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250,000 penalty points for traffic violations

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
Mandatory breath testing

Bolognese increasingly disorderly behind the wheel Bologna’s roads are increasingly more dangerous than ever. Speeding, ignoring red lights, use of mobile phones while driving and child seats not being fastened with safety belts. Even basic rules are being completely overlooked now. DANGER: The highest stat registered by Road Safety Education Observatory in 2017 relates to […]

17 schools to be demolished!

Monday, December 10th, 2018
Classroom

Municipality: “Adapting them to anti-seismic criteria would cost more than rebuilding them.” There are 13 gyms and 17 schools of which the Municipality is the owner, and little by little will have to be abandoned because, in terms of a cost and benefit assessment, they cannot be fully adapted to current anti-seismic standards. They must […]

Shop in Via Caduti di Cefalonia violates order of alcohol sale

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
Shuttered shop in Via Caduti di Cefalonia

Checks by the Municipal Police confirm problems of ‘urban safety’ Forced to shutter at 19 A commune communiqué states: “The Mayor Virginio Merola, has signed an ordinance that reduces the opening hours of a neighborhood shop located in Via Caduti di Cefalonia, in the heart of the historic center: from the time of notification, which […]

Piazza Grande celebrates 25 year anniversary

Friday, December 7th, 2018
First printed publication Piazza Grande Dec 1993

First publication hit the streets December 6th, 1993 After suspending its publication run in July, Piazza Grande, the first street newspaper in Italy, published by the association by the same name, will begin distribution again in the New Year. It has been completely updated with a new format and graphics, designed by Fabrizio Bonfiglio and […]

New fears of a pyromaniac in Mazzini

Saturday, December 1st, 2018
burnt out cars

Three more vehicles burnt behind Conad Only recently the presumed pyromaniac who had set fire to various vehicles in the Mazzini area had been stopped and arrested by the police. The 50-year-old man immediately confessed to his presumed crimes as the police knocked on his door. “I couldn’t help myself as I don’t really remember […]

Fines up to 500 euros for abusers

Monday, November 19th, 2018
Separated and general waste outside an apartment.

Comune increases penalty for those abandoning rubbish The hard fist of the commune is coming down hard for those who do not separate their rubbish or abandon it on the street. The bill could get very expensive for those flouting the rules regarding proper waste disposal with fines up to €500. Bill amendment The latest […]

HERE WEEE GO!!

Monday, November 19th, 2018
Smart bins for electronic waste

Smart bins for electronic waste a success… sort of. Website has not been updated since 2016 Special Ecological Report A pilot project that began in 2013 in some areas of Emilia Romagna and is still on going (if you are able to find one) was hailed as a great success. It was called ‘Project Life […]

DRONES ARE COMING!

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Company photo: Eagle Sky Light drone

Spy in the sky: comune experiments with Big Brother There will be an eye in the sky to watch over the ‘safety’ of Bologna. Drones will be tested for the next six months in various guises. In fact, the city asked for this experiment to begin, and a drone from the Eagle Sky Light company based in […]

More police officers heading for Bologna

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Police officers on 'the beat' in Piazza Maggiore

Viminale announces: “They will be operational by February.” Carabinieri numbers will also be increased 21 more police officers to be exact will soon arrive in the city and province. The announcement was made at the Viminale with an official note in which it further explains that by next February 174 new police officers in total […]

Spycams Coming For ‘Illegal’ Rubbish Dumpers In City Center

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Telecamera

Fed-up residents feel like their doorsteps are “Submerged in rubbish.” During a public session of the Santo Stefano district council, residents expressed all their doubts and criticisms about the conditions of the roads and the shortcomings of the new collection system. “The door-to-door method does not work as it should,” explains an attendee at the […]