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With the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital just days away, the City of Philadelphia hosted a job and resource fair Thursday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Hahnemann employees, and employers came from all across the region.
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Cherri Gregg
July 25, 2019 - 5:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the closure of Hahnemann University Hospital approaching, the City of Philadelphia hosted a job and resource fair Thursday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Hahnemann employees, and employers came from all across the region. "Our main goal today is to...
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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties
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John McDevitt
July 25, 2019 - 5:23 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After 13 months of hard work, members of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties welcomed Hani and Hayam Samaan and their sons, 4 year-old Matthew and 5-year-old Karas, into their new three-bedroom Bridgeport twin home. The Samaans were one...
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 Mural Arts Philadelphia unveiled plans and a first look at the latest work of art, which will honor legendary boxer and Philadelphian Smokin' Joe Frazier at an infamous spot boxing historians will definitely appreciate.
Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
July 25, 2019 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia will soon add another mural to the hundreds already spread across the city. Mural Arts Philadelphia unveiled plans and a first look at the latest work of art, which will honor legendary boxer and Philadelphian Smokin' Joe Frazier at an infamous spot...
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Mike DeNardo
July 25, 2019 - 3:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From Philadelphia to New England, people reported seeing a fireball in the sky Wednesday night. Doorbell and surveillance cameras captured the image of a possible meteor streaking through the sky around 11 p.m. Marty Mitchell from West Grove captured the image with...
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Todd Carmichael
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Justin Udo
July 25, 2019 - 1:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) — A Pennsylvania school district that warned parents behind on their lunch bills that their children could end up in foster care — and then rejected the La Colombe CEO's offer to pay the overdue charges — is apologizing and says it wants to accept the donation after...
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A chasm opened up on South Street between 5th and 6th streets, where a water main broke on Wednesday morning.
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
Mike Dougherty
July 25, 2019 - 7:59 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's still a mess to clean up on South Street from a water main break that happened on Wednesday morning near 6th Street. There is a huge chasm in the ground, five to six feet deep, with 4-foot piles of dirt on either side. The hole is covered with 2x12 wooden...
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The Melrose Diner is closed and boarded up after a fire.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
July 25, 2019 - 7:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A corner of the Melrose Diner, at 15th Street and Snyder Avenue, is boarded up Thursday morning. Wires are dangling, and a smoky smell still lingers in the air after a fire Wednesday evening sent customers scattering from the 84-year-old South Philly institution...
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Kim Glovas
July 24, 2019 - 7:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PennDOT wants you to take a survey about safety and driving behaviors, and feedback is being accepted through Aug. 12. This is an annual thing for PennDOT and involves questions from what county you live in to if you drive impaired. Last year, 91 percent of those who...
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Justin Udo
July 24, 2019 - 7:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A fire broke out at the landmark Melrose Diner in South Philadelphia early Wednesday evening. Paige Clark says she was just coming back in to the diner from her break when she noticed something wasn't right. "Smoke started building up in the restaurant, so customers...
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A public hearing was held Wednesday afternoon in University City to address the potential impact a refinery fire last month may have had on the South Philadelphia community where it happened. Some of the health implications might not be fully known.
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Hadas Kuznits
July 24, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A public hearing Wednesday afternoon in University City addressed the potential health and environmental impacts of last month's refinery fire, but officials say some of those implications may not be fully known for years to come. Sen. Anthony Williams said images of...
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