Brief news items from around the River Wards.
City to begin collecting leaves
PennDOT is planning a redesign and expansion of Interstate 95 that will cause changes in Bridesburg's traffic patterns, leaving some locals miffed.
You can put your trash out as early as 5 p.m. and not be subject to fines.
Thrill show tickets on sale now
What residents can do in the aftermath of the flood damage that occured last week on several blocks in Port Richmond.
The Streets Department will hold its 2013 Tire Round-Up Program on Saturday, Aug. 17. Participants may drop off illegally discarded tires at Torresdale Avenue and Ashburner Street or at Pennway Street and St. Vincent Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee, part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, will wind down its 2013 volunteer cleaning season with the last of its three cleanups scheduled for the Northeast’s 2nd, 7th, 8th and 15th Police districts.
River Wards neighbors are among those on Councilman Bobby Henon’s “Problem Properties Advisory Council,” which hosted a “Bad Neighbor Hearing” last Tuesday. The message for these landlords? Shape up, or ship out.