Brian Abernathy

Holiday Inn Express in Center City Philadelphia
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Tim Jimenez
April 06, 2020 - 8:18 am
City officials are opening up the Holiday Inn Express in Center City as a quarantine site in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Prison.
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Cherri Gregg
April 03, 2020 - 6:28 pm
The Philadelphia courts announced new protocols for the expedited review of cases for those locked inside of the city's jails. Justice reform advocates have been sounding the alarm as the number of coronavirus infections behind the wall has ticked up. Read more here.
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Face masks
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Pat Loeb
April 03, 2020 - 3:48 pm
Philadelphia officials are asking all residents to wear face masks that cover their mouths and noses if they must venture outside — advice that is also coming from the governor and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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KYW Staff
March 30, 2020 - 2:24 pm
With updates from Philadelphia officials on Monday about efforts to financially stabilize the people most affected the spread of the coronavirus came the somber news that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the city has surpasses 1,000. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Mills.
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Paul Kurtz
March 18, 2020 - 7:04 pm
One day after announcing a new emergency order restricting business activity in Philadelphia, the Kenney administration has served notice that it will not tolerate those who violate the order. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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KYW Staff
November 26, 2019 - 1:14 pm
Philadelphia's PES Advisory Committee has released a report reviewing the city's response to the June 2019 refinery explosion and looking at the future options for the site. Read more here.
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Julie Wertheimer.
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Pat Loeb
November 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
The woman in charge of Philadelphia's criminal justice reform effort left city government Friday after 12 years. Serving under two administrations, she leaves behind a landmark achievement. Read more here.
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Some residents are not happy with the past or the current state of what officials are doing concerning the refinery.
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Justin Udo
August 06, 2019 - 9:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The memory and damage from the South Philadelphia refinery explosion in June is still fresh in the minds of residents who live close to the facility, which is scheduled to officially close on Aug. 25. Some unhappy residents voiced their concerns before the PES...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
December 04, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney wants the Office of Immigrant Affairs to outlast him, so he's seeking a charter change to make the office a permanent part of city government. The mayor's office said a bill to put the charter change on the May 2019 primary ballot will be introduced...
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Mike DiBerardinis (left) and Brian Abernathy (right)
City of Philadelphia
Pat Loeb
September 24, 2018 - 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city government's managing director is stepping down after less than three years in the job. In January, Mike DiBerardinis' deputy will take over running the day-to-day work of the Kenney administration. Today, @PhillyMayor announced that Managing Director Michael...
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