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The Philly Four: Rep. governor candidate seeks to oust DA Krasner

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.

Philadelphia exploring expansion of EV charging stations

  • As Philadelphia continues towards its goal of ceasing to buy internal combustion engine vehicles by 2030 it is considering new ways to expand the amount of electric vehicle charging stations in Center City. Right now, there are 224 charging stations within a 15-mile radius of the city with 16 free to use ones within city limits.

Organized carjacking ring wreaking havoc on Philadelphia

  • An organized carjacking ring has been stealing cars in Philadelphia and attempting to ship them out of the country through ports in New Jersey and Delaware. Sources say that some cars stolen in Philadelphia end up in Africa. The carjackings have also resulted in violence as two people have been murdered recently during attempted auto thefts.

Rep. governor candidate takes aim at DA Krasner

  • Bill McSwain, a Republican candidate for governor, said that if he is elected to office he would put forth a constitutional amendment that allows the governor to appoint the district attorney of Philadelphia. This plan is directed at current progressive district attorney Larry Krasner. McSwain said, “That is how we will rid the city of Larry Krasner and any future Larry Krasners.”

City council pushes for more sick leave for frontline workers

  • A Philadelphia City Council committee approved a bill last week that would extend sick leave for frontline workers. An emergency leave bill was passed in 2020 but this new bill seeks to expand upon it, extending emergency leave to 2023 and expanding qualifications so 6,500 more businesses fall under the requirement

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