Fishtown

Criminal Justice Center
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Kristen Johanson
July 03, 2019 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia judge has found a Fishtown mother guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her boyfriend nearly two years ago, after the pair got into a fight about a movie and he insulted her son. Small in stature, 38-year-old Jeannette Wakefield was...
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Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia
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Kristen Johanson
July 02, 2019 - 6:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It was an emotional testimony Tuesday as a boy testified he saw his mother kill her boyfriend inside their Fishtown apartment nearly two years ago. Former real estate agent Jeanette Wakefield listened on as her 12-year-old son tearfully told the judge his mom shot...
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Cadence restaurant co-owners
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Hadas Kuznits
May 22, 2019 - 3:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A small BYOB in Olde Kensington that has only been around since March 2018 has received a major accolade from Food & Wine magazine. Not only is Cadence the only Philadelphia restaurant on the magazine's 2019 list of Best New Restaurants , but it is also landed at...
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Dreamstime
Kristen Johanson
May 01, 2019 - 8:46 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The trail has started against a Philadelphia man accused of being an accomplice in a Fishtown go-go bar robbery amd murder that happened 20 years ago. Prosecutors say Mark Whitaker was one of three men who robbed the Happy Days go-go bar on Girard Avenue and Front...
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Pictures of damage from Tulip St. home collapse on March 22, 2019.
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Paul Kurtz
March 22, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections officials are taking steps to revoke the license of a contractor whose shoddy work caused two homes to collapse in Fishtown this week. When house-flipping goes horribly wrong. One home in rubble the one next door awaiting...
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Philadelphia City Council Thursday could decide the fate of a historic church in Fishtown, and neighbors have some ideas about what they'd like to see happen.
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Mike Dougherty
March 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
UPDATED: March 7, 9:40 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council Thursday could decide the fate of a historic church in Fishtown, and neighbors have some ideas about what they'd like to see happen. Steel fencing surrounds St. Laurentius Church at Memphis and Berks streets. This...
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St. Laurentius Parish, built in 1882, was the city's oldest Polish church until the Archdiocese deconsecrated it in 2014 and sold it to developers.
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Pat Loeb
February 26, 2019 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee Tuesday advanced a bill that may finally end the 2 1/2 year fight over a Catholic church in Fishtown that is falling apart. If the full council approves the bill, next week, the church would be converted to apartments. St...
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Philadelphia police
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Molly Daly
January 15, 2019 - 7:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are asking for your help in tracking down the driver who hit a pedestrian in Fishtown early Sunday morning and took off. The 29-year-old victim suffered head injuries that authorities don't believe to be life-threatening. It happened on Girard...
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Fishtown road closures will continue.
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Andrew Kramer
October 29, 2018 - 10:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Water Department is now saying road closures will continue for "upwards of one month" following an Oct. 18 water main break along Girard Avenue in Fishtown. The detours have taken a toll on many businesses in the area, including 3 J's Food Market. "We...
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Carvana car dispensing building in Fishtown
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Mike Dougherty
October 11, 2018 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Vending macines are used to sell almost everything these days. But a machine that dispenses cars? That's exactly what one dealer in Philly's Fishtown neighborhood is offering customers. Just drop one of the big silver coins into the slot, and watch the magic happen. "...
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