Homeless

Hepatitis A vaccine
Nikki Boliaux
Andrew Kramer
August 01, 2019 - 6:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Health officials in Philadelphia have declared a public health emergency over the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak. Health care providers and agencies in the city have been told to help vaccinate people who are most at risk for the virus , including people who use drugs...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2019 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The General Assistance program for low-income Pennsylvanians is scheduled to end on Aug. 1 , but two nonprofit legal groups are trying to save it. Community Legal Services (CLS) and Disability Rights Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit, arguing that the state acted...
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Thermometer Sun 40 Degres. Hot summer day. High Summer temperatures
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Justin Udo
July 16, 2019 - 5:11 pm
UPDATED: 1:20 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It’s getting hot out there and in response, the City of Philadelphia has issued a Code Red. What is a Code Red? Well, the city issues one when temperatures reach 90 degrees or more for at least three consecutive days. Plan for dangerous heat later...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
July 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials are fighting a proposed federal housing regulation that even its authors acknowledge could leave thousands of children homeless. The rule is intended to keep illegal immigrants out of public housing, but most of those who get evicted would be...
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Runners fight homelessness on Global Running Day
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Hadas Kuznits
June 05, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Runners from the Philadelphia region and beyond were drawn to the fourth annual Philadelphia Treadmill Challenge on Wednesday, Global Running Day. Back on my Feet, a support organization serving homeless people, set up a makeshift running gym at the City Fitness on E...
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In this May 2, 2019, photo homeless people gather on the sidewalk at an encampment in Phoenix.
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May 05, 2019 - 9:27 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say. The outbreak of the viral disease that affects the liver began in November and cases have continued to rise since then despite efforts to step up vaccinations...
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A homeless person sleeping in a doorway.
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Tim Jimenez
March 29, 2019 - 11:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The numbers are now in from Philadelphia's annual count of homeless people out on the streets of the city, and city officials say they show some progress. Back in January, Philadelphia had its annual "Point in Time" count. After crunching the numbers and analyzing the...
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Dylan Chidick of Jersey City, NJ and his mother Khadine Phillip hold his seventeen acceptance letters from college.
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March 15, 2019 - 11:22 am
Jersey City, New Jersey (WPIX) — Homeless students have rougher times in school than many others, but one New Jersey teen whose family struggled through homelessness beat the odds. Dylan Chidick, 17, has been accepted to 17 colleges. Chidick, who's class president at Henry Snyder High School, was...
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Mark Abrams
February 19, 2019 - 4:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of pairs of shoes and socks were distributed to the homeless on Tuesday by Broad Street Ministry, items especially critical at this time. Brenna McGinnis, director of hospitality for Broad Street Ministry, says volunteer podiatrists were on hand for foot...
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