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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Mayor Kenney is on board for city-wide street cleaning if you are

At the beginning of the year, Councilman Squilla spoke out about bringing a street-cleaning program back to the city, even though his “South Philly brethren will probably freak out about it.”

 Litter at 12th and McKean

Litter at 12th and McKean

In a recent article from NBC News, Mayor Kenney shared his thoughts on the program. If Philadelphians are willing to move their cars for street cleaning, he’s on board.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Recycle your Christmas tree at these upcoming events

In 2014 according to the National Christmas Tree Association, $1 billion was spent in the US to purchase 26.3 million real trees. Despite being a viable resource, many of these trees close out the holiday season in a landfill. With a little extra planning, however, trees are being given a second life through Treecycling.

Across the nation, Treecycling—recycling trees and greens for reuse—has been crafted to meet the needs of specific regions. In Louisiana, trees are used to combat coastal erosion; at the Oakland zoo, elephants who enjoy the sweet taste of evergreens dine on discarded trees; fisherman in Portland use woody trees to reinvigorate fish habitats; and in Philadelphia mulch has been used to beautify parks, schoolyards, senior centers, and vacant lots.

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The Philadelphia Streets Department announced last week that their Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program, now in its 27th year, will run this year from January 4-January 16. Trees may be dropped off at Sanitation Convenience Centers and collection sites throughout the city.

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Edge lines being repainted on Washington Avenue

Plans for the restriping of Washington Avenue have been in the works since early 2014. While the full-on restriping isn’t being completed just yet, some small victories are being made in terms of visibility and safety on the road.

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Photo of Washington Avenue from PlanPhilly.

This week the Streets Department will be working to repaint the edge lines as a safety measure for Washington Avenue. According to the Bicycle Coalition, “The line will be at, or just under, five-feet between parked cars and the outside travel lane.”

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Garbage truck gets stuck on 100 block of Manton Street

It looks like one garbage truck got into a little trouble in Pennsport last week.

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Photo by Reddit user Opbombshellivy.

This Streets Department vehicle decided it was a good idea to move barriers and drive through an area where work was being done to fix a sinkhole on the 100 block of Manton Street. Good idea, right?

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