Kensington

U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain is going after Philadelphia’s first planned "safe injection site."
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Steve Tawa
February 06, 2019 - 12:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bound by his personal duty to enforce "the rule of law," U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain is going after the nation's first planned, supervised drug injection site in Philadelphia's Kensington section by filing a civil lawsuit backed by the U.S. Department of Justice. While...
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City officials shut down and cleaned out the last of four major homeless encampments in Kensington, known as Emerald City.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
January 31, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials shut down the last of four major homeless encampments in the Kensington section of Philadelphia Thursday morning, known as Emerald City. The tents, tattered furniture and other dreary conditions along Emerald Street near Lehigh Avenue have been a symbol...
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Dan Wing
January 17, 2019 - 11:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A suspect in carjacking has been arrested after crashing the stolen vehicle in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning. Philadelphia Police say the suspect took the SUV from a man at gunpoint near 5th Street and Lehigh Avenue. The suspect eventually crashed the SUV...
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Mark Abrams
January 07, 2019 - 6:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say they're investigating a bizarre shooting early Monday morning in the Kensington section of the city, where a man and woman were found shot dead inside a running car. Police believe a 32-year-old woman, who was found shot in the arm and...
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John McDevitt
December 22, 2018 - 5:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Hand crafted gifts and beer were on tap at a holiday shopping event in Kensington to support local businesses. "You can have Philadelphia brewing beer while you are shopping or a commonwealth cider we have both on draft," said Philadelphia Brewing Co. co-owner Nancy...
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Dan Wing
December 20, 2018 - 7:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One person is dead, and another man is in the hospital after they were both stabbed early Thursday morning in the Harrowgate section of Kensington. Philadelphia Police say an unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene on Jasper Street from a stab wound to the...
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Kimberly Adams
December 08, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It was a clean sweep in Kensington Saturday as volunteers put broom in hand to not only clean up the area, but to make the streets safer for kids heading to schools. "I'm helping clean this community,” said 11-year-old Demetirus. He, and many others, rolled up their...
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Energy Coordinating Agency
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Cherri Gregg
December 06, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit based in the center of the opioid epidemic in Kensington is offering a little hope this holiday season. Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) is providing heat to low-income households in Kensington, as well as free vocational training to youth. "We're right in...
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Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
November 26, 2018 - 11:41 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Three men are in critical condition following a shooting Monday morning in Kensington. The shooting occurred just after 10 a.m. on North Water Street. The three who were shot were taken to Temple University Hospital. A 40-year-old man was shot once in the calf, a 37-...
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kensington drug encampments
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
November 16, 2018 - 10:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Kenney administration officials said they are chipping away at the opioid encampments in Kensington, in a Friday update on what the city calls the Resilience Project , designed to address the problem. But City Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez questioned some of...
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