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    • Workers from the city's street's department pave a street.

Want to know when the city is filling that pothole? There’s an app for that.

Peace out, potholes! It’s paving season! Philly kicked off the start of its annual campaign against its notoriously busted streets on Wednesday with the release of multiple online tools for tracking…

    • The sidewalks on Naima Miller's Point Breeze block are slanting, cracked and sinking. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Spring is sidewalk season in Philly but watch your step — those cracks aren’t getting fixed

Naima Miller remembers the exact crack on the sidewalk where she twisted her ankle four years ago. She was walking to the store when she tripped on the broken pavement in…

    • Litter blows on Germantown Avenue. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Philly names 6 neighborhoods for street cleaning experiment

Philadelphia, a city whose name has become nearly synonymous with litter, is launching a first-of-its-kind sanitation pilot effort that will seek to clean up six particularly trash-strewn sections of the city.…

    • Image Description: Philadelphia Water Department workers excavate at the intersection of 5th and Chestnut. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Broken pipe closes 5th Street in heart of Old City for 2 weeks

Don’t even try to use a car in Old City this weekend. The Philadelphia Water Department has closed South 5th Street between Chestnut and Walnut  in hopes of preventing a road…

    • A city street sweeper cleans Chester Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Philly street cleaning pilot will 'blow trash into street' to bypass parking issues

The city has revealed the first details about a planned street cleaning pilot project that will endeavor to improve Philadelphia’s lackluster litter collection efforts. The new information comes the same week…

    • 2019 04 kpaynter street seeping

PPA makes millions ticketing drivers for blocking street sweepers that rarely show

Why is the Philadelphia Parking Authority ticketing cars for blocking street sweepers — on streets the city doesn’t actually sweep 75 percent of the time? Ryan Briggs and Aaron Moselle answer…

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