Remember how Princeton students went home for Thanksgiving a couple of weeks ago despite a meningitis outbreak on campus? Well, now they’re getting a vaccine finally.
Police are investigating what they are calling a “possible abduction” on the 1900 block of Green Street in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia, less than a half-mile from the Barnes Museum. The man in the photo is the suspect. The woman, his victim. Read more »
John Bolaris is doing John Bolaris, finding a way to be relevant during a major storm by live-chatting at Philly.com. And as is often the case—remember when he got engaged during Hurricane Sandy?—the whole thing manages to become about both the weather and John Bolaris. Here’s some of the more Bolaris-y moments of today’s chat so far:
The story was so startling that I thought it had to be a parody — even though it was on the front page of the New York Times. Datelined AMSTERDAM, it detailed how some lucky alcoholics in that city start their day with a couple of beers provided by the government, pick up trash in the morning, get a few more government-provided beers with lunch, work some more, and then cap off the workday with more beers supplied by the government.
Can you imagine the outcry if someone tried to set that sort of program up in Philly? Read more »
It’s shortly before 8 am as I write this, and the show is just now starting to come down—big, wet, friendly flakes. We’ve already told you that Philly schools are closed today. Temple University, at least, has its big-adult pants on still, and there’s no word from Penn that anything there is changing today. But rest assured, it’s going to be a mess. The best thing about this? John Bolaris is live-chatting his way through the storm at Philly.com. Someday, the apocalypse will come, we will be dead, and Bolaris will be Tweeting forecasts of how much heat the nuclear firestorms will create at the Shore. John Bolaris will never be killed.
Rock-climbing has always seemed hairy to me. But rock-climbing while cars and buses and 18-wheelers zoom by beneath your boots seems really hairy, which is why I’ve found the stretch of the eastbound Schuylkill Expressway just before the Conshohocken Curve highly disconcerting for the past few months. Not only is the shoulder blocked off with Jersey barriers; guys are rock-climbing on the stone above the highway.
Here’s the announcement posted to the Philadelphia School District website at the moment:
Due to the severe weather forecast, all School District of Philadelphia schools will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Also closed are all early childhood and after school programs. Administrative offices are open.
The general public and media are urged to monitor the District’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates. Updated information will also be posted on the District’s Information Hotline at 215-400-INFO (4636).
We’ll have more weather coverage as the morning progresses.
Yesterday’s Snow Bowl seemed legendary in the moment, but here are five games that give it a serious run for its money.
When you think of a DIY music venue, you probably think of a warehouse in Kensington where people with cool glasses, beards, tattoos and piercings drink Pabst Blue Ribbon while listening to other people with cool glasses, beards, tattoos and piercings play loud music. But Jamey’s House of Music was not that kind of place. Read more »