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The new home for the Philadelphia City Archives is now open to the public on Spring Garden Street.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 03, 2018 - 5:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The new home for more than 300 years of city records will open to the public Tuesday, following a shutdown of the old archive site in University City last December and a painstaking move to Spring Garden Street, where it shares a building with Yards Brewing Company. "...
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Labor day parade
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
September 03, 2018 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia unions celebrated Labor Day in their traditional fashion: gathering at the Sheet Metal Workers hall on Columbus Avenue and marching down Columbus Boulevard to a picnic at Penn's Landing. But the festivities could not conceal the challenges unions are...
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Clean-up crews try to put the Benjamin Franklin Parkway back in order after Made in American 2018.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
September 03, 2018 - 12:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The two-day music festival Made In America, featuring Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj, has wrapped, and now the cleanup begins. As crews pull down barriers and fencing along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, trash trucks and city sweepers roam the streets...
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Kimberly Adams | KYW Newsradio
September 03, 2018 - 8:26 am
By Lilit Marcus, CNN (CNN) -- Many travelers hear the words "national park" and immediately imagine vast expanses of land with no people around for miles. But there's much more to America's National Parks Service than destinations such as Joshua Tree and Yellowstone. Quite a few of the country's...
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Philadelphia Police Generic
KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
September 03, 2018 - 6:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say they've made an arrest in a hit-and-run over the weekend that left a woman dead. Authorities say the victim was waiting for the bus when she was killed. Authorities say it took a few hours for officers to find the damaged truck believed to be...
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Image of a classroom
Jim Melwert
September 03, 2018 - 12:23 am
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- For some students, summer vacation ended last week. For others it ends Tuesday. As kids get back in the classroom, one group is offering up a platform for schools to share their stories. The website, successstartshere.org , is headed up by the Pennsylvania...
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Photos provided by: Villanova University
Mark Abrams
September 02, 2018 - 11:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Villanova University researchers say they made some encouraging finds in a study focused on ways to combat rising sea levels resulting from a warming of the climate. Samantha Chapman is part of the team of biologists and ecologists engaged in the study of marsh...
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Lynne Adkins
September 02, 2018 - 11:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you think grandma's hummer may be too big for her to handle, there's a program that might make her safer on the highways. We get shorter and less agile with age, and that can make driving a challenge. CarFit is a free educational program where you can find out if...
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Photo Credit: Ashley E. Smith at Wide Eyed Studios
Andrew Kramer
September 02, 2018 - 10:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The 17-day Philadelphia Fringe Festival begins this week. There will be hundreds of performances all throughout the city, and one in particular offers quite the unusual backdrop. If you're familiar with Fringe Arts, Damon Bonetti with the Philadelphia Artist...
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Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
September 02, 2018 - 9:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Hundreds flocked to South Philadelphia Sunday to enjoy some free family-friendly fun at the second annual Waterfront Day. Organizer Tara Brzycki says this collaborative effort, between the Spirit of Philadelphia and the Delaware River Waterfront partners, is a great...
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