City of Philadelphia

Justin Udo
July 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia is working to make sure some of its special projects give all Philadelphians a chance to get to work. “Rebuild” is the city’s initiative to revitalize parks, recreation centers and libraries. “Especially in neighborhoods that haven't had...
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Philadelphia - stock photo
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Pat Loeb
July 19, 2019 - 6:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials say they will likely appeal a Common Pleas Court order that they return $48 million to the owners of some of the city's most valuable property. The judge ruled in a lawsuit brought by property owners who said their tax assessments were unfairly...
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Thermometer Sun 40 Degres. Hot summer day. High Summer temperatures
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Justin Udo
July 16, 2019 - 5:11 pm
UPDATED: 1:20 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s getting hot out there and in response, the City of Philadelphia has issued a Code Red. What is a Code Red? Well, the city issues one when temperatures reach 90 degrees or more for at least three consecutive days. Plan for dangerous heat later...
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KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
July 14, 2019 - 8:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about hit-and-runs accidents in the Philadelphia region. Roughly 10% of all motor vehicle fatalities are hit-and-runs, with the City of Philadelphia receiving...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
June 28, 2019 - 9:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s been a winding road, and now the Pennsylvania Department of Health says they’ve had their first meeting with Hahnemann Hospital officials since ordering them to cease their closure plans. According to the DOH , Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine met with both...
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Hahnemann University Hospital
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Pat Loeb
June 28, 2019 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city of Philadelphia is seeking an injunction to prevent Hahnemann University Hospital from closing without notice. The city filed a motion to join Drexel University's lawsuit against Hahnemann's owners — American Academic Health Systems and its CEO, Joel Freedman...
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June 23, 2019 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio/CNN) — The city has announced that the refinery fire, which began after an early Friday morning explosion, has been extinguished and an investigation is gearing up to find out how and why this happened. After burning for more than 24 hours, what we know so far is that...
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Desiree Peterkin-Bell
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Kristen Johanson
May 10, 2019 - 11:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former City Representative Desiree Peterkin-Bell has pleaded guilty to five charges , including conflict of interest, tampering with records, and receiving stolen funds, as part of plea agreement with Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Judge Scott DiClaudio...
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Schuylkill River
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After years of warnings that the Schuylkill River was in danger of becoming impassable, city and local university officials announced Wednesday that together they have raised $4.5 million for a dredging project. The Schuylkill Navy, which oversees Boathouse Row,...
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Pat Loeb
April 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia is accepting applications from community groups to run violence prevention programs in their neighborhoods. It's part of the effort to reduce the escalating rate of gun crimes. “The city can't do this work alone,” said Theron Pride the city's...
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