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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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Uber
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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Integrity Award
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Pat Loeb
March 29, 2018 - 1:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) — Philadelphia officials presented the city’s Integrity Award on Thursday. They said it was significant that the award went to a deputy commissioner in the long-troubled Department of Licenses and Inspections. Inspector General Amy Kurland had a lot of good news in 2017...
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Councilman David Oh
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Pat Loeb
March 29, 2018 - 1:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- The man accused of stabbing Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh, last May, has been acquitted of all charges. The prosecution had rested entirely on Oh's identification of the suspect. Councilman David Oh testified that he was 100 percent sure that defendant Shawn...
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New Jersey State Police Exhibit
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Paul Kurtz
March 29, 2018 - 1:13 pm
EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ (KYW NEWSRADIO) — The 1980 graduating class of New Jersey State Police recruits was the first of its kind: all were women. Now an exhibit honoring their achievement has been placed on permanent display at the State Police Museum in Ewing Township. Memories came flooding back for...
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Joseph J. Freed
Joseph J. Freed III Photo credit: Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office
Mike DeNardo
March 29, 2018 - 12:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW NEWSRADIO) -- The former chief of a South Jersey rescue squad has admitted to stealing more than $100,000 from the force. Joseph Freed III pleaded guilty to reaching into the coffers of the Maple Shade First Aid Squad to the tune of $118,000. He used the money for personal...
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