Morning roundup

PPA changes: director ousted, ticket options ends; Biden in Philly today; A history of ‘The Process’

FarmerJawn is ready to plant 🌱

Danya Henninger / Billy Penn

💌 Want this daily digest emailed to you? Sign up for the free Billy Penn newsletter and it’ll land in your inbox every morning.

PPA removes parking ticket option, director ousted

The PPA, whose executive director’s last day is today after the board voted to kick him out, removed a convenient way to pay your parking ticket online, the agency confirmed to Billy Penn.

  • Before last fall, you could use your license plate number to look up and pay your violation, but no longer. Now you have to take extra steps or visit the PPA office in person to avoid late fees.

Despite frustrated residents, the change was because of concerns about “internet fraud,” a spokesperson told Asha Prihar.

Highly anticipated Ben Simmons return is a bust for Sixers

The city was buzzing yesterday as Ben Simmons made his first return to the Wells Fargo Center since being traded to the Nets.

  • Simmons, on the bench, was loudly booed, but nothing was thrown — and the Sixers also caught flak from the crowd as they were badly whooped by Brooklyn, 129-100.

It was only one game, so there’s still a chance this season will be the culmination of “The Process,” Robby Brod writes for Billy Penn.

RECAP: What else happened?

$ = paywalled 


Nothing published on Mayor Kenney’s public schedule for today, but he’s been promoting the Philly Spring Cleanup, which happens Saturday, April 2. Sign up online here.


🍸 Billy Penn event: Join us for pub trivia about the city you love. Our monthly Philly Quizzo night is back at Jose Pistola’s in Center City. Free RSVP, happy hour specials, and prizes for the top score. See you there. (6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23)

🧁 The Ukrainian League of Philadelphia hosts a food and baked goods fundraiser to support humanitarian aid for people affected by the war in Ukraine. (1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13)

⛓️ Get your goth on at Tattooed Mom as the South Street tavern hosts a vendor showcase and social with local artists and crafters. (5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 15)

Want some more? Explore other Morning roundup stories.

Mornings are for coffee and local news

Billy Penn’s free morning newsletter gives you a daily roundup of the top Philly stories you need to start your day.

You finished another Billy Penn article — keep it up!

We hope you found it useful, fun, or maybe even both. If you want more stories like this, will you join us as a member today?

Nice to see you (instead of a paywall)

Billy Penn’s mission is to provide free, quality information to Philadelphians through our articles and daily newsletter. If you believe local journalism is key to a healthy community, join us!

Your donation brought this story to life

Billy Penn only exists because of supporters like you. If you find our work valuable, consider making a sustaining donation today.

Being informed looks good on you

Thanks for reading another article, made possible by members like you. Want to share BP with a friend?