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Philadelphia police athletic league center
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Andrew Kramer
March 30, 2018 - 11:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - The newest Philadelphia Police Athletic League Center is now open, serving the Fishtown, Kensington and Olde Richmond sections of the city. "This is our return to the 26th district after about a 30 year hiatus," says PAL executive director Ted Qualli. Made possible...
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Brewers Plate , Kimmel Center , Philadelphia food , fair food
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Andrew Kramer
March 30, 2018 - 10:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Normally when you think of the Kimmel Center you think music and the arts. But Friday night, it was food and drink that stole the show at the venue during the 14th annual Brewer's Plate fundraiser. Normally you think music and the arts when you hear @KimmelCenter ,...
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Bill Cosby
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Jim Melwert
March 30, 2018 - 3:46 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Pretrial arguments for Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial are wrapping up as jury selection is planned for Monday. One of the focuses of Friday’s hearing was on Cosby’s prior statements about Quaaludes. Prosecutors want to bring in Cosby’s testimony from a deposition...
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Villanova Fans
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Dan Wing
March 30, 2018 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- Hundreds of Villanova students boarded buses and headed to the airport Friday afternoon, as Nova Nation makes it's way to San Antonio to hopefully cheer the Wildcats on to a win over Kansas in the Final Four Saturday. Three-hundred students packed onto the buses...
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Passover Feast Frogs
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John McDevitt
March 30, 2018 - 2:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — A restaurant in the Fairmount neighborhood of the city is celebrating Passover with a seder feast, drinks, and frogs. “We call it ‘Newish Jewish,'” said Terry Berch McNally, co-owner of Fairmount’s London Grill. She says now through April 7, you can choose from a $45...
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Prison Generic
Cherri Gregg
March 30, 2018 - 2:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- Five inmates at Graterford Prison have taken their own lives in the past three months. Now, prison officials have brought in an expert to help. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has hired Lindsay Hayes, a national expert on jail suicides prevention. They say...
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City Hall
Cherri Gregg
March 30, 2018 - 11:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- The City of Philadelphia has declared March 31 “Transgender Visibility Day.” The city raised a flag Thursday to celebrate one of the world’s most vulnerable communities. “It’s about being seen, being out, celebrating,” said Evan Thornburg, deputy director of the...
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Cannuli’s Meat and Poultry
Cannuli’s Meat and Poultry / Photo credit: Steve Tawa
Steve Tawa
March 30, 2018 - 11:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — At South Philadelphia’s Italian Market on Friday, customers and the workers inside the shops were getting ready for Easter. Marrianna Occhiuzzo, who lives near Valley Forge, walked 9th Street to get the ingredients for her family’s specialty, or should we say “...
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School District of Philadelphia
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Mike DeNardo
March 29, 2018 - 1:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — There's been a shakeup at the School Reform Commission as the city prepares for the transition to a new local school board. Two members of the soon-to-be-extinct School Reform Commission have resigned from their positions. Mayor Jim Kenney all but said that Chair...
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Steve Tawa
March 29, 2018 - 1:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled that Uber did not violate antitrust laws in another setback to the traditional taxi industry. In a 26-page decision for the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Judge Marjorie Rendell wrote even if Uber “inundated the...
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