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  • 17 Aug 2020 10:02 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    For the week of August 17th, residents should set their materials out on their regular day but expect collection delays throughout the week. The Streets Department anticipates trash will be slightly delayed and recycling will be significantly behind as crews continue to prioritize trash collections to mitigate the threat to health and safety. Collections continue to be impacted by severe weather, increased tonnage and attendance. 

    The Streets Department anticipated being caught up on trash and recycling by the end of this week, but collections were significantly delayed by the severe rainstorms.  While crews were able to catch up on the majority of recycling that sat prolonged at the curb from previous weeks on Monday, August 10th , collecting materials during the harsh rain presented additional challenges by the end of the week. 

    Crews are continuously working throughout the weekend to collect materials that remain on the ground. Residents should anticipate the possibility of additional delays as the Department continues to balance increased tonnage and staff shortages. These factors have made on-time collections for both commodities a major challenge.   

    To avoid collection delays, residents are strongly encouraged to use  Sanitation Convenience Centers that will remain open seven days a week, from Monday through Sunday between the hours of 6AM to 8PM. Residents can utilize the six Centers located around the City to drop off trash and recycling at any time throughout the week.  Please remember to show proof of Philadelphia residency to access the Convenience Centers. Go to for a list of Sanitation Convenience Centers.

  • 14 Aug 2020 8:11 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Francis Rafferty

    Former Philadelphia Councilman-at-Large Francis “Fran” Rafferty has died of complications from COVID-19, according to former congressman Bob Brady. The news was confirmed by Rafferty’s wife, Pat

  • 13 Aug 2020 11:44 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    AMC Theatres, the nation's largest movie theater chain, will reopen in the U.S. on Aug. 20 with retro ticket prices of 15 cents per movie.

    AMC Entertainment, which owns the chain, said Thursday that it expects to open the doors to more than 100 cinemas — or about a sixth of its nationwide locations — on Aug. 20 with throwback pricing for a day.

  • 12 Aug 2020 3:14 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Philly restaurants and bars are getting creative for summer and fall 2020.

    Across the city, Philly’s entrepreneurs and chefs have found new ways to offer diners inventive outdoor food-and-drink experiences this year.

  • 11 Aug 2020 10:27 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    Over 60 restaurants will participate in Restaurant Week on Sept. 13 through Sept. 25.  The restaurants are working with the Center City District to "create a safe experience so residents and visitors can support local businesses and keep local workers employed."

  • 10 Aug 2020 12:44 PM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The art has missed you—and so have we! We're excited to announce that on September 6, we’ll be open to visitors again, and we can’t wait to see you.

    They've taken every precaution to ensure that the museum is a safe space for all of us, so be sure to check their website for more information on what you can expect when you visit. There are new protocols in place to help create a worry-free experience, including no-touch temperature checks, enhanced cleaning procedures, limited capacity, new hours, and more.

    And for those who aren’t quite ready to come in person, we’ll continue offering inspiring digital experiences that bring the art to you.

  • 10 Aug 2020 11:18 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

  • 10 Aug 2020 10:08 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

    The Philadelphia Flower Show is moving to a new location next year, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the show’s organizer, announced Thursday in an email to members. The location is yet to be determined, but PHS is looking at early summer of 2021, instead of its usual early March schedule.

  • 09 Aug 2020 10:09 AM | Travis Oliver (Administrator)

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