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Buddakan was one of about 150 restaurants participating in Thursday's Dining Out For Life fund raiser.
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Pat Toddy
April 19, 2019 - 8:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was a night of dining and donating in Philadelphia and the suburbs Thursday night. Hundreds of diners brought their cravings for dumplings and dim sum doughnuts — and their hunger to help — to Buddakan, in Philadelphia's historic district. It was one of about 150...
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Dan Wing
April 19, 2019 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A very popular yearly carnival in Delaware County is shutting down for good after a massive fight broke out Thursday night. The Aston Township Fire Department's Annual Spring Carnival serves as their biggest fundraiser of the year. But around 9:30 p.m., the Aston...
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Flavors on the Avenue
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District
Hadas Kuznits
April 19, 2019 - 6:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Restaurants on East Passyunk Avenue are gearing up for one of the biggest street festivals of the year in South Philly: Flavors on the Avenue . On April 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District will hosts its annual festival,...
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America contralto Marian Anderson (1897 - 1993) at home. Anderson was the first African-American singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
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Cherri Gregg
April 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been 80 years since iconic contralto Marian Anderson gave her famous Easter Sunday concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. To mark the historic milestone, several special events are prepared for this Easter weekend. "Before Woodstock, before Jay-Z's Made In...
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Now that the Mueller report is out, what's next? Claire Finkelstein gives some insight.
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John McDevitt
April 18, 2019 - 9:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mueller report isn't the end to legal process tied to the special counsel probe. So what's next? Claire Finkelstein, University of Pennsylvania law professor and founder of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at Penn, says it is very unlikely there will be a...
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Electric bill.
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David Madden
April 18, 2019 - 6:35 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — If you live or operate a business in New Jersey, your electric bill is going up to subsidize three South Jersey nuclear plants. PSE&G will get $300 million a year for the next three years under the 4-1 vote from the Board of Public Utilities in return for keeping...
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Church benches in the Catholic Church.
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Mark Abrams
April 18, 2019 - 5:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's archbishop gathered archdiocesan priests at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Thursday to lead them in a recommitment to their ministry, even as the church works to tackle the ongoing fallout from the clergy sex abuse crisis. Archbishop...
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One of the oldest original structures in the nation, Christ Church in Old City, is in need of serious preservation work to its steeple, and fundraising efforts are underway.
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John McDevitt
April 18, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A big name in Philadelphia sports is getting involved in a fundraising campaign for the restoration of an important Old City building. Scaffolding will soon be going up at Christ Church in Old City so restoration work can begin in June on the tower and steeple. For...
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Former Black Panther and convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, seen in this undated file photo, will be spared the death penalty, the Philadelphia district attorney announced on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, bringing a quiet end to a racially charged case
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Cherri Gregg
April 18, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Supporters for Mumia Abu-Jamal are applauding Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's decision not to appeal a ruling opens the door for Abu-Jamal to get his case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. At a rally Thursday outside City Hall, Pam Africa, chair of...
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Sharswood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
April 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In what officials say is just the start of a crackdown on dumpers, Philadelphia Housing Authority police have arrested two men for illegally dumping construction debris on lots owned by PHA in North Philadelphia. Katie Heer and Jon Sanborn were frustrated for months,...
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