Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Traffic can no longer enter the Ben Franklin Parkway from Spring Garden Street. Traffic is being diverted onto Pennsylvania Avenue.
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Mark Abrams
August 26, 2019 - 8:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Made in America Festival is the marquee event in Philadelphia for Labor Day Weekend, but it also means street closures days in advance as crews prepare the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Thousands are expected to descend onto the Ben Franklin Parkway this weekend. It'...
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The 2019 Wawa Welcome America concert
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Mike DeNardo
July 05, 2019 - 9:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Friday morning, you might not have realized that there were thousands of people there the night before enjoying the holiday concert and fireworks. The Wawa Welcome America concert crowd left tons of trash, but Philadelphia...
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Benjamin Franklin Parkway with Philadelphia Museum of Art
Holli Stephens / KYW Newsradio
May 16, 2019 - 10:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign will host a public rally on Eakins Oval in front of the art museum on Saturday, and it's going to result in some road closures. The city has released details. The general admission entry gate to the rally will be on the north side of...
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Cardi B and Travis Scott
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Rachel Kurland
April 02, 2019 - 11:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Made in America festival is making moves past last year's blunder that nearly ended the concert in Philly altogether. On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, Travis Scott and Cardi B will headline MIA along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The eighth annual event will also feature...
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Philadelphia Women's March
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Rachel Kurland
January 18, 2019 - 11:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The third annual Women's March returns to Philadelphia Saturday along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, but this year with two separate rallies. The national march has received backlash recently for differing messages of the movement. As a result, the national march will...
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The bronze and granite statue of George Washington on horse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
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Shara Dae Howard
January 01, 2019 - 5:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A man was rushed to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after impaling himself on a statue along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Just before 4 p.m. at Eakins Oval, police say the man climbed onto one of the statues, slipped, and impaled himself on the statue. The man was...
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Sister Donna Breslin (front) president of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, examines the newly installed tomb of St. Katharine Drexel in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, next to Sister Jane Nesmith, the order's vice president.
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Mark Abrams
October 30, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The tomb of Philadelphia's Saint Katharine Drexel inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was formally opened to the public on Tuesday. "I cannot believe how beautiful this is," said Sister Donna Breslin, president of...
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David Adelman, center, with the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, cuts the ribbon at the Holocaust Remembrance Foundation opening ceremony.
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Justin Udo
October 22, 2018 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Itka Zymuntowicz was just a kid when she was taken from her home in Poland and sent to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. "I barely survived," she said. "I was the only one of my family, but I was determined not to give up." So for Zymuntowicz, attending the...
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"Dreams, Diaspora and Destiny" mural
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Justin Udo
October 01, 2018 - 6:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Barnes on the Block is back again, this year with food trucks, dancing, a beer garden, plus a new visual art experience by Mural Arts Philadelphia. Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday at 20th and Callowhill streets, the pay-as-you-go block party from 4 to 8...
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Clean-up crews try to put the Benjamin Franklin Parkway back in order after Made in American 2018.
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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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