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Philadelphia Streets Will Begin Sprouting Speed-Control 'Cushions'Unlike traditional "speed bumps," they are designed so that fire engines, first responders, and certain other wide-track vehicles won't be affected by them.
Philadelphia Marks 'Recycling Day' With Thanks, and RemindersStreets commissioner David Perri says 2013 was a record-setting year for our city, which was among the first to institute a recycling program.
City To Install Decorative Lighted 'Masts' Along North Broad Street"The masts are 50-foot-tall, stainless steel columns, with a steel mesh, And they're lit from the inside, " explains Streets Department chief engineer Darin Gatti.
Phila. Road Engineers Say Speeders Will Trigger Red Lights On Kelly Drive"We actually are using wireless technology to determine the speed of the car," says city chief traffic and street lighting engineer Richard Montanez. "And then, based on that, we trigger the red light."
Philadelphia Prepares To Remove Illegal Advertising Benches CitywideThe advertising benches are typically cement and wood, and advertise everything from strip clubs to diners.
Philadelphia Schools, City Government Reopen on WednesdayNow that the brunt of Sandy has passed, crews from PECO and the Philadelphia Streets Department will be out trying to restore power and remove downed trees.
Philadelphia's Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites Now a Computer-and-TV GraveyardIn addition to the usual hazardous items such as paint, solvents, batteries, oil, and flammable liquids, there were dozens and dozens of TV monitors, personal computers, and printers.
Philadelphia Lawmakers Eye New Use For Old Trash: Energy ProductionWaste Management plans to build a $20-million facility in Northeast Philadelphia to process trash in a way that creates pellets which can be used as fuel.
Philadelphia's Two-Week, DIY Christmas Tree Recycling Period Gets UnderwayThe City of Philadelphia's Christmas tree recycling program wants you -- to bring your trees to them.
Philadelphia Begins Cleanup, Gingerly, Of 'Occupied' City Hall ApronCrews from the city's Department of Streets were beginning to dispose of pallets and trash from the encampment even as many protesters remained at the site.
'Occupy Philly' Costing Police Dept. $33,000 A Day In OvertimeThe "Occupy Philadelphia" protest at City Hall was in its sixth day on Tuesday, with several hundred protesters camping out on Dilworth Plaza.
Nutter "Not Completely Satisfied" With Snow Removal Across PhillyNutter says there are "too many areas" of Philadelphia where the condition of the streets are still quite poor.
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