Who’s behind the Sixers arena; Kensington kids’ safer

The rainbow crosswalk is back again 🌈

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The Sixers are gunning for a new arena in the center of Middle City, with a new advancement corp chaired by area billionaire David Adelman.

  • The $1.3 billion undertaking, dubbed “76 Place” and set to open up by 2031, would consider in excess of a block of the Manner District, demolishing the previous Gallery replacing it with a stadium that could also host concert events.

It would be a game-changer for Philly — in a constructive or damaging way, depending on view. The prepare will be talked about and debated for many years, so start with Asha Prihar’s rundown of who’s powering it and all the aspects we know.

Kensington’s McPherson Sq. has remodeled into a absolutely free youth working day camp this summer, with assist from the library and the city’s Playstreets program.

  • All programming is free and includes cooking lessons, sewing, gardening, lunches, and a fenced-off playground. Moms and dads and young ones both equally say it can make the neighborhood really feel safer.

“They must place a fence all-around the whole park and give us the keys,” one fourth grader advised Billy Penn contributor Daisie Cardona.

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  • Might main effects still haven’t been licensed in 3 Pennsylvania counties, with Berks, Fayette, and Lancaster on hold amid a courtroom struggle over mail ballots lacking a handwritten day. [WHYY]
  • The Philadelphia Police are firing Anthony McFadden, a 32-year veteran of the drive who was, allegedly, heard employing racial slurs in opposition to Black folks on police radio past month. [Inquirer$]
  • A male who established fire to a condition law enforcement SUV in Middle Metropolis for the duration of the 2020 protests towards police violence was sentenced to 364 days in federal jail. [PhillyVoice]
  • Workers at the 12th and Walnut Starbucks are on a 24-hour strike, saying they’ve been retaliated in opposition to for unionizing. [6ABC]
  • The new COVID variant inspired Kensington resident Darlene Burton to restart her “mask tree,” offering straightforward, totally free confront-coverings to neighbors. [@Darlene15292071/BP 2020]
  • How a minimal-identified novel set on the Most important Line inspired the vocation of James A. Michener, one particular of the 20th century’s most prolific authors. [Billy Penn]
  • The rainbow crosswalk at 13th and Locust in the Gayborhood has a refreshing coat of paint. [@visitphilly]

Mayor Kenney is in Germany, but discussion continues over his opinions previously this 7 days about under no circumstances obtaining fulfilled with any family members of homicide victims in his 7 many years in business. His administration later tried out to stroll back the statement, but Inquirer columnist Helen Ubiñas termed it a “glaring disconnect.”

🛍️ The Philly Queer Flea heads to Mural City’s new wine backyard in Kensington, where attendees can store for cottagecore-motivated aspiration catchers, whimsical prints, and loads of handmade jewellery from local LGBTQ artisans. (1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23)

🍢 The Southeast Asian Sector in FDR Park hosts the once-a-year Village Pageant, with monk blessings from Lao and Khmer Buddhist temples, are living music, dance performances, and heaps of foodstuff. (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

🤠  It’s supplying Hannah Montana: Head to Fishtown’s Evil Genius Beer Organization for Hoedown Throwdown: A Country Drag Brunch Special that claims a mix of Dolly, Carrie, and Kacey. Event is 21+, and tix start off at $75. (12 to p.m. Sunday, July 24)

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