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Philly congressmen seek federal help to fix ‘unconscionable’ condition of city schools

June 1, 2018 GMT

By Staff

WASHINGTON — Philadelphia’s three congressmen on Friday urged House leaders to devote federal money to repairing the city’s schools, which are suffering from mold, deteriorated asbestos, and peeling paint likely to contain lead.

The letter from Democrats Bob Brady, Brendan Boyle and Dwight Evans came in response to the Inquirer and Daily News series “Toxic City: Sick Schools,” which detailed the conditions and the sometimes devastating health consequences for school children.

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