Before former Attorney General Kathleen Kane was convicted of a felony she hired attorney Doug Gansler to investigate Pennsylvania's email scandal for about $2 million. Gansler was quickly paid about $385K. Now, months later, he hasn't been paid in full, and he might never get paid because Pennsylvania. Kane's successor, AG Bruce Beemer, feels that Gansler's email report wasn't very good and put people's reputations at risk in an unfair way. Here's what the Inquirer's Angela Couloumbis found out about the messy situation.
Over the last three years, we’ve recognized some 350 young Philadelphians for their contributions to the city in their respective fields. And we think they’ve got some pretty great New Year’s resolutions that go beyond hitting the gym more or kicking a bad habit. Instead, Billy Penn — for the second year in a row — asked our Who’s Next honorees what their resolutions are for the city. Their answers ranged from getting serious about criminal justice reform to improving public education to just avoiding seeing yet another public official indicted on corruption charges. Here are 23 New Year's resolutions from some of Philly’s top under-40 leaders.
|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||Day 5 of Kwanzaa is all about Nia ("purpose") as it relates to rebuilding the African American community across the nation. Family-friendly activities include candle-lighting, arts and crafts, face painting, games and song and dance.|
|Where||African American Museum at 701 Arch St. 19106|
|When||December 30, 2016 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm|
|How much||Free with admission ($14 adults, $10 kids)|
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The Flyers have won just once since their historic 10-game win streak. After defeating Colorado on December 14, the Flyers lost at Dallas three days later, before returning home and losing to Nashville in a shootout on December 19. Two days later, the Flyers beat rival Washington — tied on points in the wild card race with four games in hand — in another shootout, before falling 4-0 at New Jersey in the final game before the brief Christmas break. Normally, a 10-game win streak would be a huge deal, but the Flyers need to win lots and soon to keep pace with their division rivals.
Bartending is not an easy gig. To do it well, you have to be part therapist, part best friend, part scholar and part enabler. But some people seem like they’re made for the job, easily swinging between server and confidant while tapping into knowledge about hundreds of beers and thousands of spirit combinations. Know a young pro who’s killing it in the field — literally “raising the bar”? We’re looking to highlight the best up-and-coming people helping keep Philadelphia from going thirsty, and we need your help.