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The Philly Four: Daily News Recap for 9/17

Sam Britt
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Welcome to The Philly Four, a daily recap of four of the top stories from the Philadelphia area, covering everything from local government to the Phillies bullpen. A one-stop-shop for the most important news bites in the City of Brotherly Love.

Some liquor being rationed in Pennsylvania due to supply shortage

  • A two-bottle limit has been placed on around a few dozen types of liquor in Pennsylvania due to a supply chain disruption and production shortages. This list of rationed liquor, which includes 43 items, has various types of champagne, bourbon, tequila, cognac and whiskey. The rationing will reportedly remain in place for the foreseeable future.

At-risk Philadelphia zoo animals receiving COVID-19 vaccine

  • As of Thursday, 10 at-risk animals were given the experimental COVID-19 vaccine to protect them against the virus. The animals who received the shots included lemurs, gorillas and an orangutan. The vaccine was developed by Zoetis, a New Jersey-based veterinary pharmaceutical company. The vaccine will be distributed to 70 zoos across the country.

Art exhibit demands 'STOP DEMOLISHING PHILLY'

  • Photographer Bradley Maule's exhibit titled "STOP DEMOLISHING PHILLY" shows various images of torn-down buildings throughout the city. Maule states that Philadelphia is in the midst of a demolition crisis and that it is in danger of losing the buildings that "make it interesting."

Seven Philadelphia schools make 2022 best colleges list

  • UPenn leads the crop of seven Philadelphia institutions as the eighth-ranked school on US News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges. Villanova was the only other school to finish within the top 100, with Drexel and Temple just missing in a tie for 103rd. Thomas Jefferson, Widener and Immaculata also made the list.

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