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Philadelphia Officials Host Event To Show Appreciation For Area Block Captains

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia hosted a rally this afternoon at the Pennsylvania convention center for 1,500 of its block captains.

The event was to show appreciation to block captains and junior block captains with lunch, live entertainment and raffle drawings. It also was a time for residents to see what resources are available for their communities.

“There is a variety of community service organizations, non-profit organizations and government agencies that are all here informing them about the services they can have to improve the quality from town watch to L&I and of course the streets department. They can learn about recycling,” said Carlton Williams, deputy streets commissioner.

Roseann Rocco is a block captain for the 6500 block of Torresdale Avenue in the Tacony section. She was gathering information on how to keep her block looking good. “It makes me feel good to see our neighborhood clean and everyone getting along because you should love your neighbor that’s an important thing.”

Next Saturday there is a city-wide clean up effort scheduled, you can get involved by going to

Reported By John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio.

  • william

    We don’t need trash cleanup block captains in philly. we need neighorohood watch block captains. Burglaries are skyrocketing.

  • Frank Graff

    What a way to campaign, and guess what? they’ll fall for it. We have to wake up and really see the exploitation by elected officials. Taxes on properties next year go up 20%, and people are swallowing block captain stuff. As head of Penndot, we would at any citizens call, go out and provide pick up and hand out trash bags, and even manpower if requested. And it wasn’t even our duty. Pleas wake up people of modest incomes, and vote them out this May.

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