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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Weddings Afloat

If you’re thinking of tying the knot and are looking for a memorable, small-scale ceremony, how about a nautical nuptials?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Philadelphia Environmental Groups Say Jim Kenney Is Best Choice For Mayor

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Penn Environment, and the Sierra Club made their selection based on a questionnaire the candidates were asked to fill out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Bike rental station at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, in Oaks, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Starts Its Bike-Rental Program at Two Park Locations

It’s on a much smaller scale, but bicycles can now be rented with a smartphone app along two biking trails in Montgomery County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(The blue pathway, made of permeable paving material, and the mulched garden are designed to absorb rainwater.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A South Philadelphia Elementary School Gets Rainwater Management System

Part of the asphalt playground at the Nebinger Elementary School has been transformed into a rain garden.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(L-R, outside the new recycling center: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri; Sun Ray, the "Philadelphia More Beautiful" mascot; Curby Bucket, the city's recycling mascot; and deputy streets commissioner Donald Carlton.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

City Opens Its Fifth Large-Item Trash Dropoff Center, in West Philadelphia

“We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner,” David Perri said at today’s dedication.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to I-95 and the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

PennDOT Imposing Oversight for Billboards Near Philadelphia’s Interstate Highways

Since the 1970s, Penndot has allowed Philadelphia’s mayor and City Council to regulate billboards along state highways, but Penndot officials now fear that federal highway dollars are at risk without their direct oversight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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On Earth Day, Local Environmentalist Discusses Present, Future State Of Our Planet

It is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and an area environmental leader is reflecting on the strides made in protecting the planet through the years along with the major issues like climate change that still need to be addressed.

04/22/2015

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Innovative Bench At Independence National Historical Park Monitors Air Quality, Weather

Philadelphia is one of five cities to test out a high-tech bench that allows the public to participate in the measurement of air quality and weather information.

04/22/2015

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Pa. PUC Urges PGW To Hike Gas Bills So It Can Rebuild Failing Pipes Quicker

One of the PUC’s recommendations would be to increase PGW’s “distribution system improvement charge,” which is billed to customers, above the current five-percent cap.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

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Some Well Known Philadelphians Enlisted To Promote Vegetarianism

Among those who are joining the cause, at least temporarily, is Philadelphia schools superintendent William Hite.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

(Bradley Maule, setting up his "One Man's Trash" exhibit at the Fairmount Water Works.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: Trash as Art, and as a Reminder

“One Man’s Trash” is a look at the trash picked up in Fairmount Park by just one person over the course of one year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/19/2015

Josh Shapiro, chair of the Montgomery County commisioners, speaks to reporters about train safety efforts.  Commissioner Bruce Castor is at left, and commissioer Val Arkoosh is at right.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Leaders Say They Are Upgrading Capabilities to Deal With Train Derailment Oil Spills

With recent high-profile derailments in the news, county officials gathered Friday to give an update on emergency preparedness.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

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More Post-Sandy Dune Enhancements Begin Along South Jersey Shoreline

Margate is fighting the plan in court.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/17/2015

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Hundreds To Plant Trees At Flight 93 Memorial

About 22,000 seedlings will be planted over the course of two days.

04/17/2015

(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to I-95 and the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

City Council Approves New Rules For Billboards in City of Philadelphia

The end result could be fewer billboards overall, but more of them would be digital electronic displays.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015