PHILADELPHIANS are tired of the illegal "bandit" signs that pop up on utility poles around the city, screaming "We Buy Houses!" or "Cash 4 Junk Cars." On Monday, the Daily News reported about one citizen who's taking matters into his own hands by tearing them down. But city government is (finally) trying to find a solution, too.
RANDY MALONE has a backhoe problem. A backhoe is a large piece of construction equipment on wheels, and a few times a week you can find one parked overnight on Malone's residential Fishtown block. Malone said that it's been like this ever since he moved to this block, almost two years ago.
Every week, we publish a column in the Daily News called the "Help Desk" that tries to fix neighborhood problems the city seems to ignore. We've gotten sinkholes filled, vacant lots cleaned up, abandoned vehicles towed and lots more, often with the help of our partners at Fox29 and WHYY's Newsworks.
We also hold weekly live chats and post Help Desk updates and other city service news on It's Our Money.
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