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MLK Day of Service Will Help Philly Rivers. Here's How:

Thursday, January 14, 2016  |  Brian.R

As far as resumes go, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s is pretty hard to top. A 200,000-person march on Washington that was crucial in helping to pass the Civil Rights Act? Check. A year-long bus boycott that eventually led to a Supreme Court ruling declaring segregated buses unconstitutional? Check....

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Mayor Kenney Names McCarty to Lead Philadelphia Water

Tuesday, January 5, 2016  |  Brian.R

Newly elected Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney rang in 2016 by naming Debra A. McCarty as the new Commissioner of the Philadelphia Water Department. McCarty, the first woman to hold the title of Commissioner, was serving as Deputy Commissioner and Director of Operations....

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UPDATE: More Work Expected at 13th and Locust

Tuesday, December 29, 2015  |  Brian.R

Philadelphia Water recognizes that work performed last night at that intersection caused some concern among citizens in the area. While the work being performed was not unusual, we apologize for the disturbance and any misunderstanding regarding the nature of our activities....

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Photos: Green City, Clean Waters Gets Cheers at Smith Celebration

Monday, December 28, 2015  |  SClarkJr

You might think it’d be hard for green stormwater infrastructure to get much attention when you have a star NFL player (Connor Barwin) talking about fun things like a completely renovated recreation center and the new athletic fields and basketball courts coming to Smith Playground in South Philadelphia....

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