City of Philadelphia

A fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphia. Suicides and drug overdoses helped lead a surge in U.S. deaths last year, and drove a continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live.
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Pat Loeb
August 02, 2019 - 5:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Richard Ross and other city officials return Friday night from a fact-finding trip to Canada, where they examined the country's safe injection sites. The consensus: The group agreed that safe injection sites save...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
July 26, 2019 - 2:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Edisa Rodriquez felt doubly bereft when her grandmother died three years ago. Not only had she lost her family's beloved matriarch, but all her stories, her life experiences, were gone, too. "With so much family and so much energy around family, we didn't have...
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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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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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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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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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