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SCRUB fights digital billboard in Bridesburg

Society Created to Reduce Urban Blight (SCRUB) wrote yesterday that its appeal opposing the installation of an LED digital billboard on the 4800 block of James Street in Bridesburg has been granted. The case, which the organization says could adversely affect neighbors within a 500-foot radius of the signage, will be heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment on August 18. The signage is proposed by adult video store Risque Video, which was granted a variance in April to install the sign despite zoning code laws that restrict billboards with flashing lights within 1,000 feet of residences.

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Brian James Kirk, Co-founder, Technically Media

Lives: Point Breeze, South Philadelphia.
Philosophy: Don’t talk about it; do it.
Twitter: @brianjameskirk
When you see Brian ask him about: Early 90′s punk rock / biking / coffee.

Kirk, a co-founder, handles business development, marketing and product development for the Technical.ly network, developing new partnerships, building brand identity and coordinating events and projects. He manages efforts like Philly Tech Week and Connect Philly. Kirk is a graphic designer at heart, responsible for making sure that even the company’s spreadsheets are pretty. In his spare time, he’s actively seeking the best bar in South Philly.



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