City of Philadelphia

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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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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Juan Ramon-Vasquez
Philadelphia Police Department
Steve Tawa
February 26, 2019 - 3:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Honduran man has been sentenced after pleading guilty last August to illegal re-entry following deportation. Federal authorities, however, argue he should have been removed from the U.S. well before he raped a young girl. Although he was deported in 2009, Juan Ramon...
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PAL Day participants take the oath of office
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Pat Loeb
February 13, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia has a new mayor — just for the day. City Hall was taken over by teenagers participating in the Police Athletic League , or PAL, in which public officials mentor about 40 high school students. PAL students were "adopted" by an assigned senior-level...
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Philadelphia revenue commissioner Frank Resin.
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Paul Kurtz
January 25, 2019 - 3:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With tax season upon us, the City of Philadelphia is reminding low and moderate income people and families to apply for an important refund. "It is considered by many to be the single most effective anti-poverty program there is," said Pennsylvania treasurer Joe...
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Code Blue
KYW Newsradio
Rachel Kurland
January 09, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The City of Philadelphia has issued a Code Blue in effect due to the chilly forecast anticipated through the weekend. It is against City ordinance to leave pets outside during a Code Blue without proper shelter; owners can face fines up to $500. Please call @...
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Philadelphia City Hall
Courtesy of Paul Gluck
Mike DeNardo
January 03, 2019 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The city says it has finally reconciled nearly all of a $40 million discrepancy on its books . What was a $40 million difference between the city's records and its bank accounts has now been whittled down to $900,000. But Mayor Jim Kenney was quick to point out it the...
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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
December 04, 2018 - 3:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mayor Jim Kenney wants the Office of Immigrant Affairs to outlast him, so he's seeking a charter change to make the office a permanent part of city government. The mayor's office said a bill to put the charter change on the May 2019 primary ballot will be introduced...
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