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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
October 04, 2018 - 7:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Japanese cultural center is celebrating its 60th anniversary with special programming throughout the month at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. Shofuso was built in Japan in the 1950s and made its way to West Fairmount Park in...
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Steve Butler | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
October 04, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Northampton Township in Bucks County has joined a growing list of communities that have banned residents from planting bamboo. "As soon as you chop it down, it's already regrowing and spreading," said Mike Solomon, director of planning and zoning Mike for...
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Hire! Philly job fair
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
October 04, 2018 - 5:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After a controversial and viral arrest at a Center City Starbucks in April, the coffee chain is looking to better connect with Philadelphians and help in their own employment opportunities. Starbucks cosponsored the Hire! Philly job fair Thursday at the Pennsylvania...
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City Council gave final approval to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 04, 2018 - 5:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Council gave final approval Thursday to a package of bills creating funds for affordable housing — but not without a protest. Keeping housing affordable as the population grows and older homes deteriorate is a thorny problem that most big cities across the...
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Philadelphia Police Generic
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
October 04, 2018 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia police commander has been put on desk duty following an alleged assault against another female captain. On Wednesday, 65-year-old Chief Inspector Anthony Boyle allegedly grabbed 53-year-old Capt. Laverne Vann during a drug arrest in North Philadelphia,...
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Dreamstime
David Madden
October 04, 2018 - 4:24 pm
MORTON, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Delaware County is making use of a $500,000 federal grant to prevent school violence. The money will be used over the next three years by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit to develop a program that targets potentially troubled children before things get out of hand...
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Postal service officials say mail that should have been delivered to people in the city’s Roxborough section wound up dumped on a street in Camden County, New Jersey.
Courtesy of Positive Energy Bennett/Facebook
David Madden
October 04, 2018 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Postal service officials say mail that should have been delivered to people in the city’s Roxborough section wound up dumped on a street in Camden County, New Jersey. By now it’s been delivered — almost two months late. It took a Facebook post from a man in Pennsauken...
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District Attorney Larry Krasner explains the results of a nine-month-long investigation that linked 57 people to a major drug organization they say was suffocating a large chunk of the Kensington neighborhood.
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
October 04, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After an extensive nine-month-long investigation, Philadelphia investigators have announced charges against 57 people linked to a major drug organization they say was suffocating a large chunk of the Kensington neighborhood. Investigators say German Alameda, along...
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A contingent of Philadelphians want to replace the Frank Rizzo mural in South Philly with an image of Gritty, the fiery new Philadelphia Flyers mascot.
Gritty All City/change.org
Eric Walter
October 04, 2018 - 3:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A contingent of Philadelphians want to replace the Frank Rizzo mural in South Philly with an image of Gritty, the fiery new Philadelphia Flyers mascot. An online petition looked all but certain to meet or exceed its goal of 2,500 signatures Thursday afternoon. The...
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The School District of Philadelphia
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
October 04, 2018 - 12:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is investigating an allegation that the chair of the social studies department at Central High School distributed a flyer encouraging students to vote -- to "stop Republican voter suppression," and to "stop the Trump regime." The...
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