Daily News reporter Ronnie Polaneczky asked readers to tell their worst Philadelphia Parking Authority war stories, inviting readers to vote on the worst one. The list has been whittled down to 5, & one of them is my friend Louis “Luigi” Borda. Luigi, author of the Andiamo! Luigi Gets Around children’s book series, was standing by the little red Fiat that has itself become a local celebrity–with 2 police officers– when he was issued a ticket (check out the story & vote here).
A geography teacher at Philly magnet school Masterman, Mr. Borda was outside the School District of Philadelphia protesting recent budget cuts when he was hit with the ticket, adding insult to injury. Gotta love Philly.