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Man Charged Murdering 2 yo Son; PA Turnpike 6% Rate Increase; Philly Recycling Do's and Don'ts
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/18/17 4:56 pm | updated: 07/18/17 4:59 pm
 
Philadelphia police have charged a man with the murder of his 2-year-old son. 24-year-old Quadim Bass is charged with Murder and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Police were called to the 1600 block of North 57th Street on Friday afternoon just after 1 p.m. for the report of someone screaming. Bass told officers that he was playing video games when he heard a thump and realized his son had fallen down the stairs. He said he had performed CPR until the police arrived. 2-year-old Bashir Mungin-Bass was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia by medics where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner said the cause of death was blunt trunk extremity trauma to the body.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission voted today to a 6-percent increase in the price of tolls. The rate increase will take effect on January 7th, 2018. E-ZPass customers will see fares go from $1.23 to $1.30, and cash customers will go from $1.95 to $2.10 (increase is rounded up to the nearest nickel). There will be no increase at the Delaware River Bridge westbound cash-less toll for E-ZPass or Toll-By-Plate customers. Also, Keyser Avenue (#122) and Clarks Summit (#131) on the Northeast Extension and the Findlay Connector near Pittsburgh will not see toll changes until April 2018.

Most of us try to recycle as much as we can. It's not hard to just throw things in one bin or another. Single-stream recycling has made it even easier (Many forget the days of sorting brown and green glass, plastic, metals, papers.) But, It still can get confusing as to what is and is not recyclable or what can't be accepted. (*see list below). The Philadelphia Streets Department sent out a few reminders of things NOT to recycle that may be counterintuitive. Pizza boxes are all cardboard, right? But if it has grease on it then it can't be recycled. You have to throw it away. Also, plastic bags can do damage to the machines. Keep them out of the recycling bin too.



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 by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA | responded: 07/18 4:59 pm
 
PLASTICS:
Emptied and rinsed – caps are OK
All Food and Beverage Containers
Hard Plastic Takeout Containers
Plastic Cold Drink Cups and Lids
Detergent and Shampoo Bottles
Pump and Spray Bottles
Plastic Pails, Buckets, Garden Pots

PAPER:
Newspapers and Inserts
Magazines, Brochures, and Catalogs
Junk Mail, Envelopes, Writing Paper
Scrap Paper
Paper Bags
Phone Books
Paperback Books
Greeting Cards, Gift Wrap (non-metallic)

CARTONS:
Emptied and rinsed
Milk
Juice
Ice Cream
Wine
Soups
METALS:
Emptied and rinsed
Aluminum, Steel, and Tin Cans
Empty Paint Cans
Empty Aerosol Cans
Metal Trays and Baking Dishes
Jar Lids and Bottle Caps
Clean Aluminum Foil

GLASS:
Emptied and rinsed – caps are OK
All Bottles and Jars

CARDBOARD:
Flattened and free of grease and food
Corrugated Cardboard Shipping Boxes
Clean Pizza Boxes
Paper Towel Rolls
Egg Cartons
Dry Food Boxes
 
What to Keep OUT of the Bin
Plastic Bags
Styrofoam™ Food/Beverage Containers and Shipping/Packing Material
Food Waste
Wet or Food-Soiled Paper
Waxed Paper Plates, Cups, and Takeout Containers
Greasy Pizza Boxes
Tissues, Paper Towels, and Napkins
Light Bulbs
Porcelain and Non-Container Glass
Cassette Tapes (VHS and audio)
Garden Hoses
Needles and Syringes
Electronics

Recycling Reminder…NO Plastic Bags!
 

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