May 31, 2024 - News

News Market: Deli doldrums

Illustration of the statue of William Penn, from Philadelphia City Hall, reading the news on his phone.

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πŸ’° Families on fixed incomes say the School District of Philadelphia is charging too much for "senior fees."

  • Students must pay the mandatory fees, which can exceed $300, or risk being excluded from graduation ceremonies.
  • The district says some students qualify for a waiver or financial support. (Chalkbeat)

🎚️ Put it on the calendar β€” June 1 is "Freeway Day." City Council presented a resolution honoring the Philly rapper Freeway.

❌ City lawmakers abandoned a push to slash municipal taxes despite businesses lobbying for relief.

  • The move signals victory for Mayor Cherelle Parker, who proposed no tax breaks in her first spending plan.
  • Council says it'll await recommendations from a tax reform committee on how to shape future tax policy. (Inquirer πŸ”’)

Quote du jour:

"Long story. Thank you for understanding. C U Friday."
β€” Famous 4th Street Deli
The short of it: The deli temporarily shut down after being cited for several health-code violations, including the discovery of mouse droppings on a meat slicer and food-prep tables.
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