September 12, 2019
Philadelphia Police took to social media this week to give an important PSA: No, you can't call 911 on spotted lanternflies.
"Please do NOT call 911 to report #SpottedLanternfly sightings. While they are a nuisance, they are not a police issue," PPD tweeted from its official account Thursday morning.
It's true that the invasive insects have made their way to Philadelphia and begun a takeover. While it's important that if you see one, you should squish it immediately, you can't actually call the cops on them. You can report them to Department of Agriculture.
Please do NOT call 911 to report #SpottedLanternfly sightings. While they are a nuisance, they are not a police issue. And on that note, we, for one, would like to welcome our new insect overlords. Maybe they would like to build some nests on our vast concrete headquarters? pic.twitter.com/PXmCs4db0f— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) September 12, 2019
So, because Philly Twitter is a magical place and because it's almost Friday, we've decided to put together a compilation of local tweets from this last week. Enjoy.
View of Philadelphia from One Liberty Observation Deck pic.twitter.com/CrBoTwn2G7— LindaB (@lbchicago17) September 11, 2019
In other news, comedian John Mulaney was apparently in Philadelphia at The Met last night for Kacey Musgraves' stop on her world tour. Read: I missed John Mulaney and Kacey Musgraves in Philly all in one night. So that's fine, I'm completely OK with that, I'm not upset.
There were dispatches from the newly-reopened iconic Melrose Diner, which was closed due to a massive fire in July. You can read more about the fire that happened in July here.
Only a guess but by my count 112% of South Philly residents were here this morning to welcome back the Melrose Diner pic.twitter.com/OBETBbV3nr— Nick Coh (@Nick_Coh) September 11, 2019
Just a tip the Melrose diner re-opened today anybody who’s in the south Philly area until 8 o’clock tonight they’re taking 50% off every check enjoy I wish I was near and could enjoy❤️😊— Barbara Dorney Coary (@cmharbor1) September 11, 2019
Conrad Benner, of the Streets Dept art blog, announced a new project called Streets Dept Walls opening Sept. 19 in the city's new Fashion District development project. There will be 10 new, temporary murals by 11 Philly artists done there.
Triple Bottom Brewing Co., the company two years in the making that's hiring people who have traditionally faced barriers to employment, opens Thursday. It's at 915 Spring Garden St. Here's more on it's mission, via the Philadelphia Citizen.
Today is the day! See you at Triple Bottom at 4! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/WJsQgbSLOn— Triple Bottom Brewing Co (@TripleBottomCo) September 12, 2019
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post calling Elizabeth Warren a hypocrite and effectively declared his loyalty to Joe Biden. In summary, the op-ed claims Warren has lied about not using big-ticket donors and being anti-establishment.
Here are some Philly reactions to the former governor's piece.
I keep seeing "this oped is really a low point for Ed Rendell" but idk I gotta say LITERALLY BOMBING A PHILLY NEIGHBORHOOD has gotta be lower.— Sara Wachter-Boettcher (@sara_ann_marie) September 12, 2019
I covered Ed Rendell through all his roles in Philly & PA politics. He made a lot of d*** moves over the years. But to prop up your weak candidate by targeting the rising woman who threatens his coronation on the eve of the debate is REALLY low. Shame on WaPo for enabling this. https://t.co/Kcb6MyELRs— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) September 12, 2019
As a Pennsylvanian, I'm embarrassed by Ed Rendell's dirtbag move. Not his first. In response, I'm making another donation to @ewarren.— Linda Clarke (@LindaMLC) September 12, 2019
FWIW, back in May we wrote about Warren taking donations from big money Biden supporters in 2018 and then ripping those same donors now:https://t.co/WwseISWn68— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) September 12, 2019
Local Philly newsmaker (Technical.ly, Generocity, Philly Tech Week) Chris Wink got a huge endorsement from NYU journalism professor and Big Twitter Person Jay Rosen for his piece on the business of journalism.
ty ty ty, only took me 10 years 😂— Christopher Wink (@christopherwink) September 12, 2019
On Wednesday, we remembered the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S., and Philadelphians gave many tributes to memorialize the lost and fallen.