Fairmount

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Justin Udo
May 19, 2019 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A popular Philadelphia watering hole with a storied history has served its last drink. The London Grill has been a staple in the city's Fairmount neighborhood for decades, and its building is one of the oldest bar structures in Philadelphia. Co-owner Terry Berch...
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Hadas Kuznits
March 23, 2019 - 8:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) -- This is opening weekend for Philadelphia's seasonal Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. James Webster, the interim site manager, says this home and garden is an example of a wealthy Japanese residence from the 17th Century "It was a gift from the Japanese government...
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Tim McLaughlin
February 25, 2019 - 10:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Monday marked the first morning commute for a new SEPTA bus route. The 49 bus connects some neighborhoods north and south of Center City with University City. The line starts in Strawberry Mansion and runs through Brewerytown and Fairmount before crossing the river,...
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Hadas Kuznits
February 01, 2019 - 6:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There are lots of things other than sledding to do out in the snow. When Chris D'Antonio saw the snow, he says he threw his paints in his backpack and set up and easel. "Yeah, this is the painting that I just did of the Philadelphia Art Museum,” he said. “It's a...
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The lit signs that say "Fairmount Avenue" have officially been turned on in the 1500 and 2500 blocks of the avenue.
Spring Garden Community Development Corporation
Hadas Kuznits
December 05, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Some radiant renovations are finally taking place on Fairmount Avenue. Patrick Boyle, a board member on the Spring Garden Community Development Corporation, said there's been a lot of buzz around his organization as they've been preparing to light up the street with...
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Von Colln Field
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Justin Udo
August 07, 2018 - 5:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the last few years, Von Colln Field and playground next to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Fairmount has been under renovation. Finally, the old park has a new look, thanks to a $2.8 million restoration project that has made the area more family- and kid-friendly...
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Made in America
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Hadas Kuznits
July 26, 2018 - 6:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While it seems the city, the tourism community and others outside of the Philadelphia Museum of Art area are happy to be keeping Made In America on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway "for years to come," that doesn't change the fact that some of the neighbors will still...
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Eastern State Penitentiary
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Paul Kurtz
July 25, 2018 - 9:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Work is underway on much-needed repairs to the stone walls of the 189-year-old Eastern State Penitentiary in Fairmount. Dyrek Davis is among a small group of young people who are members of the National Trust for Historic Preservations HOPE Crew and learning the...
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A body was found wrapped in plastic in a second-floor bedroom of this residence in Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood.
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Kristen Johanson
July 18, 2018 - 12:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are investigating the discovery of a decomposing body in the Fairmount neighborhood of the city. The owner of the property found the body of a man in his 40s around 9:30 a.m. in a house on Mount Vernon Street near 19th Street, across from Roberto Clemente Park...
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Dan Wing
July 14, 2018 - 11:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's the storming of the Bastille, but done with a ton of Philly flavor. Eastern State Penitentiary held their final Bastille Day celebration Saturday night, after more than two decades of recreating the turning point in the French Revolution. With the landmark...
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