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The Philly Four: Thanksgiving parade road closures, find-a-bathroom app

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.

Thanksgiving Parade road closures start Wednesday

  • Tomorrow marks the return of one of Philadelphia's grandest Turkey day traditions, the Thanksgiving Parade. However, the parade also brings with it some road closures to keep an eye on if you plan on traveling through the city between Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. CBS 3 has provided a list of roads affected by the festivities.

Penn benefactor pulls donations due to men's basketball anthem protest

  • Members of the Penn men's basketball team have chosen to sit during the anthem as an act of protest. After seeing the act, Penn benefactor James McGuire sent a message to Penn informing them that his foundation would not be "renewing scholarship gifts or pledges nor undertaking any future commitments to Penn."

App helps people find bathrooms in Philly

  • An app called Where2Go has set out to provide a solution to the problem of Philadelphia having no public bathrooms. The app allows users to find free-to-use bathrooms across the city. The app is crowdsourced, meaning users can review and rate the quality of the bathrooms they've used. The creator thought of the idea while experiencing IBS on the subway.

Philadelphia senator co-sponsors weed growing bill

  • Sen. Shariff Street, Philadelphia, and Sen. Dan Laughlin, Millcreek, have co-sponsored a bill that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow plants in their own homes. Laughlin said the bill aims to address convenience for patients who do not live near a dispensary. In Pennsylvania, 367,925 people hold active patient certifications.

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