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(President of Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Daniel McElhatton speaks outside City Hall.  Behind him is an "energy guzzling refrigerator" character provided by Peco.  Photo  by Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Marks ‘Recycling Day’ With Thanks, and Reminders

Streets commissioner David Perri says 2013 was a record-setting year for our city, which was among the first to institute a recycling program.

11/13/2014

( File photo by CBS 3)

Philadelphia Using Millions in Red-Light Camera Fines For Traffic Improvements

The City of Philadelphia will get $3½ million from red-light camera fines this year.

10/24/2014

(Mayor Nutter is flanked by officials from the city, relief agencies, and others as he speaks with reporters about the latest flooding.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Post-Flooding Dangers Still Lurk, Philadelphia Officials Warn

Mayor Nutter cautioned people — particularly parents — not to let their guard down.

05/01/2014

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Snow Plowing Cost Philadelphia Taxpayers $18-Million, Streets Commissioner Says

City officials have tallied the cost of plowing the streets of Philadelphia during the wicked winter — and the price tag is roughly three times that of a normal winter.

04/09/2014

(Credit: Pat Loeb)

PPA: Snow Taking Up Spaces Doesn’t Change Parking Rules

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says despite mounds of snow at many curbsides, no one is getting a break this week.

02/17/2014

Snow is a dirty four letter word to many Philadelphians these days. (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Snow Parking In Many Spaces Throughout Philadelphia

On-street parking in Philadelphia — always in short supply– has been sharply reduced by snow.

02/16/2014

(Mayor Nutter and other city officials hold a briefing on the city snow cleanup.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Aided By Warmer Temperatures, Cleanup of Philadelphia Streets Continues

Philadelphia’s snow emergency declaration was being lifted at 2pm today.

02/14/2014

(File photo by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Salting, Plowing Underway Throughout Philadelphia

Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri says his crews would remain on the job for as long as the storm continues, and beyond.

02/13/2014

FILE PHOTO: Salt trucks out in full force (credit: Paul Kurtz)

Phila. Councilman Wants Hearing On Road Salt Dangers and Misuse

City councilman Jim Kenney has a long list of concerns about how the Streets Department uses salt during snowstorms. Topping the list is whether road salt poses serious health hazards to dogs or small children.

02/08/2014

(FILE PHOTO: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri, at lectern, uses an entrance alcove of City Hall on Feb. 3, 2014 to talk about the city's response to the storm.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Streets Commissioner Apologizes For Uncleared Streets In NW Philly

“We understand that (Streets Department) resources are taxed,” said city councilwoman Cindy Bass, “but there were some areas that really seemed to be not touched at all — some areas in West Mt. Airy, some areas in Chestnut Hill.”

02/06/2014

(An ice-laden tree stands sentinel over a center city street.)

Philadelphia Treating City Streets on a Case-by-Case Basis

Streets commissioner David Perri says most of the problems caused by the storm are in the city’s northeast and northwest sections.

02/05/2014

(FILE PHOTO: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri, at lectern, uses an entrance alcove of City Hall on Feb. 3, 2014 to talk about the city's response to the storm.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Officials Urge City To Keep Things Normal Despite Snowstorm

No snow emergency was declared by the city, and all government operations were kept on schedule, to avoid an early rush hour.

02/03/2014

(Credit: CBS3)

Winter Storm Leaves Mark On Delaware Valley

Another winter blast blanketed the region Saturday with a modest covering of snow, but it still caused some problems for area residents.

01/25/2014

(Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri describes efforts to find a place for all that snow.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philly Streets Commissioner Says Center City Snow Must Be Carted Far Afield

According to city officials, crews are “lifting” it.

01/22/2014

(Philadelphia's streets commissioner says this week's traffic light problems at 30th Street were NOT the result of the ultra-cold temperatures that affected dozens of other signals around the city.  File photo by Ian Bush)

Severe Cold Froze Dozens of Philly Traffic Signals; 30th St. Was Different, Says Official

“When moisture gets inside of these older traffic signal boxes and the temperatures drop quickly, they freeze up inside, causing problems with the signals,” streets commissioner David Perri explains.

01/10/2014

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