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.
- The Philadelphia Eagles' two-game win streak came to an end on Sunday as the Birds lost their matchup to their hapless rivals the New York Giants 13-7. There were miscues abound on offense as quarterback Jalen Hurts threw three interceptions, running back Boston Scott had a costly fourth-quarter fumble and wide receiver Jalen Reagor had a pair of drops on the team's final drive.
- Six school districts are suing Pennsylvania, arguing that the state has not held its constitutional duty to provide an adequate and equitable public school system. The plaintiffs are stating that the disparity in school funding is unjust and goes against Pennsylvania's promise of a “thorough and efficient system.” A similar case was brought up in Connecticut but failed due to the state Supreme Court deciding it was not the judiciary's role to distribute funding.
- The Philadelphia Union advanced to their first-ever Eastern Conference final on Sunday after defeating Nashville SC in penalties. Union goalie Andre Blake came up big in the shootout, stopping the two shots he faced. Jack Elliot and Jake McGlynn both scored for the Union to send Philadelphia to a matchup with the winner of the matchup between the New England Revolution and New York City FC.
- A report from the Center CityDistrict found that Philadelphia is currently in the midst of a slow but steady post-pandemic economic recovery. The city has restored 54,300 jobs and is currently 9% down from February 2020 numbers. Philadelphia's unemployment is lower than New York City but higher than DC and Boston.