Center City

Center City police barricade
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
February 18, 2020 - 1:34 pm
A heavy police presence still surrounds The Sterling Apartment Homes at 18th Street and JFK Boulevard, where they responded to reports of a man with a gun early Tuesday afternoon. Police say the situation is now over and no longer a threat to the public. Read the latest here.
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The assistant manager of a South Philadelphia dollar store has posted a note on the door saying kids need to be accompanied by a parent or someone over 18.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
February 17, 2020 - 4:55 pm
Philadelphia police have been beefing up patrols in and around Center City after a recent spike in retail thefts — much of which, they say, are being committed by teenagers. But one police commander came up with a new way to reduce crime while also giving the teens a safe space after school. Read...
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Man suspected of Allen Iverson backpack theft.
Philadelphia Police Department
Tim Jimenez
January 28, 2020 - 7:12 am
Police are looking for a suspect who they say stole Allen Iverson's backpack from a Center City hotel with half a million dollars worth of jewelry in it. Read more.
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Top Chef Quickfire
Kyle Huff
Hadas Kuznits
January 24, 2020 - 5:00 am
A new fast-casual restaurant is catering to fans of the Bravo reality food competition, based on the show’s “Quickfire” challenges. Top Chef Quickfire is now open in the Comcast Center Concourse. Listen to more on the KYW Newsradio original podcast What’s Cooking.
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Brennon Jones gives a free haircut in Center City, on the median at Broad and Walnut Streets.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
January 11, 2020 - 5:46 pm
A local barber is helping the homeless, one haircut at a time, and a popular Philadelphia wedding photo spot is where he set up shop. Read more here.
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The opening of a new Wawa in Center City.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
January 10, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Will Wawa customers go for a takeout window? Or is the door-holding custom too strong of a pull to enter the actual store? A new outlet in Center City will answer that question. Read more here.
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A meal at Veda in Center City
Ian Shiver
Hadas Kuznits
January 10, 2020 - 5:45 am
Not sure where to start when Center City District’s Restaurant Week returns on Sunday? The pros have some advice for the best approach to eating your way through Center City. Listen to more on the KYW Newsradio original podcast What’s Cooking.
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Center City Restaurant Week
Courtesy of Center City Restaurant Week
Holli Stephens
January 10, 2020 - 4:00 am
It’s been a mild January so far, so let’s soak in the overcast sun while we have the chance. Plan your weekend with The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend.
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A young student walks home from school.
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Kristen Johanson
January 01, 2020 - 11:52 am
The city is looking to hire school crossing guards. Philadelphia police officials say they have have several empty crossing guard positions throughout the city. Read more here and find out how to apply.
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John McDevitt
December 27, 2019 - 2:59 pm
A loss prevention officer at a Center City Walgreens was stabbed Friday morning after getting into an altercation with a suspected shoplifter. Read more here.
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