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Holli Stephens
September 13, 2019 - 5:00 am
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. From free events to food fests, read more here for everything happening in and around the city.
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developer Craig Grossman
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Hadas Kuznits
September 12, 2019 - 12:25 pm
Developer Craig Grossman says he hoped the opening of Triple Bottom Brewing on Spring Garden Street marks the start of a cascade of new businesses expected to open there over the course of the next year.
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Andrew Kramer
August 23, 2019 - 9:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With just two weeks to go until Hahnemann University Hospital closes for good, Friday marked the final day for many workers. As their last shift came to an end, hundreds of workers walked over to Westy's on Callowhill Street for a "Last Hahnemann Hurrah" party that...
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Rachel Kurland
August 08, 2019 - 4:19 pm
UPDATED: Aug. 9, 6 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA and PennDOT have some construction projects that could throw a wrench into your weekend travel plans. First, Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the SEPTA trolley tunnel linking West Philly and Center City will close for 10 days for repairs...
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August 08, 2019 - 11:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A crash in Center City involving a New Jersey Transit bus has left two people critically injured. Authorities say the bus and a car collided late Wednesday night at 11th and Market streets. The driver of the car and a passenger in that vehicle were being treated at a hospital...
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Chestnut Street Bridge.
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Mark Abrams
August 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PennDOT says commuters need to get ready now for a major closure that will affect a critical eastbound artery into the city. The Chestnut Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River, which connects University City to Center City Philadelphia, is being closed for major...
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Philly Free Streets 2019
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Hadas Kuznits
August 03, 2019 - 1:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There were no cars on a portion of North Broad Street Saturday morning as pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles took over for an annual event known as Philly Free Streets. From City Hall to Butler Street bikers, runners and even dog walkers got a chance to enjoy four...
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Hahnemann zoning rally
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Andrew Kramer
August 02, 2019 - 9:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As we get closer to Hahnemann University Hospital's closure, the union representing many of the workers there have come up with a way to possibly save some jobs. That plan sparked a rally outside the hospital Thursday afternoon. "What we're asking for is if the City...
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Officials unveiled a new mural in Septa's suburban station Tuesday, but the artwork was only part of the story. The mural is the product of a program to reduce panhandling by providing low barrier jobs that offer same-day pay.
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Pat Loeb
July 30, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In April, Mural Arts Philadelphia began offering 10 jobs a day to any takers with payment made at the end of that day's shift. So many people lined up they had to use a lottery system to award the jobs. On Tuesday, many of those employed by the program joined the city...
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Samantha Williams (L) Andre 3000 (C) Williams' friend (R)
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John McDevitt
July 19, 2019 - 8:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphians have created their own scavenger hunt, of sorts, on social media in which a celebrity in town working on a television series is the ultimate find. An upcoming AMC series called “Dispatches from Elsewhere,” is shooting in Philadelphia and one of its...
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