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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

(credit: Ashley Winkwith, Philadelphia)

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

Keeping the “Walk” In Sidewalk Cafes

The beautiful weather has more diners seeking sidewalk tables and more restaurants putting them out – sometimes at the expense of pedestrians.

04/30/2011

Residents from all over the city chipped in to help cleanup the city. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Mayor Nutter Declares ‘Cleanup’ A Success

Volunteers took on 252 projects last weekend, the most ever registered for a cleanup effort in the city.

04/05/2011

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Philadelphia Officials Host Event To Show Appreciation For Area Block Captains

Philadelphia hosted a rally this afternoon at the Pennsylvania convention center for 1,500 of its block captains.

03/26/2011

Clarena Tolson says the city only has enough salt to handle one more storm like this (file photo by KYW's John McDevitt)

Streets Commish Asks City Council To Buy More Salt

Streets commissioner Clarena Tolson asked council to approve spending an extra $1.9 million for road salt. She says the current supply — about 12-thousand tons — is enough only to cover one more major storm.

02/18/2011

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Philadelphia’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program Starts Monday

The city’s annual Christmas tree recycling program will begin on Monday January 3rd, and run for 11-days; offering residents an environmentally safe option for disposing of their trees.

12/29/2010

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