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(So-called "bandit" signs attached to a utility pole in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Councilman Introduces Bill To Crack Down on ‘Bandit’ Signs in Philly

Sixth District councilman Bobby Henon says bandit signs -– usually offering cash for gold or cash for your home or car — are a constant and annoying nuisance throughout the city.



Philly Future Track Program Returns

The Philadelphia Streets Department is taking applications to be part of the second class of a program which aims to get young adults on the right track.


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Two-Month Road Construction Project For Southeast Center City Begins Monday

A big chunk of the resurfacing project will take place from Market to South Streets along 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th streets. Rotating parking restrictions and street closures are expected.


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Extensive Efforts For Clean-Up Crews Following 4th of July Jam

Cleanup efforts were underway following Philadelphia’s 4th of July Jam on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Thursday night.


(Mayor Nutter announces the new "Philly Future Track" program.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Begins New On-The-Job Vocational Training Effort

The program, “Philly Future Track,” provides paid positions for 130 young people who are out of work and not going to college.



Philadelphia Encouraging Residents To Bring Trees In For Recycling

The Streets Department says it is offering an environmentally friendly alternative for the disposal of your Christmas tree after the holidays.


(Rick Dickson of the Philadelphia Parking Authority testifies before the Streets Committee of City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Philadelphia Council Committee OKs Changes To Resident Parking Petition Rules

The changes are aimed at easing neighbor-versus-neighbor squabbles.



Philadelphia Streets Department Rounding Up Abandoned Bicycles

Philadelphia Streets Department crews will be out, starting tomorrow, rounding up abandoned bicycles in advance of Old Man Winter.


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Road And Transit Officials Deal With Winter Storm

With snow and rain expected to impact the area, officials were working hard to keep roads and transit running smoothly on Tuesday.


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Road Closures, SEPTA Detours Expected As Philadelphia Laces Up For Marathon Weekend

The big race isn’t until Sunday, but Marathon weekend here in Philadelphia officially kicks off today as many of the over 30,000 runners and 60,000 spectators arrive in town.


(Philadelphia city controller Alan Butkovitz, at lectern, addresses reporters.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Phila. Controller Says City Departments Failing To Control Contractor Shortcuts

City controller Alan Butkovitz is critical of several city departments for their lack of oversight in connection with construction activity in North Philadelphia, near the Temple University campus.



BLOG: Center City Repaving Alert!

By Jim Donovan: If you live, work, or plan to visit Center City Philadelphia in the upcoming weeks I wanted you to know about some scheduled road work that may disrupt traffic/parking. The following streets […]



Philadelphia Streets Department Collecting Household Hazardous Materials Today

Even though the materials that are collected Saturday only amount to one-percent of the entire waste stream, Streets department spokesman Scott McGrath says they do present a problem to the public and the environment if they go into landfills.


Christmas Trees

Streets Department Announces Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The Philadelphia Streets Department has announced that The Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program will run for two weeks in 2012.


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Mayor Nutter Plans On Vetoing ‘Wall Wrap’ Measure

Mayor Nutter plans on closing out the year by wielding his veto plan, nixing a plan for a large ‘wall wrap’ advertisement on a Center City building.





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