stop-bys from Turbo, the two-legged, diaper-wearing kitty who has more Instagram followers than you ever will.
JaeHee Cho is the 33-year-old executive chef for the Sixers. He helps T.J. McConnell prepare healthier coffee, makes breakfast and lunch around the team's practice schedule, and does it all with locally sourced products. This is the story of how Cho made his way from Seoul to Parc to the Sixers.
Good luck finding an example of Kevin Hart dissing Philadelphia. Despite it being his job to make fun of things, Hart’s spent most of his career giving love to the city where he grew up, professing his adoration of the Eagles and donating back to the place that gave him his start. If you’re a fan, you know he filmed his huge Netflix special here in 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field, making him the first standup comedian to ever fill an NFL stadium to capacity. Yesterday, the city showed him a little love back with a “Kevin Hart Day” celebration and a mural dedication in North Philly. Here are some times Hart’s Philly love made us go “awwwww."