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Philadelphia Launches New Online Block Party Application

The Philadelphia Streets Department has launched a new online Block Party Application.

07/21/2015

Tire Round-up workers fill a sanitation department truck's hopper with tires. (Credit: Molly Daly)

Community Groups Raise Money And Clean Up Neighborhoods With Tire Round-Up Program

The effort gives community groups an opportunity to raise money while cleaning up their neighborhoods.

07/11/2015

(City councilman Mark Squilla, right, questions  deputy streets commissioner Michael Carroll, left, during a Streets Department budget hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

As Crews Grapple with Philadelphia’s Pothole Epidemic, City Lawmakers Have Questions

Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(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

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Road Crews Work To Prevent Refreezing, Urge Residents To Shovel

Temperatures were up Sunday but were expected to slide back down at night. That had road crews working to prevent a big refreeze and officials in Philadelphia asking residents to do their part.

02/22/2015

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Philadelphia’s Streets Department Preparing For Not 1, But 2 Storms

It looks as if we’ll be getting a one-two punch from Mother Nature in the next two days, and crews are gearing up to keep the streets and highways clear.

01/25/2015

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Philly Kicks Off Christmas Tree Recycling Program

By Jim Donovan: Philadelphia’s Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program kicked off today and will run through Saturday, January 17. The 26-year old program was developed by the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division to provide citizens with […]

01/05/2015

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Philadelphia Offering Dozens of Locations For Christmas Tree Recycling

Trees that are recycled are used as compost at city parks and landscapes.

12/29/2014

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Philadelphia Streets Department Begins Annual Fall Leaf Collection Program

‘Tis the season….to be raking leaves. And in Philadelphia, the Streets Department has brought back curbside, mechanical leaf collection in certain neighborhoods.

11/12/2014

(A car makes its way along Martin Luther King Drive on November 7th, 2014.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Drivers Urged To Plan Routes Around Weekend-Long Closure of MLK Drive

The temporary closure is designed to allow city Streets Department crews to safely make repairs to the roadway, curbs, sidewalks, and walls along MLK Drive.

11/07/2014

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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

An example of illegal dumping near public litter baskets. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Streets Department Increasing Effort To Stop Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping around public litter baskets is becoming a big problem in Philadelphia and the streets department is stepping up its efforts to stop it.

08/29/2014

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Man Struck, Killed By City Of Philadelphia Vehicle On I-76

Police say a man was struck and killed by a Philadelphia Streets Department vehicle along the Schuylkill Expressway while trying to help his girlfriend.

04/13/2014

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Philadelphia Hoping To Make Quick Work of Latest Snowstorm

The City of Philadelphia ended its snow emergency declaration about noontime Monday.

03/03/2014

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City Asks Philadelphia Residents To Briefly Postpone Sidewalk Shoveling

With a second round of snow headed our way later today, the question is: must you shovel now, or can you wait until the last of the snow stops falling?

02/13/2014

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