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Astrology.
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June 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Millennials love astrology. Law, maybe not so much. That millennials love astrology does not come as a surprise to people following the statistics - more than half of young adults believe it's a true science. Plus, they're...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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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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North Philadelphia community members took to the streets to protest a number of injustices done by realty groups and renters in their neighborhood.
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Justin Udo
May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Residents in North Philadelphia unite to protest renting practices. Munira Edens has moved five times in the last five years, and the North Philadelphia resident is tired of dealing with "deplorable living conditions." "I've had slum lords. I've moved in houses and I...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 09, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials Thursday announced a new program that they say will help hundreds of residents become home owners and will provide game changing help with down payments. Philly First Home will cover six percent of the purchase price of a new home up to $10,000...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 08, 2019 - 9:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Councilwoman Helen Gym plans to introduce a bill Thursday that would expand legal representation for tenants facing eviction. The bill would grant anyone facing an eviction proceeding the right to a lawyer. It follows the creation of a legal defense...
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Located inside of Logan Plaza on Old York Road, The Grace Dix Center will provide temporary residential housing and services for to up to 60 migrant youth between ages 13 and 17.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
April 09, 2019 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment denied an Arizona-based company's effort to open up a North Philadelphia housing facility for undocumented minors from the U.S. Border. The group is not giving up. "Our next step, we have filed an appeal," said James Smith,...
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State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
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Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
March 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials launched a new program Wednesday to provide home repair loans to low- and moderate-income residents so they can stay in their homes when they might, otherwise, be forced out. They're calling the program Restore, Repair, Renew. As housing values...
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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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