Kensington

Philadelphia Police Department
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Kristen Johanson
June 30, 2020 - 6:26 pm
Philadelphia police have pushed out a trio of surveillance videos from the night of looting and rioting in the city a month ago, where suspects can be seen on camera lighting fires inside businesses. Authorities are hoping the public can help identify the arsonists. Read more here.
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A group of kittens
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John McDevitt
June 27, 2020 - 4:00 am
Feline populations at Philadelphia-area animal shelters are above average this year. The temporary stoppage of elective veterinary procedures, like spaying and neutering during the pandemic, could be a factor. Read more here.
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Firefighters at Broad and Chew streets
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Tim Jimenez
June 01, 2020 - 7:46 am
After a weekend marked by protests, riots and fires sparked by the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer, businesses continued to burn in Philadelphia on Monday morning. Officials say they’ve had to fight around 300 fires since the unrest started on...
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Richard Ost at The Philadelphia Pharmacy in Kensington
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Antionette Lee
May 15, 2020 - 6:15 am
Richard Ost has operated the Philadelphia Pharmacy in Kensington for nearly 40 years. The pandemic has made an already important part of the community even more essential — especially for those who can’t easily get to it. Read more here.
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Step up to the Plate
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KYW Staff
April 16, 2020 - 11:09 am
Three nonprofits are joining forces with three local caterers to provide more meals for people experiencing homelessness, while the city is shut down. Read more here.
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The public restroom pilot program is funded by the city and run by staff members and volunteers at Prevention Point, a Kensington community group.
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Paul Kurtz
February 12, 2020 - 1:45 pm
Six months after the city declared a health emergency, Philadelphia health officials have announced a dramatic decline in the number of hepatitis A cases. Read more here.
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Operation Save Our City founder Rosalind Pichardo poses with a photograph or her brother, whose 2012 murder remains unsolved.
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Justin Udo
January 26, 2020 - 3:08 pm
An advocate for families of murder victims in Philadelphia has a chilling way to educate the public about her cause. The effort comes as the city is seeing a higher-than-usual murder rate in the first month of the year. Read more here.
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A young student walks home from school.
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Kristen Johanson
January 01, 2020 - 11:52 am
The city is looking to hire school crossing guards. Philadelphia police officials say they have have several empty crossing guard positions throughout the city. Read more here and find out how to apply.
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Federal, state and city authorities were able to pull about 18 guns and more than $600,000 worth of drugs off the streets of Kensington.
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Kristen Johanson
December 24, 2019 - 1:10 pm
Philadelphia police say that, because concerned Kensington residents called in tips and talked to cops in the neighborhood, federal, state and city authorities were able to pull about 18 guns and more than $600,000 worth of drugs off the street. Read more here.
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Freddie Perez and Tayvon Thomas
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
December 17, 2019 - 6:37 pm
Two men accused of shooting and killing 2-year-old Nikolette Rivera will now move onto to trial proceedings in a higher court. Read more here.
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