🌱Drive By Hunting Park Shooting + Feel Summer Meal Sites For Kids

Good morning, everybody! It’s Saturday in Philadelphia and I’m back in your inbox to get you caught up on all the most important things happening in our community today. Because community information is power!

First, today’s weather:

Mostly sunny; windy, cooler High: 73 Low: 57.

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Here are the top three stories today in Philadelphia:

  1. On Thursday night, a drive-by shooting killed one man and injured another when shots were fired at a group watching NBA Finals at a cookout. The shooting occurred at 8th Street and Allegheny Avenue in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia. Police believe one suspect fired a gun while another drove. No arrests have been made. (WPVI-TV)
  2. Philadelphia’s Office of Children and Families announced their free summer meal sites for Philly kids and teens will open next week. The locations will be announced on June 20th and they will be opened on June 21st. Kids and teenagers up to age 18 can receive a feel meal without an ID. (WHYY)
  3. Amid a national lifeguard shortage, Philadelphia has released its 2022 pool opening schedule. The city will open 50 pools this summer, which is 80% of the 63 operating outdoor pools for use. The pools will be open on a rotating basis on June 21st. (WPVI-TV)

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Today in Philadelphia:

  • Paddle Penn’s Landing 2022 At Independence Seaport Museum (3:00 PM)
  • Jazz In The Park Til Dark At Rittenhouse Square (4:00 PM)
  • Pride Bar Crawl At Spin Philadelphia (4:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Philadelphia has been selected to be a FIFA World Cup 2026 Host City! (City of Philadelphia Government via Facebook)
  • Father’s Day can be celebrated in many different ways – with a day full of activities or a quiet day filled with longing and memories. For all those celebrating Father’s Day, together or apart, here’s a list from the Free Library of Philadelphia of picture books to cherish. (Free Library of Philadelphia via Facebook)
  • Have past-due water bills? The new PA Human Services Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) may provide up to $5,000 for Philadelphia Water Department customers towards delinquent water bills. Learn more and apply here. (Philadelphia Water Department via Facebook)

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Thanks for following along and staying informed. See you all tomorrow for another update!

Dan Casarella

About me: Dan Casarella is a writer, podcast producer, and small business development specialist who formerly worked in late-night television. He’s produced many talk segments, including with President Joe Biden, Kobe Bryant, and Chadwick Boseman. Dan studied Media Studies and Production at Temple University. He also enjoys running, painting, and the highs and lows of Philadelphia’s sports teams.

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