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Philadelphia residents say they are angry and demoralized by the city’s failure to bring the illegal dumping problem under control.
- It’s way beyond trash. Crews sometimes remove hundreds of tonnes from a single location in a week – but records show they have collected less in recent years, despite what appears to be a worsening problem.
Lawmakers promise to fix it, reports Meir Rinde for Billy Penn, with more cameras, a bigger environmental crimes unit and tougher sentences.
It’s always trivia time in Philadelphia. There are supposedly enough different quizzes in the city to attend one every night.
- How is our monthly quiz different? To do well, you need to bring some serious local knowledge about all of Philly – our three sets of questions range from past to present to future.
At Jose Pistola last week, our winning team got 20/24 right questions. Now it’s your turn. Without using Google, can you beat the high score?
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Mayor Kenney joins Superintendent Hite to unveil new signage for Fanny Jackson Coppin School (2 p.m.). Passyunk Square K-8, originally known as Andrew Jackson School, changed its name last year after a lengthy process involving community input and feedback.
🐦 The Philly Pigeon is hosting a live poetry night at PhilaMOCA in the Spring Arts District (fka Eraserhood). Tickets are $10 to $30. (8:30 p.m. Friday April 1)
💃🏽 Greater Puertorriqueño is throw a Quinceañerx, with a panel discussion on how to rethink tradition followed by a free glam dance party. (7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 1)