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Italian Market Festival 2019
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Andrew Kramer
May 19, 2019 - 11:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The weather couldn't have been more perfect on the first day of the weekend-long, open-air Italian Market Festival along Ninth Street in South Philadelphia. Thousands of people filled the streets, scoping out the live music, art and, of course, all the food and drink...
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Kimberly Adams
April 28, 2019 - 6:29 pm
MOORESTOWN, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly 100 people packed a Burlington County community center Sunday to close the door on hate, while learning about Islam. "By coming here I feel that we're standing up to the hate," said resident Gordon Hudson. He was joined by dozens inside the Folklife Center at...
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South Jersey Democratic Socialists and Moore Unity combined to push back against messaging from KKK in Moorestown, N.J.
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Kimberly Adams
April 26, 2019 - 9:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) —Just a few months ago a Moorestown community was the target of hate speech, but now that same community is reaching out to local Muslims in light of the deadly New Zealand mosque attacks. "When people are in their house of worship that's the place where you feel the...
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Artist Faith 47
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Paul Kurtz
April 12, 2019 - 3:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mural Arts Philadelphia has commissioned an internationally acclaimed artist to create a masterpiece in West Philadelphia. Her street art can be found in cities all over the world, and come September Faith 47 will add Philadelphia to the map. The Cape Town, South...
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Fred "Hurt" Jenkins
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Justin Udo
March 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philly boxing trainer, who's worked for decades to transform fighters, inside and out of the ring, is getting ready to call it a career. For the last 48 years Fred "Hurt" Jenkins has trained more than 2,000 boxers at the Athletic Recreation Center, in North...
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Councilman Kenyatta Johnson with Urban League director Charlene Matlock Turner and workers and officials from Ready, Willing and Able.
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Pat Loeb
March 11, 2019 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Point Breeze community isn't waiting for Mayor Kenney's proposed street sweeping pilot. They already have their own program growing and Monday, they announced they're expanding it to get every street in the neighborhood. READ: Mayor Kenney offers...
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Members of Philadelphia's Ethiopian and Eritrean communities are asking questions after one of their own was shot by police on Wednesday night.
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Cherri Gregg
March 07, 2019 - 6:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Members of Philadelphia's Ethiopian and Eritrean communities are asking questions after one of their own was shot by police on Wednesday night. Police say the victim was wielding a knife, but his supporters believe there's more to the story. "The information that is...
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In preparation for Women's History Month in March, the Delaware County Women's Commission is seeking nominations for visionary women in the community.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
DELAWARE COUNTY (KYW Newsradio) — In preparation for Women's History Month in March, the Delaware County Women's Commission is seeking nominations for visionary women in the community. Caitlin Ganley, chair of the Delaware County Women's Commission, says they are asking for nominees to honor a few...
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Philadelphia managing director Mike DiBerardinis ends long career in government with his activist spirit intact.
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Pat Loeb
January 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis cut his teeth on rabble-rousing. In the 1980s, when St. Christopher's Hospital voted to leave North Philadelphia, he organized a children's march patterned on Mother Jones' crusade against child labor. When Kensington...
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Camden, New Jersey
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Mike Dougherty
January 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Camden was once considered one of the most dangerous places in the country. While it's still far from a finished product, crime is down and graduation rates are up over the past five years. Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson said overall crime in the city is at...
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