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NEWS
February 20, 2009
I'M appalled that we may have to pay to have our trash picked up. People will now dump their trash anywhere they can. Do you really think people in neighborhoods like North Philly are going to pay to have their trash picked up when they don't even pay their utilities, or will they have it picked up for free because they are considered low-income? Would this be fair to people who get up and go to work every day? Deborah Bennett, Philadelphia
NEWS
July 22, 2004
AFTER trash/recycling day, our neighborhoods are left with litter and mess all over the place because careless sanitation crews throw bags and cans everywhere. I urge residents to take a digital photo of the individuals and trucks in question and report these violations to csstreets@phila.gov and managing.director@phila.gov. It's time sanitation crews did their jobs properly. Nikola Sizgorich Philadelphia
NEWS
March 23, 2007
AS A RESIDENT of this city for 54 years, I am totally disgusted with the filth on our highways, byways and residential streets. There is trash and filth everywhere you look. Where is the civic pride that was once a part of our culture? It is no wonder that it has gone by the wayside, as so many moral issues have. I have seen young children, teenagers and adults discard potato-chip bags, plastic soda bottles, candy wrappers, etc., right on the ground. This happens even when there is a litter basket but a few feet away.
NEWS
April 9, 1990 | By Ramona Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
James Gaskins swiftly tosses one swollen garbage sack after another from the curb into a yellow city compactor truck. "Yo, that's it," yells his partner as the two men heft trash-filled boxes along McKean Street in South Philadelphia. Newspapers and food packages, glass and plastic bottles, throw rugs and fragments of furniture - all land in the maw of the Streets Department truck. "This is what we get all day," Gaskins shrugs. The waste from the homes on McKean Street and the rest of the city is buried by the truckload at a Bucks County landfill.
NEWS
February 13, 1987
Just a note on trash. Two things would help: Get rid of junk mail and develop a trash bag with a nontoxic substance that repels animals. John Houghton Camden.
NEWS
November 15, 1987 | By Mary Lou Jerrell, Special to The Inquirer
The Merchantville Borough Council has approved a $3,800 expenditure to remove trash and debris from a vacant house on Clinton Avenue. The trash is to be removed in preparation for selling the house so it can be placed back on the tax books. The borough has owned the house since 1972, according to Mayor John F. Morrissey. Borough officials said they expect to remove 300 cubic yards of trash by the end of the month. About 50 yards are expected to be recyclable newspapers and heavy metal such as pipes.
NEWS
June 7, 1986 | By BOB WARNER and LEON TAYLOR, Daily News Staff Writers
As frustrated residents were hurling their Hefty bags into the street, Mayor Goode said yesterday that city trash collections will continue to be "chaotic and unpredictable" until Philadelphia builds a mass-burning trash plant at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. "Until we find a predictable disposal mechanism, we will have erratic and chaotic, crisis-oriented trash collection because we don't have a predictable place to put the trash," Goode told reporters. ". . . I apologize to the citizens for what is happening, but there is no way that we can solve this problem until we find some way inside this city to dispose of our trash.
NEWS
May 20, 1994 | BY ABE GOODHART
The other day as I was putting out trash and garbage it occurred to me that I was becoming an habitual criminal. Trouble is, I don't know where to turn myself in for breaking at least two trash and garbage laws each week. One law says recyclables such as paper, glass and metal cans must be placed in or next to a metal container holding up to 20 gallons. No plastic is allowed. These items are scheduled for collection on a specified day every other week. For my Northeast neighborhood, that day is Monday.
NEWS
September 10, 1986 | By DAVE RACHER, Daily News Staff Writer
A 49-year-old private trash hauler was sentenced yesterday to an 11 1/2- to 23-month prison term for paying about $20,000 in bribes to city Streets Department employees to allow illegal dumping at city facilities. Anthony Galiano, 49, of Franklin Street near Tasker, who previously pleaded guilty to a bribery charge, also was placed on four years' probation and ordered to make restitution to the city of $30,000 by Common Pleas Judge William Porter. Assistant District Attorney David Michelman said Galiano was one of 14 private haulers and 18 city workers arrested following a grand jury investigation of the payoff scheme, which operated between 1980 and 1985.
NEWS
July 15, 1990 | By Aliah D. Wright, Special to The Inquirer
In late June, Joan Kaplan of Bustleton noticed that her trash was being picked up two to three days late. "At first, I thought they changed the trash day," she said. Her trash was not the only one left sitting for days. Councilwoman Joan L. Krajewski, who represents the Sixth District, has received 15 to 20 complaints a day at her office. "I'm hearing from my neighbors and all of Mayfair," she said. "Our trash day here is Friday. Sometimes, it doesn't get collected until late Saturday night or early Sunday.
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NEWS
September 13, 2016
The thick black smoke seen billowing above the Camden waterfront on Sunday seemed especially concerning on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Buffeted by the wind, the plumes were even visible from Lincoln Financial Field during the Eagles' season opener against the Cleveland Browns. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/CbQNQBQJ9c — Josss (@Jozieee_H) September 11, 2016 But as it turned out, the source of the smoke was an industrial trash fire at Camden Iron & Metal, 1400 S. Front St., city fire officials said.
NEWS
September 4, 2016
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BUSINESS
August 29, 2016 | By Mark Zandi
The presidential election is fast approaching, and the candidates are bashing international trade. Both are opposed to the latest trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Donald Trump would go so far as to jack up tariffs on China and Mexico. The candidates are wrong to trash trade. They should embrace it. We do run a trade deficit with the rest of the world - we import more combined goods and services than we export - but this isn't costing us lots of jobs. Indeed, after you tot up all the positives and negatives from trade, it is an unambiguous net positive for the economy and our national security.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Animal investigators in Delaware County are trying to determine who threw a three-week-old kitten in the trash. A sanitation worker who was picking up trash on a residential street in Upper Darby on Monday realized something was moving in a sealed trash bag after he dumped it into his truck. "The trash worker saw the bag moving. He took it upon himself to open the bag," Justina Calgiano, spokeswoman for the Providence Animal Center in Media, said Wednesday. Inside, he found a hungry, calico kitten about three to four weeks old, Calgiano said.
NEWS
May 15, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
EWING, N.J. - As he stumped for Hillary Clinton on Friday, former President Bill Clinton threw a few jabs at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump - by slogan, not by name. Those looking to "make America great again," Clinton said, should "remember this: It wasn't so great for a lot of people, the way things once were. " At another point during his speech at the College of New Jersey, Clinton panned Trump's plan to build a wall on the Mexican border, jesting that the nation could build another to the north, and raise seawalls on our eastern and western coasts.
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