Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson

The Philadelphia City Council-approved trash-to-energy plant would convert trash into pellets, like these, that could then be incinerated. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Environmental Group Voices Concerns Over Council-Approved Trash-To-Energy Plant

Philadelphia City Council this past week signed off on plans for a new trash-to-energy plant, despite concerns by some environmental groups that it could do more harm than good.


(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

This Spring, Streets Department Pruning Unregistered Outdoor Cafes

Flowers aren’t the only things that blossom with the arrival of spring. Philadelphia officials say the sidewalks bloom with tables and chairs — set out by cafes and restaurants, often without approval.