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Stanley's Hardware Named First Stormwater Pioneer

Friday, December 12, 2014  |  MWood

“You don’t get a chance very often in life to be a pioneer at anything,” noted Stanley’s True Value Hardware President Mark Jaconski, who with his brother Joe was honored as Philadelphia’s first Stormwater Pioneer....

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Ralph Brooks Groundbreaking Rescheduled

Wednesday, December 3, 2014  |  PublicRC

Please join Philadelphia Eagle Connor Barwin, Mayor Michael Nutter, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, State Representative Jordan Harris, PWD Deputy Commissioner Chris Crockett and other partners as we break ground on a revitalization project for Ralph Brooks Park in Point Breeze....

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1st Annual Mill Creek Tour

Wednesday, November 26, 2014  |  PublicRC

Mill Creek can be found on 19th century maps of Philadelphia, draining more than 4,000 acres of West Philadelphia with its main stem and tributaries....

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Congratulations to Stanley's True Value Hardware

Thursday, November 20, 2014  |  MWood

It’s official. PWD named the first Stormwater Pioneer—Stanley’s Hardware in Roxborough. Congratulations to third-generation business owners Mark and Joe Jaconski and their stormwater management design team from Ruggiero Plante Land Design....

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Introducing Stormwater Pioneers!

Friday, November 14, 2014  |  PublicRC

More and more Philadelphia businesses are using green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff on their properties. Whether required by PWD regulations or encouraged through incentives, private property owners recognize the important role they play in reducing pollution in our streams when it rains. They are also setting a higher bar with excellent, cost-effective designs....

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Break Ground at Ralph Brooks Park with Philadelphia Eagle Connor Barwin

Thursday, November 13, 2014  |  PublicRC

Ralph Brooks Tot Lot, a small playground in Point Breeze with basketball courts and a play area for children, was named after a seven year old boy who was shot and paralyzed at the site in 1988. The shooting galvanized the community and the park has carried his name as a symbol against violence ever since. The park, now over 25 years old, has seen better days...and soon it will again....

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