May 29, 1995 |
Revolution is roiling on the river. Hear the voices: In Bridesburg: "Water, water everywhere and we can't get to it. " In Port Richmond: "Kids with fishing poles, this is what it's supposed to be. " Up in Tacony: "It's hidden behind all those dilapidated and rundown warehouses. " For years, Philadelphia communities on the Delaware have lived with little or no access to the river. Business and government owned the waterfront, and in what was taken as a fair trade, residents got jobs.
October 23, 1994 |
Should they stay or should they go? They are the popular benches in front of the Rite Aid store on Gay Street, and by a 4-2 Borough Council vote on Wednesday night, they go. The problem with the benches, their critics say, is that they have become a bit too popular, and with the wrong sort of people - those who litter and loiter for hours on end. Many business owners say that the bench users also scare away shoppers and restaurant patrons....
September 8, 1996 |
Frederick Disque and his springer spaniel, Molly, regularly dash into Creek Island, woodlands that might be the last 25 acres of undeveloped land in the area. "As we moved down the [Conrail-owned] right-of-way toward the causeway, Molly . . . stopped and struck a perfect point," Disque wrote in his June 1 journal of his trips through this township-owned forest. "With a loud roar, a covey of quail broke cover and vanished into the brush. " But Disque's diary entry soon turned into a tale of woe. "Scattered all over the trail and the right-of-way was used clothing, beer cans and broken wine bottles," he wrote.
June 12, 1995 |
The scene turned downright bucolic yesterday outside City Hall. PhilaPride released 100 rabbits to shoot part of the group's 30-second public-service announcement. The premise is to show that litter multiplies, and the rabbits represented litter. The ad is being shot by Art Institute of Philadelphia students as a class project.
March 18, 2008
Cleaning Up the Neighborhood What can Philadelphia residents do to rid their neighborhoods of trash - and prevent litter from returning? What has worked in your community? Comment in 100 words or fewer by March 24. Email: email@example.com. Put "Litter" in the subject field. Mail: Regional Commentary Page, The Inquirer, 800 River Road, Conshohocken, PA, 19428.
March 30, 1999 |
An ambulance driver makes good use of a litter yesterday in Fairmount Park near Georges Hill Drive during his lunch break. The balmy spring weather was expected to continue.
January 23, 1997 |
Hundreds of boxes of chicken litter an embankment after a tractor-trailer overturned on the Woodhaven Road exit ramp from northbound Interstate 95. The truck was loaded with 34,000 pounds of chicken, about two-thirds of which spilled out when it overturned and broke open yesterday morning.
July 17, 1994 |
Call it T-Day, for trash cleanup day. The target on July 9 was the Johnson Boulevard recreation area. The mission: to eliminate litter. Though the volunteers who reported at 9 a.m. were enthusiastic, they didn't count on the heat. Most retreated by 11, ending the campaign an hour early.
May 6, 1999 |
Pittsburgh has beaten us. Suburban counties have beaten us. Believe it or not, Philly is not Pennsylvania's litter champion - at least, if you go by the number of complaints piled up by a 2-year-old state hot line. Not first of the worst? Not this city where streets and sidewalks are bombarded with everything from potato chip bags to abandoned furniture? Nope. "Philly is low," said Ruth Becker, who runs the hot line that Pennsylvanians can call to turn in litterbugs and report their license plate numbers.