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“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
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However, some businesses say they have had some challenges with the new containers. Frontier Medical Plaza Building Manager Terry Johnson at Babson & Associates Primary Care says the larger containers do not fit in their previous trash enclosure area. The container now sits in their parking lot taking up one to two spaces. Johnson says not only is the waste sitting out for the public to see, but he's concerned about snow removal. The container now sits where their snow would be piled in the winter.In addition, Johnson says their business received the container without any warning back in October and now have to accommodate the changes. He argues that not only is it a challenge for the business, but he expects monthly fees to go up considerably.Nemecek says with any change their are going to be some changes and requirements. She says they are working with businesses to figure out the best solution to keep their costs down. In fact, monthly fees may actually decrease for some, according to Nemecek. She said if a person was getting service three times a week with a 1.5 cubic yard container and was able to change to only two times a week with a 2 cubic yard container, they would actually see a drop.Nemecek says residents should keep in mind the three 8% increases for trash removal over the past three years when taking these newer monthly rates into consideration. (KGWN)
Friday at 56 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-351-0366; thewynwoodyard.com. Tickets cost $15 to $20 via eventbrite.com. The Design District's Jungle PlazaCourtesy of Robin Hill for Miami Design DistrictWe Will #atMDD Post-Irma Relief Event at Miami Design District. Jungle Plaza in the Design District will host a community event with free entertainment, Wi-Fi, drinks, and food, including pizza provided by Harry’s Pizzeria and a sunset yoga session taught by Ahana Yoga’s Dawn Feinberg. A donation of $20 is suggested to help Hurricane Irma relief efforts. 6 p.m. Friday at 3801 NE First Ave., Miami; miamidesigndistrict.net. Free admission with RSVP at eventbrite.com. Donations are welcome.Miami Spice, Extended Through October. Although Hurricane Irma didn't do as much damage to Miami as it could have, many establishments are still without power. A two-week break from business for a small mom-and-pop restaurant could become its own Cat 5 disaster. To help local restaurants, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau has extended Miami Spice through October. The dining program, which traditionally runs August 1 through September 30, is designed to give a financial boost to local eateries during Miami's slow summer and give diners a chance to try new restaurants for only $23 for lunch and $39 for dinner.Courtesy of Concrete Beach BreweryBlocktoberfest at Concrete Beach Brewery. German culture isn't the most celebrated in Miami, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a good beer festival in the tradition of our European counterparts. At Blocktoberfest, Concrete Beach will re-release its Floridafest Coconut Marzen for a street-engulfing block party offering German food, live music, and samplings from Wynwood breweries. As far as fall celebrations go, it beats the hell out of a pumpkin spice latt... (Miami New Times)
E trains. #wtf — Erica(Plotkin)Sklar (@MediaMynx) August 23, 2017@NYCTSubway fire on the tracks manhattan bound - between queens plaza and court square??? At least update your website — M.L Vargas (@galahar1109) August 23, 2017I put my timer on to see how long these "delays" on the train would be. From queens plaza to Lexington it took... Thank you @MTApic.twitter.com/zQgDHiSz9J — Genesis (@gennaxO) August 23, 2017Rail customers didn't escape their own headaches Wednesday. Long Island Rail Road customers on the Ronkonkoma line were stuck at stations or delayed during the evening rush hour because of signal problems near Deer Park. It comes on the same day a new poll found that a considerable majority of LIRR riders are dissatisfied with service. Earlier in the morning, a non-passenger New Jersey Transit train derailed inside New York Penn Station, but no one was hurt and service was running on or close to schedule by the time the peak morning commute got underway, officials said. An NJ Transit spokesperson said an Amtrak crew was operating the train out of the yard around 4:25 a.m. when the engine came off the tracks at Track 4. The train cars were blocking tracks 1 through 5, which are not the ones already subject to closure for Amtrak's summer-long infrastructure overhaul.Top Tri-State News PhotosService on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Morris & Essex and Montclair-Boonton lines was subject to about 20-minute delays for a time. Officials had cautioned delays and cancellations were possible for the morning rush, but NJ Transit said around 6:30 a.m. that the engine had been re-railed and service in and out of Penn was operating on or close to schedule. a target="_blank" href="http://www.nbcnewyork.com/traffic/transit/NJ-Transit-Penn-Station-Amtrak-MTA-Metro-North-LIRR-Commute-New-York-Derail-... (NBC New York)
William Bretzger/The News JournalBuy PhotoRic Snead's "Proa" dominates one end of Delaware Tech Plaza at Fourth and Shipley Streets in Wilmington, where a small army of volunteers and city workers pitched in for a cleanup Saturday morning.(Photo: William Bretzger, The News Journal)Buy PhotoAbout 60 volunteers worked hard Saturday morning to transform Delaware Tech Plaza in downtown Wilmington from a gritty urban space into a green park that will host outdoor entertainment.The park sits at West Fourth and North Shipley streets across from Delaware Technical Community College. It had fallen into disrepair in recent years as weeds, homeless and drug activity overwhelmed the city-owned space."This was a gloomy hidden park," said David Sanchez, co-owner of Spaceboy Clothing in downtown Wilmington. "I would mention where it was to people, and they didn't even know it existed. People were sleeping back here, doing drugs."Sanchez and Noah Merenda, who also a co-owner of Spaceboy Clothing, organized the cleanup. Workers pulled weeds, washed away graffiti, removed trash and tore down metal fences that surrounded the trees.Sanchez and Merenda will host free outdoor events at the park starting at 8 p.m. on Aug. 25. The first event is a continuation of Spaceboy's Friday Ni... (The News Journal)