City of Philadelphia

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
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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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Rachel Kurland
November 15, 2018 - 11:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the first snow of the season continues to fall, the City of Philadelphia has issued a Code Blue due to the cold temperatures. The measure is in effect until Friday at 7 a.m. RELATED: Philly expecting first snow of the season; PennDOT advises caution A Code Blue is...
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Dreamstime
Cherri Gregg
November 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard oral arguments this week over whether the City of Philadelphia should be forced to renew its foster care contract with a religious agency that refuses to place children with LGBT couples. The case involves the...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Kim Glovas
November 05, 2018 - 2:52 pm
UPDATED: 10:47 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A problem with Verizon service is still affecting the entire city of Philadelphia. City officials tweeted that all 911 calls citywide were being impacted. The tweet says if anyone needs to call 911, use a cellphone. Do not rely on landlines...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
August 29, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's fiscal watchdog had a rather harsh assessment of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation department in its latest review of city finances . Parks and Recreation offered more programs last year than the year before, but had fewer visitors and users. The...
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Art educators from across Philadelphia connected with more than 70 renowned local arts programs Wednesday at the third annual Arts Education Fair.
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Justin Udo
August 22, 2018 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Art educators from across Philadelphia connected with more than 70 renowned local arts programs Wednesday at the third annual Arts Education Fair . The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts played host to the arts initiative, which aims at bridging the gap between the...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
August 16, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia tax officials are taking an unorthodox approach: They're sending out teams to go door-to-door to try to save taxpayers money. The Department of Revenue has sent out "street teams" to make sure homeowners know about real estate tax discounts. There are...
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Developers completed four of the 36 homes slated for rehab in the Osage Pine community — and two homes have already been sold.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
August 15, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three decades after the MOVE tragedy resulted in the loss of 11 lives and 61 homes, the neighborhood is finally getting a fresh start. Developers completed four of the 36 homes slated for rehab in the Osage Pine community — and two homes have already been sold...
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