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Who can fix Philly’s big illegal dumping problem?

Philly residents say they’re angry and demoralized by the city’s inability to get a handle on the illegal dumping problem.

  • This is way beyond litter. Crews sometimes remove hundreds of tons from a single spot in a week — but records show they’ve collected less in recent years, despite what feels like a worsening problem.

Lawmakers are promising to address it, Meir Rinde reports for Billy Penn, with more cameras, a bigger environmental crimes unit, and higher penalties.

Test your local knowledge with the monthly trivia quiz

It’s always trivia time in Philadelphia. There are supposedly enough different Quizzos around the city to attend one every single night.

  • What’s different about our monthly quiz? To do well, you have to bring serious local knowledge about everything Philly — our three rounds of questions run from the past to the present to the future.

At Jose Pistola’s last week, our winning team got 20/24 questions correct. Now it’s your turn. Without using Google, can you beat the high score?

RECAP: What else happened?

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MAYOR WATCH

Mayor Kenney joins Superintendent Hite to unveil new signage for the Fanny Jackson Coppin School (2 p.m.).  The Passyunk Square K-8, originally known as Andrew Jackson School, changed its name last year after a lengthy process involving community input and feedback.

ON THE CALENDAR

🐦 The Philly Pigeon hosts a night of live poetry at PhilaMOCA in the Spring Arts District (fka Eraserhood). Tickets are $10-$30. (8:30 p.m. Friday, April 1)

💃🏽 Taller Puertorriqueño is throwing a Quinceañerx, featuring a panel discussion on rethinking the tradition followed by a free glam dance party. (7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 1)

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