Center City

David Adelman, center, with the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, cuts the ribbon at the Holocaust Remembrance Foundation opening ceremony.
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Justin Udo
October 22, 2018 - 1:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Itka Zymuntowicz was just a kid when she was taken from her home in Poland and sent to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. "I barely survived," she said. "I was the only one of my family, but I was determined not to give up." So for Zymuntowicz, attending the...
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Kimberly Adams
October 20, 2018 - 6:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Hundreds got a taste of what the City of Brotherly Love has to offer at the annual Made in Philadelphia Fall Market, in Dilworth Park "Tastes like you're in heaven, they'll take to heaven," said Pam Thornton, owner of Poundcake Heaven. Her family recipe was selling...
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Mike Dougherty
October 16, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Nurses at two hospitals in Philadelphia are asking for patient limits in their union contract, which expires next month. At St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Hahnemann University Hospital, nurses say they are treating five or six patients at once and that...
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Kristen Johanson
October 14, 2018 - 6:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia police are searching for a man accused of raping a woman at knifepoint in Center City. Authorities say the incident took place around 11 p.m. Saturday, near 12th and Lombard Streets. According to police, a man approached a 24-year-old female, armed with...
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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.
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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