The city has seen an increase in cell phone thefts. A state bill to ban machines which purchase old cell phones is moving forward on the grounds they offer phone thieves a quick payment.
A bill that outlaws automated purchasing machines like the two in Franklin Mills was voted favorably out of committee last week.
The Philadelphia Gas Works is poised to pay out $4 million over the next 21 months to city residents who invest in energy-efficiency improvements to their homes.
Police are trying to identify a robber who held up a woman making a night deposit at a Rhawnhurst bank on Sept. 17.
An alleged burglar who has appeared on Northeast Detectives’ last two monthly Most Wanted lists has been linked to nine additional break-ins at bank ATMs throughout the city this summer.
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.
Police on Friday released video of a robber attacking a woman at a Northeast automated teller machine and asked for the public’s help in identifying the thug.
Every year, the city controller does a random check of equipment inventories and petty cash accounts at city schools, and every year, finds that stuff is missing.
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