“It was terrifying,” says one woman of what she saw when she walked into the mayor’s bar.
“You need to calm your city down,” says a relative of the late Allen Mikell. “Before somebody burns it down over something that didn’t happen.”
Philly’s most successful dining mogul insists the brand is still strong. And I’m inclined to believe him.
“We are continuing our work to ramp up our testing capacity,” says a spokesperson for Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine.
Of course, the county where Kenney ate inside has drastically fewer cases of COVID-19 than we do. But, hey, Vetri’s known for his great pastas — not for his great logic.
“Well, it’s a nice souvenir either way,” Billy Penn editor Danya Henninger told Philly health commissioner Thomas Farley on Thursday.
Plus: More peaceful (and not-so-peaceful) protests and demonstrations in Philly. And the Great Philadelphia Trash Debacle of 2020 continues.
What is going to happen when the city goes in to remove the encampment — or, as the judge put it, “terminate” the encampment — while journalists and citizens with their cell phone cameras stand by?
“I hope that she learns to love the Lord and maybe even come back to Mass someday and is respectful,” Sarah Contrucci told Action News. The puncher isn’t currently facing any charges.
Plus, there’s not much good news in Philly’s crime stats these days, but we did find some.
The investors behind the 13th Street restaurant include Dodge’s ex-wife, who just obtained a divorce from him in June. Dodge denies any wrongdoing.
Catching up with the NPR icon as she celebrates 45 years on Philly public radio.
“We have employees who are working 30 plus days straight, 12 hours a day,” says the head of the sanitation union, who insists that the mayor’s number is inflated. “I’m amazed no one including the mayor speaks about that.”
“I beg you to follow the rules,” Mayor Jim Kenney pleaded with restaurants and customers on Thursday.