Center City

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivor Aalayah Eastmond is shown with her mother.
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
June 18, 2018 - 9:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the survivors of the Parkland high school shooting is addressing gun violence at Freire Charter School in Center City Philadelphia. Aalayah Eastmond is a rising senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — and a survivor of that mass shooting on Feb. 14...
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Streching from the Schuylkill River to 23rd and South streets every year, the unique cuisine and vibrant music attracts thousands of people to the Odunde Festival.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 10, 2018 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The largest African-American street festival in the country returned to Center City Sunday, embracing a time to celebrate and learn about African culture. Stretching from the Schuylkill River to 23rd and South streets every year, the unique cuisine, art, clothing and...
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Billie Jean King tennis clinic in center City Philadelphia
Justin Udo-KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 31, 2018 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) The Beneficial Plaza played host to Billie Jean King and the Philadelphia Freedoms ' pop-up tennis clinic on Thursday afternoon. During the clinic, anybody walking down the street could come and take a swing and get a good volley going. "I was just on my break, hit a...
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Big Red Pedal Tours
John McDevitt
John McDevitt
May 29, 2018 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For five years, Big Red Pedal Tours has been operating in Old City and Center City. The pedicycle, open-air tour bus is mainly powered by participants pedaling between drinking establishments. There is a small assist motor to help get up hills if needed. Jessica...
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May 20, 2018 - 1:44 pm
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Starbucks Protest
Photo credit: Tim Jimenez
Mike Dougherty
May 11, 2018 - 7:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After taking full responsibility for the public relations nightmare in Center City Philadelphia that sparked national outrage, Starbucks executives are making some big policy changes as the company tries to bounce back. Chairman Howard Schultz says the incident in...
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Vet Fest is an annual showcase of veteran services offered by the city of Philadelphia.
Hadas Kuznits-KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
May 09, 2018 - 2:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia-area veterans were celebrated in Center City on Wednesday at the sixth annual Vet Fest. Wanda Pate-Dennis, with the Philadelphia Veterans Advising Commission, said this event, at Thomas Paine Plaza just outside the Municipal Serivices Building, was about...
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Shara Dae Howard | KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
May 04, 2018 - 3:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A garage fire along 10th and Chestnut streets created a bit of a mess Friday afternoon. Just shy of 3 p.m., a fire broke out in a parking garage. Emergency crews arrived on the scene quickly, causing traffic congestion and blocked-off streets. Philadelphia Police Sgt...
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Edward Jefferson, 16, is facing two counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and related offenses to the incident.
Philadelphia Police Department
Mike Dougherty
May 01, 2018 - 9:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 16-year-old boy has turned himself in to Philadelphia police after a stabbing last week that left two teens injured at a Center City SEPTA subway station. Now, the minor, Edward Jefferson, is facing two counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and related...
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Beyond/Hello opening marijuana dispensary
Pat Loeb-KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
April 25, 2018 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Center City Philadelphia will get a medical marijuana dispensary. A Denver-based company has overcome obstacles that have been discouraging dispensaries from locating to the city. Beyond/Hello may sound like a dating service, but it's the name of the dispensary that...
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