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President Biden visits Philadelphia
- President Joe Biden will visit Philadelphia on Friday to address House Democrats ahead of midterm elections and to tout the American Rescue Plan. Democrats across the country are gearing up for intense challenges as gas prices and inflation continue to rise across the country. Biden spoke in D.C. on Thursday and said the Democrats should be proud of their accomplishments, like strong job growth.
Judge ruled pipeline developer didn't protect residents
- A judge from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ruled that Sunoco Pipeline LP created a fire hazard during construction, made excessive noise and failed to adequately communicate with residents during its construction of the Mariner East Pipeline network. The company was fined $51,000, the most recent in a long string of penalties during the construction of the pipeline.
No more paying parking tickets online
- The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) said that it will no longer allow for parking tickets to be paid for online due to "internet fraud." The PPA went on to explain that the online option was only meant to be a pandemic convenience as well. A PPA spokesperson said that there are no plans to bring the service back.
New bill seeks to speed up school water filtration
- Due to the report that came out describing widespread lead poisoning in Philadelphia schools' water, Councilmember Helen Gym proposed a bill to speed up the process of installing filtration systems. The legislation sets a deadline of June 1, 2025, to install one filtering hydration station per 100 students and one per floor in each school.