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Driving the news: Homicides in the city are down 7% so far in 2022 from the same time last year, police data shows.
Philly will light up more trees than Snoop Dogg this weekend. Plus, plenty of other offerings, from arts to sports:
The Philadelphia Holiday Experience: Dazzling light shows, fireworks and Thursday's tree light ceremony on the north side of City Hall. It all kicks off at 7pm. Tune in to 6ABC if you can't go in person. Check here for road closures.
Someone tell Drake there's no fake love in Philly.
Driving the news: The Toronto-born rapper was Philadelphia's most listened to artist on Spotify in 2022, according to the streaming service's annual Wrapped list released yesterday.
Philadelphia housing experts warn that a staggering number of seniors are finding themselves homeless later in life.
State of play: In fiscal year 2021, the city reported that more than 3,100 older adults spent time at Philadelphia shelters.
More than 2,600 Philadelphia mail-in ballots didn't count in this month's midterm election because they were undated or incorrectly dated.
- The majority was cast by voters living in communities of color.
Philadelphia Contemporary is keeping artistic dreams afloat.
Driving the news: The arts organization is planning to build a two-story, 15,000-square-foot gallery that will float on the Delaware River, first reported by Rising Real Estate.
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Keep dreaming.
State of play: Philadelphia hasn't seen snow on Christmas Day since 2009, according to Lauren Casey, a meteorologist at Climate Central, which tracks emerging weather patterns.
The late great Temple head coach John Chaney once greeted an overzealous fan with a hilarious response when asked whether his team would make a run that season.
- "No, man, we ain't gonna do nothing. They gonna fail me again," he said.