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N.A. Poe’s Pufftoberfest celebrates 5-year anniversary of marijuana decriminalization in Philly

Philadelphia marijuana activist N.A. Poe will throw a celebration for the five-year anniversary of marijuana decriminalization in the city on Oct. 20, 2019. The event, dubbed Pufftoberfest, will run from 2-8 p.m. at 1717 N. Hancock Street in Olde Kensington. – MORE

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Camden County officials ban single-use plastics in county buildings

Camden County banned single-use plastics like straws, utensils, containers, and bottle water offered at county buildings and events. – MORE

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Eagles’ Malik Jackson helping pay for funeral of Texas woman killed by police officer

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Malik Jackson will join forces with Harrison Barnes of the NBA to cover the funeral costs of a Texas woman who was fatally shot at her home last week by police in Fort Worth. – MORE

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Baby shot and critically wounded while in car in North Philadelphia

An 11-month-old was shot and critically wounded while inside a car in North Philadelphia on Saturday, officials said.  – MORE

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New Jersey’s American Dream mega-mall to debut indoor Nickelodeon theme park, ice rink on Friday

American Dream, the expansive shopping, entertainment, and lifestyle center coming to Bergen County, New Jersey, is finally opening this week, after more than 16 years of planning and construction.  – MORE

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President Trump visiting Pittsburgh days before one-year anniversary of Tree of Life mass shooting

President Donald Trump is visiting Pittsburgh on Tuesday as part of his reelection campaign and the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at a Jewish synagogue in the city that killed 11 people. – MORE

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University of Pennsylvania among best colleges worldwide, U.S. News reports

University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University aren’t just ranked among the best schools in the country, they’re now ranked worldwide in the U.S. News and World Report 2020 edition of Best Global Universities Rankings.  – MORE

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Pa. appeals court denies Cowboys fan $700K for Eagles game bathroom brawl injuries

A Pennsylvania appeals court overturned a ruling Friday that would have awarded $700,000 in damages to a Dallas Cowboys fan who was assaulted at an Eagles game at Lincoln Financial Field in December 2014. – MORE

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A glowing orange ‘Hunter’s Moon’ will light up the sky on Sunday

There’s a full moon upon us for the month of October, and this bright orange moon, known as the Hunter’s Moon, will grace our skies Sunday though Tuesday.  – MORE

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Lehigh County priest removed from ministry following allegations of sexually abusing a minor

Authorities are investigating allegations that a Lehigh County priest sexually abused a minor. The Rev. Robert J. Potts, 82, pastor of St. Ursula Church in Fountain Hill, has been removed from ministry services. Potts is accused of sexually abused a child in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Diocese of Allentown announced Sunday. – […]