Frank Rizzo

The School District of Philadelphia Headquarters.
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Mike DeNardo
June 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
Some Philadelphia high school students have won approval for a historical maker to commemorate the pivotal 1967 student walkout. Read more here.
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Christopher Columbus statue
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KYW In Depth
June 25, 2020 - 2:41 pm
Across the country, Americans are reckoning with statues of controversial figures throughout history, from Christopher Columbus to Robert E. Lee to Philadelphia’s Frank Rizzo. But this isn’t the first time in history that people have protested monuments of prominent people. KYW In Depth takes a...
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The mural of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo has been removed from the 9th Street Shopping District.
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Justin Udo
June 07, 2020 - 3:50 pm
South Philly neighbors and the Rizzo family weighed in on the removal of the mural that happened just days after the Rizzo statue was taken down in Center City. Read more here.
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Frank Rizzo mural
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Cherri Gregg
June 04, 2020 - 5:27 pm
The owners of the Frank Rizzo mural in the Italian Market say it will be replaced, following the civil unrest across the city over the death of Minneapolis black man George Floyd. Read more here.
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Frank Rizzo statue is removed from Municipal Services Building
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Tim Jimenez
June 03, 2020 - 6:09 am
The city removed the statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo from the front steps of the Municipal Services Building in the middle of the night. Read more here.
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Vandalism at the Frank Rizzo statue in Center City.
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Tim Jimenez
December 09, 2019 - 9:46 am
A vandal struck the Frank Rizzo statue in Center City once again, and police are investigating the vandalism, which they believe happened at some point over the weekend. Read more here.
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A contingent of Philadelphians want to replace the Frank Rizzo mural in South Philly with an image of Gritty, the fiery new Philadelphia Flyers mascot.
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Eric Walter
October 04, 2018 - 3:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A contingent of Philadelphians want to replace the Frank Rizzo mural in South Philly with an image of Gritty, the fiery new Philadelphia Flyers mascot. An online petition looked all but certain to meet or exceed its goal of 2,500 signatures Thursday afternoon. The...
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Statue of Frank Rizzo
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Mike DeNardo
August 10, 2018 - 7:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last November, after criticism by some who saw the statue of Frank Rizzo, in front of the Municipal Services Building, as a monument to racist police actions, Mayor Jim Kenney said the statue of the former mayor would be moved. But it looks like any relocation will...
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Gregory Harvey
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Pat Loeb
August 08, 2018 - 2:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the death of Gregory Harvey last week at the age 81, Philadelphia has lost one its leading legal minds, an attorney with a long history of activism in the city. Harvey was already active in Center City politics when he launched a petition drive to recall then-...
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Carmella Rizzo (center) and her husband, former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo, met Queen Elizabeth during her visit to the city in 1976 during Bicentennial celebrations.
Courtesy of the Rizzo family
Steve Tawa
July 17, 2018 - 3:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo's wife, Carmella, has died peacefully in her sleep in her Chestnut Hill home just 10 days shy of her 102nd birthday. "My wife, Debbie, and myself were at her side when she passed," said her son Frank, the former longtime city...
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