Labor Day

Seagulls on the beach at Warped Tour
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John McDevitt
August 06, 2019 - 12:37 pm
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Ocean City has called in reinforcements to weed out flocks of food thieves creating chaos along the beach and boardwalk. Seagulls have made headlines this summer for aggressively stealing food directly from beachgoers. But Ocean City hopes to rid the beach of the...
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Smarty Jones
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Mike DeNardo
May 01, 2019 - 4:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time since his Triple Crown run 15 years ago, Smarty Jones is returning to Parx Racing in Bensalem. Labor Day doubles as Smarty Jones Day at Parx, and this Labor Day, Smarty will be there in the flesh. Since falling just short of the 2004 Triple Crown,...
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The suspension of New Jersey Transit's Atlantic City Rail Line has begun. Regular riders are finding alternatives, like an express shuttle from Lindenwold to Atlantic City.
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David Madden
January 25, 2019 - 12:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Commuters can expect another delay in the resumption of service along the Atlantic City rail line, which has been idled by New Jersey Transit since Labor Day. NJT issued a press release to announce that the service will not be back until the second quarter of this...
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The School District of Philadelphia dismissed students early due to excessive heat.
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Mike DeNardo
December 14, 2018 - 12:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia school students will go back to starting school after Labor Day in 2019. As expected, the school board approved a proposal to start the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day. This year for the first time, the School District of...
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From left: American Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan, local Commonwealth Association of School Administrators President Robin Cooper, and City Councilwoman Helen Gym discuss state funding for air-conditioned classrooms.
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Mike DeNardo
September 04, 2018 - 7:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With a heat index expected around 105 degrees, Philadelphia schools are dismissing students at noon Wednesday, and some say that illustrates the need for better conditions in the city's aging school buildings. As students left a sweltering Paul L. Dunbar School, a...
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Crowds down the shore are known to start dwindling after Labor Day.
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Andrew Kramer
September 03, 2018 - 8:42 pm
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Crowds down the shore are known to start dwindling after Labor Day. But businesses by the beach may not be impacted as much as expected — at least not right now. Marty Saul, who owns Marty's Beach Wear, was quick to note that the summer season is still here. "The...
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Dreamstime
Andrew Kramer
September 03, 2018 - 3:03 pm
MARGATE, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — With the beginning of Labor Day comes the end of beach season for many down the shore, though that's not the case for everyone. Shannon Barley marked her final beach trip Monday in Margate. She's disappointed the summer season is at its end. "It's sad, but the beach...
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In this image released by NOAA's GOES-16 on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, Tropical Storm Gordon appears south of Florida. The storm is expected to cross from southwest Florida into the Gulf Coast later Monday afternoon.
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September 03, 2018 - 2:47 pm
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday, forcing holiday beachgoers to drier ground. Weather forecasters said the storm could strengthen to near-hurricane force by the time it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast. Gordon formed into...
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Labor day parade
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Pat Loeb
September 03, 2018 - 2:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia unions celebrated Labor Day in their traditional fashion: gathering at the Sheet Metal Workers hall on Columbus Avenue and marching down Columbus Boulevard to a picnic at Penn's Landing. But the festivities could not conceal the challenges unions are...
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In this April 4, 2017 file photo, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka listens at the National Press Club in Washington.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
September 03, 2018 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka "represented his union poorly on television this weekend." He added: "it is easy to see why unions...
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