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Please Don't Call 911 for Potholes

Lisa Diggs | Posted 04.01.2014 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

Hand-picking an issue like potholes, no matter how relevant a problem it is, sets a dangerous precedent. Consistency is key to regaining control of how the 911 System is used.

Jackson Avenue Heats Up Near The Port Of New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.19.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the May 20, 2013 edition.) New Orleans resident Barbara Risin has lived in the first block ...

The City Wants You To Hand Over $35

Posted 04.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Driving the streets of LA is like navigating a battlefield. Thanks to the thousands of potholes, you never know when you're going to break a rim, blow...

There Are Now Apps For All Our City-Livin' Gripes

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology

For all its high culture, urban American life can be down and dirty at times. Abandoned cars? Graffiti? Potholes? Those things have become the norm in...

Fixing Potholes? Yep, There's An App For That

AP | RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology

BOSTON (AP) — The next time your car hits a pothole, a new technology could help you immediately tell someone who can do something about it. ...

Man Steals Manhole Covers To Pay For Drugs

Posted 05.10.2012 | New York

A man was arrested on Wednesday for his connection to the disappearance of several manhole covers across the city, and confessed he stole the covers i...

Quinn, Emanuel Argue Over Casino, Potholes

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel exchanged some feisty words in dueling press conferences Tuesday, suggesting that a bit of ...

WATCH: 'Pothole Killer' Takes On Damaged City Streets

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

As the city's battle against Chicago's unending pothole problem rages on, Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein has added a new weapon to his arsenal...

Our Field of Dreams in Bristol, Connecticut

Jim Wallis | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Political fights in Washington are done for the moment. We're on vacation now. We got to Bristol. My children are full of excitement. And it is time to play ball!

The Problem With Potholes: Neglected Road Repair Poses Huge Liabilities for Many States

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

For decades, states have invested disproportionately in road expansion and left regular repair and preservation underfunded. As a result of these spen...

Let's Fix LA From the Ground Up, One Pothole at a Time

Al Abrams | Posted 07.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Al Abrams

Fixing potholes is the least the city of L.A. can do. Guess what? They're doing it, in an enterprise called "Operation Pothole."

Pothole 101: How Your Car Can Survive Pothole Season

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WHAM! The impact shakes the entire vehicle, and the sound startles you and any passengers almost as much as your full-throated scream of expletives...

Leveraging Technology for a Better City

Eric Garcetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

This weekend I am launching a new, free iPhone application called "Garcetti 311" that will allow users to snap and submit photos of potholes, graffiti, and other problems in my council district.

The Worst Potholes In New York

Gotham Gazette/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Watch out, there may be some rough roads ahead. After snowstorms and other winter wear, some New York City streets have come to resemble war-torn...

2 Millionth Pothole Draws Mayor Bloomberg

nytimes.com | KAREN ZRAICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The annual post-winter war on potholes -- a herculean effort, by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's telling -- had descended on Slater Boulevard to mark a m...

Potholes and the Daytona 500: NASCAR Did Exactly the Right Thing.

Ed Berliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ed Berliner

NASCAR is far from infallible. But in this case, they acted properly. Jamie McMurray's victory should thus carry only one footnote. In this sport, nice guys sometimes do finish first.

Oxford Cyclist Pete Dungey Fills Potholes With Flowers

The Guardian | Susan Greenwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The pothole situation has worsened dramatically this winter when water which had seeped into cracks in the road then froze, opening them up. But one ...

NYC Gripes: Unrelenting Potholes

R. B. Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
R. B. Stuart

Drivers tip toe and sidestep their Michelin's in an urban ballet that if not calculated precisely....can cost the driver hundreds if not thousands in repairs.

City To Use Stimulus Funds To Fix Thousands Of Potholes

CLTV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

City officials say that they will use federal stimulus funds to help repair the hundreds of thousands of potholes that are plaguing Chicago drivers, C...

It's Pothole Season: Over 1,300 Already Reported (VIDEO)

Chicago Tribune | James Janega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On an average December day -- last week, say, or last year, the worst pothole winter in a decade -- the city's Department of Transportation logs 300 n...