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Mark Abrams
July 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're planning to come into Philadelphia to join the festivities on July Fourth, you'll want to be prepared for a couple of road closures and some parking restrictions. "Come early and don't count on parking or driving anywhere near the Ben Franklin Parkway or...
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Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 23, 2019 - 2:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Global Philadelphia Association hosted Philadelphia's fourth annual World Heritage Day at Independence Hall on Thursday. World Heritage Day is a celebration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Rob McNeill, chair of the board of the Global Philadelphia Association,...
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Independence Hall
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Cherri Gregg
April 16, 2019 - 3:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris highlights some of the vulnerabilities of historic sites. Even Philadelphia, one of the most historic cities in America, has had its fair share of close calls. "It was devastating news — I mean, it is one of the...
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A naked bicyclist poses for photos as other participants ride past during the Philly Naked Bike Ride in Philadelphia.
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March 24, 2019 - 9:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Naked bicyclists say they were so cold riding around Philadelphia last September that this year they'll do it in August. Organizers of the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride say they've "ridden in chilly weather" the last two Septembers so this time they'll saddle up Aug. 24 and "...
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Independence Hall
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John McDevitt
January 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the partial government shutdown extends to another week, one youth organization plans to help affected national parks, including Independence National Historical Park. Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) will be picking up trash in five national parks...
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Side view of the Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
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Steve Tawa
December 27, 2018 - 12:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — While Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Center have been victims of the partial federal government shutdown that began last weekend, their doors will re-open over the upcoming long weekend. While July 4 is the busiest time of the year for Independence National...
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Side view of the Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
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Pat Toddy
December 23, 2018 - 10:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a slight change of plans facing visitors to the cradle of liberty as the Liberty Bell has to come off the to-do list, a casualty of the government shutdown. Another top attraction is also off-limits for now, says Amy Needle, president and CEO of Historic...
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Amanda Spillane (left) speaks at Independence Hall during a press conference discussing a lawsuit she and Courtney Haveman filed against the state for denying them cosmetology licenses.
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John McDevitt
December 12, 2018 - 1:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two women who were denied cosmetology licenses because they didn't meet Pennsylvania's "good moral character" requirements are suing the state. The women and their lawyers spoke about the lawsuit at the People's Plaza at Independence Hall Wednesday. "There is no...
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The DAR, or Daughters of the American Revolution — along with USA250 and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society — donated 250 trees to create the "DAR Pathway of the Patriots" along the Schuylkill River, honoring patriots of the American Revolution.
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John McDevitt
November 15, 2018 - 5:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The nation's 250th anniversary isn't until July 2026, but the gift-giving has already started, and among the offerings are 250 trees. The DAR, or Daughters of the American Revolution — along with USA250 and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society — donated 250 trees to...
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