Peco CEO Mike Innocenzo told the Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committee that 715,000 customers lost power — 40 percent of the Peco system and 70 percent of Peco customers in the suburbs — due to the February 5th ice storm.
A community organization in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia wants to acquire a vacant lot and turn it into a private dog park.
This “winter that just won’t end” has been trying for us humans, but it’s been murder on a type of bug that’s devastating Pennsylvania’s state tree.
This isn’t the first time Lower Merion has done a special pick-up of tree debris, but township officials say it will rival the Hurricane Sandy cleanup.
On a planet 2/3 covered with water, it may boggle the mind that so little of it is fit to drink, or use in industry or agriculture.
The self-designated “Cat Crew” usually sets their traps twice each week, bringing in about ten strays each time.
A New York hunter has been cited by the Pennsylvania Game Commission following the discovery earlier this month of the mutilated remains of a bobcat in a vacant lot at 31st and Jefferson Streets in the Brewerytown section of North Philadelphia.
“I agree with most of your comments on the free market,” Rep. Robert Goshall told an electric industry representative who testified. “Unfortunately, that hasn’t worked.”
This is the second time in the last few weeks that the 45-year-old main has ruptured, spilling five million gallons of raw sewage into Valley Creek.
South Jersey took the brunt of this late-winter storm.
The City of Philadelphia is hoping to give away more than 2000 free trees over the next few weeks as part of an ongoing effort to make Philadelphia the city of “arborly love.”
Potholes are caused by macadam freezing and thawing, then cracking. But Leslie McCarthy, assistant professor of engineering at Villanova University, says tests are underway on new materials which resist contraction.
But starting May 1st, the 57 families still remaining in FEMA housing will be charged market-rate rent.
Officials in Radnor Township, Delaware County are cautioning residents of the Main Line community to be on the alert after a raccoon and fox have both tested positive for rabies over the past two weeks.
The city’s health commissioner, Dr. Donald Schwarz, said he supports the Council measure which would prohibit e-cigarettes in public spaces.