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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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New housing in Old City is filling in the gaps around the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Peter Tobia/Center City District
Steve Tawa
February 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've noticed a lot of cranes and construction crews around Center City, it's because more new housing went up in 2018 than any other year, since the Center City District began tracking the market nearly 20 years ago. The residential downtown boom is driven by...
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The Philadelphia Housing Authority broke ground Tuesday on its third phase of a 10-year transformation of the Sharswood/Blumberg neighborhood of North Philadelphia.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
December 04, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NORTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Housing Authority broke ground Tuesday on its third phase of a 10-year transformation of the Sharswood/Blumberg neighborhood of North Philadelphia, where residents are eager to move back in. Located at 22nd and Oxford streets, the Blumberg 83...
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Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills (right) packs Thanksgiving bags for kids at the Valley Youth House.
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Mike DeNardo
November 19, 2018 - 5:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A key member of the Eagles secondary has made Philly kids his primary focus. Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills smiled as he stuffed bags full of Thanksgiving fixings and handed them to young people at the Valley Youth House's Achieving Independence Center on North Broad...
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A family cools off in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
September 26, 2018 - 8:22 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What is life like for the 26 percent of Philadelphians who live in poverty? A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Research Initiative tries to answer that question. Much of the report's findings may be what you'd expect: The poor are more likely to...
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In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, photo, Jose Santiago checks on items in the kitchenette in his room at the WoodSpring Suites in Orlando, Fla.
AP Photo/John Raoux
September 13, 2018 - 11:05 am
By Mike Schneider and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Like many Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria, Jose Santiago has been scrambling to find a place to live. The federal vouchers that pay for his hotel room near the Orlando airport expire at...
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This Temple University facilities team helped build a five-unit home in North Philly.
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
June 25, 2018 - 8:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up off campus to help revitalize North Philadelphia while also helping out a few local families. Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across the United...
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