Now the Streets Department has an unusual plan to combat the signs: pestering the culprits with robo-calls.
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.
Tuesday trash and recycling collections have been suspended.
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.
It is not just snow we are dealing with tonight, bitterly cold temperatures are on the way as well.
The Philadelphia Streets Department says that it is continuing its snow-fighting efforts into the afternoon.
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.
Samara Banks and three children were struck and killed by what police say were drag racers on the Boulevard near Second Street in Feltonville.
Thousands of volunteers will be rolling up their sleeves Saturday for the sixth annual Philly Spring Cleanup.
The Nutter administration is starting to enforce the laws against posting so-called “bandit signs” onto utility poles on street corners throughout Philadelphia.
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.
Philadelphia has strict rules on setting out trash at the curb, but a councilman says those rules should be relaxed for senior citizens.
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.
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.
The beautiful weather has more diners seeking sidewalk tables and more restaurants putting them out – sometimes at the expense of pedestrians.