City of Philadelphia

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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Independence Hall
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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...
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A pothole
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Tim Jimenez
April 09, 2019 - 1:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Potholes are everywhere, and road crews have been out trying to patch them up. When it comes to certain street dents, it may be hard to believe there's anything good about them, but Steve Lorenz, chief engineer for the Philadelphia Streets Department, said...
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April 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials have announced a new effort to save the city's lesser-known historic buildings. The plan came out of a task force that met for two years to figure out a balance between development and preservation. The first step will be a city-wide survey to...
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Candidates for Philadelphia city offices pick ballot positions for the May primary by picking raffle balls out of a Horn and Hardart coffee can. When a candidate isn't present and hasn't assigned a proxy, a civil servant picks from the can.
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Pat Loeb
March 20, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Candidates for Philadelphia city offices picked ballot positions Wednesday for the May primary the old fashioned way: picking raffle balls out of a Horn and Hardart coffee can . But some of the candidates will still have one more hurdle to clear before getting on the...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
March 12, 2019 - 5:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's pothole season. And if your car is wrecked by a deep crater on a city street, Philadelphia has a process to reimburse you for damages. It happens a few dozen times a year. Drivers whose tires, rims or axles are wrecked after whacking a pothole look to the City to...
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City officials held a ceremonial transfer of money from real estate whose 10-year-tax abatement expired, to a trust fund for affordable housing.
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Pat Loeb
March 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia city officials, on Thursday, held a ceremonial transfer of money from taxes on properties that have just ended their ten year tax abatement to a fund for affordable housing. The transfer of $19 million to the Housing Trust Fund fulfilled a promise Mayor...
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