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City Of Philadelphia Looks To Fight ‘Bandit Signs’ With Robo-Calls

Now the Streets Department has an unusual plan to combat the signs: pestering the culprits with robo-calls.

04/14/2014

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Snow Plowing Cost Philadelphia Taxpayers $18-Million, Streets Commissioner Says

City officials have tallied the cost of plowing the streets of Philadelphia during the wicked winter — and the price tag is roughly three times that of a normal winter.

04/09/2014

(A narrow block of Ellsworth Street, in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Tuesday Trash & Recycling Pick-Up Suspended In Philadelphia Because Of Snow

Tuesday trash and recycling collections have been suspended.

02/17/2014

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Winter Storm Impacts Trash And Recycling Collections In Philadelphia

Philadelphia residents who regularly set out their items in the rear driveway, must set them out at the curb for pickup. Citizens should set their materials out on their regularly scheduled collection day.

02/04/2014

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Philadelphia Braces For ‘One-Two Punch’ From Winter Storm

It is not just snow we are dealing with tonight, bitterly cold temperatures are on the way as well.

01/02/2014

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Philadelphia’s Snow-fighting Efforts Remain In Full Gear

The Philadelphia Streets Department says that it is continuing its snow-fighting efforts into the afternoon.

12/10/2013

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Recycling Programs In Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s recycling program not only helps to keep the city and environment clean, it allows residents to earn rewards when they recycle.

12/02/2013

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Earlier Set-Out Time For Trash Pickup In Philadelphia Starts This Week

Starting this week, Philadelphia residents will be able to set their trash at the curb a couple of hours earlier than currently allowed, the night before its collected.

09/30/2013

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City Studies Putting Pedestrian Crossing Where Family Was Struck And Killed On Boulevard

Samara Banks and three children were struck and killed by what police say were drag racers on the Boulevard near Second Street in Feltonville.

07/23/2013

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Thousands Expected To Take Part In 6th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup

Thousands of volunteers will be rolling up their sleeves Saturday for the sixth annual Philly Spring Cleanup.

04/13/2013

"Bandit Signs" (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

City Cracks Down On Tacking Illegal Signs On Utility Poles

The Nutter administration is starting to enforce the laws against posting so-called “bandit signs” onto utility poles on street corners throughout Philadelphia.

08/24/2012

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Nutter Administration To Target ‘Bandit Signs’

Those ugly signs you see attached to utility poles — offering to buy your home or car, cheap — are the target of a new crackdown being launched later this spring by the Nutter administration.

03/25/2012

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Councilman Wants Trash Rules Relaxed For Senior Citizens

Philadelphia has strict rules on setting out trash at the curb, but a councilman says those rules should be relaxed for senior citizens.

02/20/2012

E-Cycling Added To MLK Day Of Service At Girard College

There’s a different sort of community service event on Monday, marking Martin Luther King Day. It’s e-cycling, as in recycling for electronics.

01/15/2012

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Schuylkill River Flooding Reaches ‘Near Record Highs’

The Schuylkill River is cresting Sunday afternoon at levels not seen since the 19th century. Mayor Nutter says the flooding along that river — and near the city’s creeks — remains a threat to safety.

08/28/2011

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