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When a neighbor dispute becomes a business interruption

Northeast Philly small business owner Alysha Jackson’s video about neighbor harassment recently went viral.

  • A dispute over feeding stray cats escalated, and a neighbor dumped a bin of trash on the lawn in front of her kiddie spa. After shutting down for a week, Jackson returned to find the building egged.

Police say they’re looking into it, but that’s not an immediate fix. Lizzy McLellan Ravitch has the story, plus some other resources that could help.

A Northeast Philly location of Sugar & Spice Kiddie Spa has been targeted by a nearby resident Credit: Lizzy McLellan Ravitch

Drone soccer lets kids ram quadcopters while learning STEM

A new program that melds sports with engineering in Philadelphia could open a path for young people to careers they didn’t think possible.

  • It’s called drone soccer, and a new Philly league officially launches today. Founder Shari Williams says it offers students a chance to hone skills in technology and aviation — while having fun with quadcopters.

How do games work? Kind of like quidditch meets bumper cars, BP contributor Rashaad Jorden explains.

A drone soccer court
In drone soccer, teams try to stop their opponent's ‘striker' from flying through the goal by ramming into it Credit: Instagram / @usdronesoccer

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The story you didn’t read

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Parents, students, teachers, and neighbors of the William Dick School in North Philly are invited to join Thetelegraphfield and Temple’s Logan Center at a community meeting to talk about how to move things forward. Credit: Eden MacDougall / Logan Center

MAYOR WATCH

Mayor Kenney joins early education nonprofit Children First on a series of Thanksgiving week visits to show appreciation for PHLpreK providers in Germantown (10 a.m.).

ON THE CALENDAR

?? BP Quizzo is back! Join us at Padelphia on the Schuylkill River across from Manayunk. We’ll have three rounds of local trivia, drinks, snacks, prizes — and a chance to find out more about the apparently trendy racket sport called Padel. Free RSVP here. (7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15)

? Bridget Foy’s on South Street celebrates one of the biggest party eves of the year with its first karaoke night since rebuilding after a devastating fire. (8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23)

? For that post-Thanksgiving turkey break, chef Emily Horner hosts a pop-up at the former Musi in Pennsport, offering square pizzas and frizwit cheesesteaks for pickup or delivery. (12 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27)