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Antionette Lee | KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
October 14, 2018 - 6:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Acquiring a new Torah is a sacred and cherished day for a synagogue. A Jewish community in Center City got that privilege this weekend. Dozens of families marched along Locust Street singing and clapping as they escorted the sacred scroll to the Mekor Habracha...
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Dan Wing
October 11, 2018 - 12:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities say an Upper Darby woman reported missing in Center City last week has returned home. Upper Darby Police say 29-year-old Hope Muessner is home and safe. A search was started after she seemingly disappeared at the end of her shift at a Center City bakery...
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Opa is back in business after the flood in Center City forced it to shut down
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
October 06, 2018 - 8:57 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — "We're back, we can't wait for you to visit and we're going to provide you with the hospitality that we're known for." That is Opa co-owner George Tsiouris' message to his patrons, who, for the last three months, weren't able enjoy Greek food and cocktails at his...
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Paul Kurtz
September 29, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Coming soon to Center City: a workout facility that's designed to bring out the fighter in everyone. It's the brainchild of a former heavyweight champion's son. George Foreman III believes Philly is a perfect fit for his EverybodyFights franchise. "Philly is home of...
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Starting Monday and running until Thanksgiving, extra police and Philadelphia Parking Authority officers will be strictly enforcing the rules on Market Street from Seventh to 13th streets, and on Chestnut Street between 10th and 22nd streets.
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Mike DeNardo
September 20, 2018 - 6:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cars blocking bus lanes. Delivery trucks double-parked. Blocking the box. Mayor Jim Kenney knows Center City congestion is getting worse. "Too often, 50 people sitting on a bus can't get to work because the lane is blocked by one person who's illegally parked," he...
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Artist rendering of a Franklin Square PATCO station in Center City.
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David Madden
September 20, 2018 - 12:19 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Commissioners for the Delaware River Port Authority have gotten an update on plans to resurrect the long-closed Franklin Square PATCO station in Center City Philadelphia. The $26.4 million project is well into the design stage, with plans unveiled for a new entrance...
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John McDevitt
September 14, 2018 - 6:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pop culture is being celebrated all weekend long at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City. It’s called cosplay, it’s a thing at comic cons, where attendees dress like their favorite characters from comics, television and film. Dana Jordan came as Spider-...
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Organizers of the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show held a pep rally in Center City Wednesday to whip up some exciting for the upcoming event.
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
September 12, 2018 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Organizers of the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show held a pep rally in Center City Wednesday to whip up some exciting for the upcoming event. Like carnival barkers, dual emcees urged the lunchtime crowd to step right up and take a look at all those shiny motorcycles and...
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A woman and her baby were struck be a pickup truck while crossing Vine Street at 15th Street.
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Mark Abrams
August 30, 2018 - 11:54 am
UPDATED: 1:15 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police now say a 1-year-old infant has died and his 36-year-old mother is hospitalized in stable condition after they were struck by a pick-up truck shortly after 11 a.m. at 15th and Vine streets in Center City. Police say a 3-year-old...
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Pat Loeb
August 26, 2018 - 11:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Last November, 300 people waited in line to get souvenir blocks of Love Park granite, etched with the image of the Love Sculpture, only to find the sale was cancelled because of a copyright claim. Now, Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott...
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