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The Philly Four: Gas prices begin to fall but uncertainty looms

Sam Britt

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Safety official concerned over state of SEPTA stations

  • According to the SEPTA Transit Police, last year about 70,000 people violated code of conduct rules in stations and on trains. Riders have complained about people openly doing drugs in the city's subway stations as well. SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel says that arrests are being made but blames the courts for allowing people accused of crimes out on bail and light sentencing.

Gas prices being to fall but uncertainty looms

  • Since the peak of gas prices of $4.49 a gallon in Philadelphia on March 10, the price has gradually started to fall back down. However, experts say that the future of gas prices is reliant on what direction the war in Ukraine takes, either towards peace or further escalation. Another issue is the high price of diesel, which could potentially affect the coming school year in Philadelphia.

Trans Day of Visibility to be celebrated in Philadelphia

  • On March 31, Philadelphia will celebrate Trans Day of Visibility, a holiday celebrating trans people and their identities. Across the city, multiple organizations will take part in festivities and initiatives will set out to help show acceptance and love for trans residents. Though it is called a day of visibility, trans activists ask that cisgender people go beyond just recognizing the existence of trans people and truly accept them.

CHOP teams up with Penn Med to address children's environmental health

  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn Medicine are joining forces to help address how childrens' health has been affected by environmental factors in the city, like lead poisoning in the water and air pollution. The new Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health will focus on finding treatments for ailments related to environmental factors.

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