Center City

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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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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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Belo, 25, paints a section of a mural as part of a Mural Arts same-day pay program.
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Pat Loeb
June 05, 2019 - 7:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cities around the country are experimenting with employing homeless people by offering jobs that provide a day's pay for a day's work. Philadelphia has developed its own version of the "same-day pay" model, with a pilot project run by the Mural Arts program. Monday...
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An eye witness tells me a woman trying to beat the light at 21st and Market slammed into this fire department vehicle, which hit a pedestrian before slamming into the building
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Mike Dougherty
May 29, 2019 - 11:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia Fire Department SUV struck a pedestrian in a chain reaction crash in Center City on Wednesday morning. Two people were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The collision at 21st and Market streets caved in the driver's side front wheel on the red...
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Dan Wing
May 23, 2019 - 8:39 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are searching for two men who robbed a couple before stealing their car in Center City early Thursday morning. Police say a 72-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman were packing up the car outside of their home on South Camac Street in the...
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Mike DeNardo
April 23, 2019 - 1:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Center City's economy is growing, but not quickly enough, says a new report. Center City has averaged a 2.1% job growth rate over the last three years. But it should be even higher, says Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District. "The recent rebound is...
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Young adult prom at the DoubleTree Hotel in Center City
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Andrew Kramer
April 12, 2019 - 11:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of young adults Thursday got to enjoy the prom night they never thought they'd get to experience. For these people, who left high school before graduation, it was a celebration of them trying to better their lives. Like the 100 or so guests at this young adult...
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Independence Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 09, 2019 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia tourism had another banner year in 2018. Figures released Tuesday show the city set a record for hotel occupancy. The Convention and Visitors Bureau annual report shows a hotel occupancy rate of almost 80 percent — the highest ever reported. "Philadelphia...
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Schuylkill River Trail
Dan Wing
March 30, 2019 - 1:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A grant has been obtained to help complete a portion of the Schuylkill River Trail that's seen as one of the hardest areas to tackle due to the terrain and industrial activity. State Rep. Jordan Harris announced the nearly $1.5 million state grant, which will be used...
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