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Construction is underway on the first phase of a major expansion at Central High School.
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Mike DeNardo
June 04, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Construction is underway on the first phase of a major expansion at Central High School. They gathered with shovels for a dirt-tossing photo op at Central High School, but in reality, the construction behind them had been going on for three weeks. It's the start of 14...
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Construction workers build new housing.
Elise Amendola/AP, file
May 16, 2019 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home construction rose in April, led by an uptick in single-family homes. The Commerce Department said Thursday that homebuilding rose 5.7% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.24 million. But housing starts fell 2.5% from a year earlier, suggesting that would...
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Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City, New Jersey at sunset with the drawbridge up for boats to pass below.
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Tim Jimenez
April 05, 2019 - 7:17 am
UPDATED 1 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Construction on a bridge that connects the Jersey Shore towns of Sea Isle City and Avalon won't be finished by Memorial Day, as the summer season opens up. The Townsends Inlet Bridge has been under construction since September. But a problem popped up...
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I-76
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Jim Melwert
April 03, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Get ready for a major construction project on I-76 through the city. Two projects are coming to the Schuylkill Expressway. One starts on the bridge that carries I-76 over Route 23 in West Conshohocken, which will result in one-lane overnight closures. But the other...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
February 27, 2019 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee has given the go-ahead to the construction of a liquid natural gas plant in Southwest Philadelphia. The vote came over the objections of neighbors and environmental groups. Philadelphia Gas Works president Craig White testified...
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Wayne Junction Viaduct
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Paul Kurtz
February 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Construction crews are about to begin a major project on a span along the Roosevelt Expressway. At 59 years of age, the old, decaying Wayne Junction Viaduct is a structure that "is at the end of its service life." "It really needs to be rehabilitated," said PennDOT...
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Dreamstime
David Madden
February 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A bridge over I-295 in Gloucester County is being replaced, and it’ll take awhile to complete. Traffic patterns have changed for the first part of the Route 47 bridge reconstruction in Westville. “They’ve created a center work zone to allow the gas utility to do work...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
January 24, 2019 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's tax break on new construction has been controversial since it started 20 years ago. Now, a City Council member is calling for it to be phased out. Councilwoman Helen Gym conceded the 10-year tax abatement has been a powerful tool for spurring...
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Standing in front of photographs of mold and wild mushrooms, singers outside the apartments being built at 401 Race Street crooned, 'Baby, There's Mold Inside!"
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
December 27, 2018 - 4:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Leaders of the Philadelphia Building Trades say that shortcuts are causing mold issues at an Old City apartment building under construction. Standing in front of photographs of mold and wild mushrooms, singers outside the apartments being built at 401 Race Street...
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Benjamin Franklin High School
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Mike DeNardo
December 08, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Work is on track to put two very different Philadelphia schools into the same building next fall. The district is moving Science Leadership Academy — one of its most successful magnets — from 22nd and Arch streets to Benjamin Franklin High School, one of its lowest-...
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