Center City

Photo Credit: Mike DeNardo
April 19, 2018 - 12:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Community College of Philadelphia is ditching its mascot, in response to students who find the character offensive. At first glance he appears harmless enough - a cartoony figure in a tricornered hat named Colonial Phil. But to Community College of Philadelphia...
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Kimberly Adams
April 15, 2018 - 7:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Tempers were high Sunday as members of Black Lives Matter stormed the Center City Starbucks, where two black men were arrested last week, demanding answers. "This is the people's rally," said Black Lives Matter organizer Asa Khalif. "Racism and racial profiling will...
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Dreamstime
John McDevitt
April 15, 2018 - 12:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A Center City restaurant will host a bourbon bash this week with proceeds going to an organization that supports educational needs and programs in the region. Bank and Bourbon inside the Lowes Hotel at 12th and Market Streets is hosting it's 4th annual Bourbon Bash...
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Pat Toddy
April 14, 2018 - 9:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Saturday night was a magical escape for eleven children, normally in the hospital, as they were treated like stars at the 11th annual Stars Ball in Center City. "They get to sign autographs on the red carpet. They get a little replica Oscar," said Little Smiles of...
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Philadelphia Police Commisioner Richard Ross
Kristen Johanson | KYW Newsradio
April 14, 2018 - 3:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/AP) -- Philadelphia's top cop spoke out Saturday following a controversial arrest at a Starbucks in Center City this week. This incident has prompted accusations of racism on social media, concern from the mayor and an apology from the company. Videos posted online show...
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Villanova Parade
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April 05, 2018 - 1:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Nova Nation took over Center City Thursday to celebrate the Wildcats' NCAA National Championship. Big crowds lined both sides of Market Street to get a glimpse of the championship team. Smiling players tossed tee shirts to the fans and took turns holding the trophy...
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Villanova Fans
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Tim Jimenez
April 05, 2018 - 10:42 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Classes were canceled at Villanova University on Thursday because of the parade , so students went on a field trip of champions that started with a train ride to Philadelphia. Decked out in their blue and white, the students made the short walk from campus to the...
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Justin Udo
April 04, 2018 - 10:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- City cyclists are calling on officials to implement safer bike lanes throughout the Philadelphia. Following a slew cycling and motor vehichle related accidents, the city held a meeting Wednesday, to talk about the safety improvements they're making to bike lanes...
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Apr 8, 2016; Villanova, PA, USA; Villanova Wildcats fans cheer as they line the street during the championship parade at Dilworth Park.
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Ian Bush
April 04, 2018 - 5:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Final preparations are being made for Thursday's "Parade of Champions," as Philadelphia gets set to celebrate Villanova as the best in college basketball. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and will head east on Market from 20th Street, but the traffic impact starts...
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Philadelphians who bridge the city and Japan through art, culture, business and volunteerism are being honored tonight at the Japan Society's annual meeting
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Andrew Kramer
March 23, 2018 - 10:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Just ahead of this year’s Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival was a special award ceremony at City Hall honoring Philadelphians who help bring the city and Japanese culture closer together. The 60th anniversary of Shofuso, the historic Japanese house and Garden in...
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