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One Day At A Time
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
May 15, 2019 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Armed with push brooms, air blowers, shovels and trash bags, a cleanup crew of nearly a dozen people methodically made their way east from 18th Street and Susquehanna Avenue to Broad Street. The street cleaners with One Day At A Time (ODAAT) — a drug and alcohol...
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Sharswood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
April 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In what officials say is just the start of a crackdown on dumpers, Philadelphia Housing Authority police have arrested two men for illegally dumping construction debris on lots owned by PHA in North Philadelphia. Katie Heer and Jon Sanborn were frustrated for months,...
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Recycling.
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Pat Loeb
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is close to signing a new contract for recycling services that will end the practice of incinerating at least half of what it picks up in curbside recycling, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams told City Council at a budget hearing Wednesday. Like other...
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Darby Creek watershed cleanup
Courtesy of Darby Creek Valley Association
Molly Daly
April 12, 2019 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part Saturday morning in the 35th annual Darby Creek Valley Association's Darby Creek watershed cleanup, and there's still time to sign up. DCVA Executive Director Susan Miller said the three-hour cleanup starts at 9 a.m.,...
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Crews fanned out along Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden, cleaning up several blocks along that commercial corridor to start off a city wide effort to clear blight across the city.
David Madden/KYW Newsradio
David Madden
April 09, 2019 - 2:58 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Crews fanned out along Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden, cleaning up several blocks along that commercial corridor to start off a city wide effort to clear blight across the city. This is the second year of Camden’s “Team Up Clean Up” effort, and Mayor Frank Moran hopes...
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Sharswood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
April 03, 2019 - 2:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia neighborhood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it. The city has taken many steps to fight illegal dumping but in this case, the trash just keeps piling up. Katie Heer loves her Sharswood neighborhood...
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Every day at 11 a.m., Poppy and Gilly - domestic rats - demonstrate their skills to visitors at KidZooU, the zoo's Children's zoo and education center.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
January 31, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Have you ever been unsure which recycle receptacle to throw your trash into? The Philadelphia Zoo has some green rats that may be able to help you. Every day at 11 a.m., Poppy and Gilly — domestic rats — demonstrate their skills to visitors at KidZooU, the children's...
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Independence Hall
Paul Gluck
John McDevitt
January 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the partial government shutdown extends to another week, one youth organization plans to help affected national parks, including Independence National Historical Park. Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) will be picking up trash in five national parks...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, a class of eighth-grade students and their chaperones sit in a meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif., below Yosemite Falls.
AP Photo/Scott Smith, File
December 31, 2018 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. "It's...
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Changes in the recycling market have prompted Philadelphia to temporarily give up on processing at least half of the recyclables it collects at curbside.
Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
December 31, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Streets Department continues to collect recycling from every part of the city, but for the last few months, only about half of it has actually been getting recycled. That's because of a sea change in the recycling market that will mean new rules for...
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