Friday, February 12, 2016

It's Cleanup Time

It's Cleanup Time

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Mayor Nutter warms up with a round of calisthenics before a recent neighborhood cleanup in Fishtown. Ed Hille, Staff Photographer

That pile of trash in that lot that frustrates you? That old graffitied-building across the street from your house? Those sidewalk weeds that have grown knee-high? Well, Saturday is the official day for neighbors to band together to clean it all up. The third annual Philly Spring Cleanup kicks off tomorrow morning with the mayor, broom in hand, outside his alma mater St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in North Philadelphia. Nutter will be joined by city staffers and former actor turned Northeast High School teacher Tony Danza. There will be 200 cleanup projects throughout the city. The major theme: "Keep Up The Sweep Up," to keep the clean-up effort going for more than a day. Here’s hoping.

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Kia Gregory is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She's a proud native of the city and an alumna of Temple University. Contact Kia by e-mail by clicking here, or by phone at 215-854-2601.


Vernon Clark, a staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, has reported extensively neighborhood issues in North and Northwest Philadelphia. Vernon has also been an editor for the Inquirer and has worked as an editor and writer at the Boston Globe and Akron Beacon Journal. Contact Vernon by e-mail by clicking here, or by phone at 215-854-5717.

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