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How to get a handicap parking permit in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

How to get a handicap parking permit in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Have you ever wondered how to get a handicap parking permit in your state? Under federal law, anyone with a wide range of challenges is entitles to accessible parking. This can include people who are in recovery from short-term injuries or illnesses, and are eligible for temporary handicap parking permits. Below, we outline how to […]

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The neon of New York City

The neon of New York City

New York City has long been known for its array of lights and neon signs. New York’s history with neon signage, however, has been nothing short of simple. In the 1930’s, neon signs were an integral part of the New York City landscape, representing the image of NYC as a “glamorous metropolis”. Neon signage was […]

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Workplace illnesses and injuries continue to decline

Workplace illnesses and injuries continue to decline

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on October 27th that workplace illnesses and injuries continued to decline in 2015.  The current rate of 3.0 total injuries per 100 full-time workers compares favorably with 3.5 injuries per 100 workers in 2010, and 4.6 injuries per 100 workers in 2005.  It is the lowest rate of workplace […]

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A short history of the Boston Citgo sign: Fifth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of the Boston Citgo sign: Fifth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

The Citgo sign is known to be an icon particularly for its appearance on television, seen in the background of baseball games. The square sign, standing at 60 feet, overlooks Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Citgo Petroleum Corporation, or Citgo, is a refiner and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, and other industrial products. The company’s […]

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SmartSign donates disabled parking signage to Boy Scout

SmartSign donates disabled parking signage to Boy Scout

At SmartSign, we pride ourselves in being a force for good in the community and helping out wherever we can. We have donated thousands of signs to various schools and nonprofit organizations such as the Wounder Warrior Project, TakeNoBullies, Transportation Alternatives and the Boy and Girl Scouts of America. So, it was a no-brainer when […]

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Do I Need a Warning Sign for My Home?

Do I Need a Warning Sign for My Home?

You’ve bought a piece of real estate, inspected the property, and you’ve discovered that there’s something potentially dangerous on your property. Maybe it’s an unstable porch, or exposed wiring, or a part of your house that’s under construction. What are your obligations to other people who come on your land?   Whether someone can sue […]

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A short history of the ‘Hollywood’ sign: Fourth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

A short history of the ‘Hollywood’ sign: Fourth in a SmartSign blog series on famous signs and their origins

Many know the famous Hollywood sign as one of the most historic landmarks in Los Angeles and a worldwide symbol of the entertainment industry. What most people don’t know is that it was actually originally built as a real-estate advertisement. The original sign read “Hollywooodland” and was created in 1923 to advertise the upscale real-estate […]

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