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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 […]

Bologna’s Separation of Waste Exceeded 50% for the First Time

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Some areas still need to catch up.

Centro and Savena are the Most “Diligent” Districts In the first six months of 2018, the separation of waste stood at 50.6%, in July it reached 51.2% By Alexandra Patton “For the first time, the percentage of the city that separates waste exceeds 50%. In the first six months of 2018 it stood at 50.6% […]

City’s Clock Tower to get a make-over

Saturday, October 27th, 2018
Torre dell'Orologio

Restoration due for completion December 22nd The make-over for Torre dell’Orologio looking over the main Square means it will be silent from Sunday 28 October until Thursday 22 December. There will be no tolling either from the municipal building for the transition from summer to daylight saving time in winter. However, it’s assumed that all […]

Casually Baked arrives in Bologna

Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Casually Baked_the potcast

The Cannabis experience from a native Texan once resident ‘sotto le due torri’ By Johanna Nuding Intro: Johanna lived in Bologna a few years ago and since returning to the USA concentrated her efforts in building a successful enterprise in educating people in the Cannabis culture. On her return here she explores how much the […]

Americans Abroad

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Spring Hill

U.S. Students Participate in Social Justice Internships Around Bologna By Alex Patton At the Spring Hill College Italy Center, students take part in a Social Justice Internship program at various sites around Bologna. The Spring Hill College (SHC) Italy Center, a study abroad program for U.S. students in Bologna, allows students to become involved in […]

‘Donate your shopping’

Saturday, October 13th, 2018
President Adriano Turrini with volunteers at Centro Lame

‘Dona la Spesa launches at Coop supermarket A national campaign of solidarity for those who in need was launched by the supermarket chain Coop Alleanza 3.0, attended by one of Bologna’s well-known charity workers Roberto Morgantini. It’s called ‘Donate your shopping’ and is the foodstuff collection of basic necessities promoted in over 550 Coop sales […]