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(FILE PHOTO: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri,  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

(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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Cold and Snow Slow Down Trash Collections in Philadelphia

Mother Nature has packed a whallop for trash collection vehicles in the city, according to Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri.

01/09/2014

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Philadelphia’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program Begins Jan. 6

Philadelphia residents can start dropping off their Christmas trees for recycling on Monday, January 6th.

12/30/2013

(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.

09/19/2013

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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.

09/02/2013

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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.

08/02/2013

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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.

07/05/2013

(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.

01/14/2013

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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.

12/27/2012

(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.

12/05/2012

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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.

11/28/2012

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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.

11/27/2012

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