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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hit the streets this weekend with a task force hoping to get a grip on crime in the city, but will it help?
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Antionette Lee
June 23, 2019 - 2:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney hit the streets this weekend with a task force hoping to get a grip on crime in the city, but will it help? The streets were quiet near the intersection of 24th and Moore streets in Point Breeze Sunday morning. But a few hours earlier,...
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Italian Market Festival 2019
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
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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Councilman Kenyatta Johnson with Urban League director Charlene Matlock Turner and workers and officials from Ready, Willing and Able.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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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Symbols of Kwanzaa on a table at the African American Museum in Philadelphia
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
December 26, 2018 - 12:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kwanzaa, a celebration honoring African heritage in African-American culture, has been around since the 1960s. It's estimated that millions of people each year celebrate the holiday that takes place the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day. But to many, its...
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The School Board of Philadelphia works to better its relationship with the community.
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Justin Udo
November 29, 2018 - 9:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia School Board committee takes their work to the masses. Thursday night marked the first meeting of the Philadelphia School Board's District Partnership & Community Engagement Committee. It's one of four committees with meetings open to the public,...
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