Michael DiBerardinis

Philadelphia Official Acknowledges Huge Backlog in Care For City's TreesCity officials seem stumped, so to speak, over how to keep up with the growing number of city-owned trees that need to be pruned or removed.
Sweeping Safety Changes Coming To Philadelphia PoolsAt a city council hearing this past week, Deputy Mayor Michael DiBerardinis unveiled sweeping changes in the supervision of non-swimmers:
Eakins Oval, Fronting the Art Museum, Will Get A Recreational Theme For SummerBeginning July 17th and running through August 18th, it will be turned into a seashore-themed "Park on the Parkway," featuring areas to relax, learn, and grab a bite.
Phila. Council Committee OKs Harsh Penalties For Riding ATVs in City Parklands"We simply do not have the space in Philadelphia to allow for safe operation of these vehicles and to create a buffer to help prevent community and environmental disruptions," said parks commissioner Michael Diberardinis.
Council Addresses Recreation Center Violence At Only Hearing Of SummerMore surveillance cameras may be part of the answer as city officials briefed City Council on what they admit is an 'uptick' in violence at recreation centers and in the parks.
City To Convert Blacktop Into Parkland At Philadelphia SchoolsTurning acres of little-used paved surfaces at Philadelphia school yards into parkland is the goal of a program being launched tomorrow by city officials.
Philadelphia Budget Hearing Focuses On Parks Department's Changing FortunesSupporters of Philadelphia's vast Fairmount Park system packed City Council chambers on Tuesday, urging the lawmakers to restore park system funding that has been cut in recent years.