PPA board chairman sues newspaper over a Santa photo

And the parking tweets of the week

broad street median towing
Jenna Eason / Billy Penn

Philadelphia Parking Authority board chairman Joseph Ashdale has filed a defamation suit against the Daily News for a cover story image published late last year, according to Law360. The cover (featuring Santa and a bag of money) portrayed Ashdale’s photo in a way that he says made readers think he’s former PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty, who resigned from his role at the agency after a sexual harassment scandal last year.

The week in parking tweets and posts

Now we have the PBA to worry about too

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by the PPA

Plot twist

Welcome to Philly! Pay up.

The PPA is. Always. Watching.

Public transportation FTW

Somebody had a case of the Mondays

When you’re anti-PPA but also anti-pedestrians

All the ways to get your car keyed, in one photo

Your Fishtown douche of the day. from philadelphia

Priorities, priorities, priorities

 

Go home parking sign, you’re drunk

East Falls – Parking this way. from philadelphia

 

Thanks for reading another Billy Penn story

Seems you’re the kind of person who really digs in. Want more? Sign up for our morning update, the quick, easy, free way to stay on top of Philly news.

Thanks for reading Billy Penn

Like the story above, everything we publish is powered by our members. If you enjoy reading, throw us a bone! Just $5/month makes more difference than you’d think.

Thanks for reading! We need you.

Member donations power our newsroom. If Billy Penn helps you feel more connected to Philly, we’d love to count you in. Will you join us?

Lock in your support

Reader support powers our newsroom. A monthly membership helps lock it in.

Can we count on you as a Billy Penn sustainer?

Winning the local journalism game

Thank you: Your support as a member is powering our news gathering.

Know someone else who might like our work? Invite them to join.