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Falls Twp Announces Important Upcoming Spring Dates

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Falls Township announced a series of important Spring cleaning related dates for the community.

Officials announced plans for the street cleaning schedule beginning March 23, and two garbage related happenings on April 18.

Officials ask residents to note the day their street is scheduled for sweeping,  asking vehicles not to be parked during the hours of 7 am to 5 p.m. In addition, township officials note if  the street sweeper does not arrive on its scheduled cleaning day (s), to please keep vehicles off the street during cleaning hours until the public works department arrives.

The street sweep schedule was prepared, officials say, in order to be on a different day (s) than recycling pickup day, however, conflicts do exist, check scheduling for details.

The second important date for Falls residents to mark  has two events scheduled:

On Saturday April 18 is the next free bulk disposal day between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

This bulk disposal program is for resident homeowners of Falls Township and Tullytown Borough. Proof of residency is required. The disposal day is not for commercial customers or contractors.

Disposals will be at the GROWS Landfill behind Waste Management’s Turkey Hill Office, located on 1000 New Ford Mill Road.

Township officials say the following materials can not be accepted: liquids, oil, paint, car batteries, propane tanks, gas cylinders, hazardous household wastes, tires, chemicals, pesticides and spray cans.  No refrigerators, air conditioners or freezers.  No electronics including TV’s, computer equipment, stereo equipment, or any other electrical item that plugs in or operates on batteries.

Bucks County organizes Household Hazardous Waste collections throughout the year.  For further details on the Household Hazardous Waste collections, please call 215-345-3400. For additional details about the disposal day please click here

On the same day, the Falls Township 2020 Yard Waste Cleanup Event will also take place.

Township officials ask residents to place waste in the same location as your regular trash pick-up by 6:00 a.m. The yard waste must be bagged in 30-gallon biodegradable paper bags or placed in 30-gallon trash containers without lids. Branches must be no larger than 4’ in length, bundled, and not to exceed 50 lbs.  Residents  are asked not to use  plastic bags please.

 

 

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PennDOT: Bridge Repair, Core Borings, Night Next Week, I-95, NE Philadelphia

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PennDOT announced bridge repairs and other construction activities will continue at night next week on Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restrictions:

  • Monday, July 22, through Thursday, July 25, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, a right lane closure will be in place on northbound I-95 between the Allegheny Avenue and Betsy Ross Bridge interchanges, and on the northbound ramp to the bridge for core borings.
  • Monday, July 22, through Friday, July 26, a single lane closure will be in place at 9 p.m., followed by a double lane closure at midnight to 5 a.m. on southbound I-95 between Ashburner Street and Bleigh Avenue for diamond grinding and line striping.
  • Monday, July 22, through Friday, July 26, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, a lane closure will be in place on the ramp from southbound I-95 at the Betsy Ross Bridge Interchanges for bridge repair.
  • Wednesday, July 24, through Friday, July 26, a single lane closure will be in place at 9 p.m., followed by a double lane closure at midnight to 5 a.m. on northbound I-95 between Ashburner Street and Bleigh Avenue for diamond grinding and line striping.​

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The core borings are part of the design phase for PennDOT’s upcoming I-95/AF3 project that will reconstruct northbound I-95 and its structures between Ann Street and Wheatsheaf Lane. Section AF3 is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2025.

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Waiving Vehicle Fees for Decorated and Injured Veterans Heads to Governor’s Desk

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 An omnibus transportation bill –HB 2301- including language from a bill introduced by state Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, to waive vehicle title and registration fees for Veterans who were captured, injured or received the Congressional Medal of Honor while serving has been sent to the governor’s desk.

The proposal had been previously introduced by Ciresi as a standalone bill (HB 105), which passed the House unanimously in April. With its inclusion in and the passage of HB 2301, it is now on its way to be signed into law.

“When veterans return home, the impact of their traumatic experiences are further compounded by financial hurdles such as relocation, finding new homes, applying for jobs and registering their vehicles,” Ciresi said. “These heroes deserve our compassion and gratitude, and that’s why I introduced this legislation to help relieve some of the pressure by waiving vehicle registration fees. By permanently removing registration fees for veterans who were injured, captured, or received our highest military decoration, we would show our permanent appreciation for their sacrifices and service.”

Currently, recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, seriously injured veterans, and former POWs pay a $10 vehicle registration processing fee. Under the recently passed legislation, this fee will be removed, and they will no longer be subject to titling fees.

For recipients of the Purple Heart, who currently must pay titling and registration fees in full, they will no longer be subject to paying either.

The bill passed 202-0.

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Tomlinson, Hogan Bill for Stiffer Penalties for Street Racing Passes House

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A measure authored by state Reps K.C. Tomlinson (R-Bucks) and Joe Hogan (R-Bucks) to increase penalties on those convicted of street racing passed the House Friday.

House Bill 2266 increases penalties on those convicted of street racing. According to Tomlinson and Hogan, their legislation increases the fine from $250 up to $2,000 per violation and on the second violation, the driver’s vehicle will be taken away to stop them from using it in future street races. Organizers of the street racing event would also be held accountable. This would update the current penalties outlined in Title 75.

“The safety of my constituents is always my top priority. When I learned that in my district alone we’ve had over 40 incidents in the last year and a half, I knew this was something we needed to address. Adults, children and law enforcement have been hurt or even killed at these events. By increasing the penalties for those convicted of street racing, we will keep both our streets and law enforcement safe,” Tomlinson said Friday.

Many of these illegal races include many different drivers and are usually organized on social media as “meet up” events. Those who organized the event should face penalties for creating and fostering these dangerous events. This bill will also hold the organizers accountable, the state reps said when introducing the bill last year. 

The bill now moves onto the state Senate for consideration.

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