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Taking Back the Streets

July 22, 2008

Kids cleaning their street Written By Mariam A. Adas and Ramsey Tesdell AMMAN - What does one do when your neighborhood, the place you live and play in, fills up with trash? For one thing, you don’t wait for the municipality to do something. For a handful of youngsters in Ashrafiyya, the best way to clean up their neighborhood was to do it themselves. On a dead-end street in a neighborhood of Ashrafiyya in South Amman, trash covered the ground.  The street was filled with leftover construction materials and various people dumping the trash from their home in the street. The situation only mildly improved when the municipality placed a dumpster roughly a year ago. Ameen Sanjaqieh brought the neighborhood together under the slogan "Clean at Home, Clean everywhere." Sanjaqieh, Yeasin and Muhammed are the main forces behind the initiative, both 16. “There is only one street sweeper that...

Paying Your Online Traffic Tickets And The Uninformed Jordanian Citizen

July 6, 2008

Written By: Naseem Tarawnah I finally mustered up the courage to log in to the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) website and check out what traffic tickets have been burdened up on this meager Jordanian wage-earner. Ever since the GAM announced that the average citizen (with broadband Internet access) can check out their fines online, courage has become a big factor. Why? Because today, there are three ways of getting fined in Jordan. The first is the international standard of a traffic policeman stopping you and issuing a paper fine, which you can pay on the spot and save the hassle of having to use your lunch break to deal with unnecessary bureaucracy. The second is having one of the many speeding cameras scattered around Amman take a lovely picture of you. And the third, and perhaps worst, is a traffic policeman seeing you commit a violation, writing the ticket, and then...