Center City

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.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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...
Read More
Belo, 25, paints a section of a mural as part of a Mural Arts same-day pay program.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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...
Read More
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
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
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...
Read More
Police Tape Generic
Dreamstime
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...
Read More
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
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...
Read More
Young adult prom at the DoubleTree Hotel in Center City
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
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...
Read More
Independence Hall
Mark Makela/Getty Images
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
Computer Coding
Mike Dougherty
March 09, 2019 - 10:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Men have most of the jobs in the tech industry. But a women's group is working to change that by giving girls a chance to learn how to write computer code during a summer camp in Philadelphia. For seven weeks from June to August, high school sophomores and juniors...
Read More
Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit Captain Jason Smith
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
March 08, 2019 - 10:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA police supervisors have handed off Thursday morning's deadly stabbing in Center City to Philadelphia police homicide investigators. Charles Green, 50, has been charged with murder. Police say he stabbed a 30-year-old man on the subway concourse near the Walnut-...
Read More

Pages