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The Storm

Pondering Philadelphia’s resilience in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma By Sam Boden Every day, I walk the cement patchwork of the city’s streets and sidewalks, navigating the bumps and cracks of the well-worn roads that make up our neighborhoods. I have seen the ways water gathers in the streets after a heavy rain

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Green Infrastructure, Green Jobs

by Alex Vuocolo Before taking part in the Philadelphia Water Department’s (PWD) new vocational training program, Ayanna Turner, 19, never thought much about stormwater and how it affected the city around her.   “I just thought about the sewer, to be honest,” Turner said. “I didn’t know there were other ways you could save it

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Philly’s green infrastructure plans are creating jobs and opportunity

Diving into a New Life by Marilyn Anthony Paul Johnson is an Aquarius who believes he has found his life’s work with water. A few years ago, Johnson, a 24-year old Strawberry Mansion resident, didn’t have promising prospects. An aimless year at community college, followed by a series of low-paying jobs in security, maintenance, fast food

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