Lauren Lipton

Alma Jacobs
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July 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alma Jacobs died this past week and while you may not know her name among her many accomplishments she helped preserve part of Philadelphia's history. For decades she headed up Women for Greater Philadelphia, a group that keeps Laurel Hill Mansion in Fairmount Park up...
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Lauren Lipton
July 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is a major change coming to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and we can all thank a 92-year-old patron. "The largest and most notable one for the Kimmel Center building is that we are adding a series of escalators. We recognize that this is something...
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Parade Colonial Men - Rich Meyers via Welcome America Festival
Lauren Lipton
June 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Welcome America Festival is underway and while there will be fireworks, concerts and of course hoagie fest, there are other activities around the city. "On Tuesday, July 2 at 4 p.m. we are going to rename the block of Broad Street, between Spruce and Locust...
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Lauren Lipton
May 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is a new exhibit opening this week at the Philadelphia Library Company and you will be able to see things in person that few people have seen. "The title of the exhibit is ‘From Negro Pasts to Afro-Futures: Black Creative Re-Imaginings,’” explained Dr. Deirdre...
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Lauren Lipton
May 04, 2019 - 3:45 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) – When you think of Philadelphia and what started here on the food scene, you might think of cheesesteaks or soft pretzels. But there is something else that Philadelphia introduced to the country: the banana. It was 1876 at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia that...
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Lauren Lipton
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- William L. Myers Jr. is a Philadelphia lawyer and now a best-selling author, out with his third book, A Killers Alibi . "All my books are set in Philadelphia. I love Philadelphia. I know the justice system here and so all the trials take place over at the Criminal...
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Photo by Hugh E Dillion
Lauren Lipton
April 07, 2019 - 5:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There are some events that are just so much fun made even better because all the proceeds from the evening go to help others, like the annual Bourbon Bash! Dan Rivas is general manager of Bank and Bourbon Restaurant at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. "It's our...
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Courtesy of the Laurel Hill Mansion
Lauren Lipton
March 10, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As we celebrate Women's History Month, we look at Laurel Hill Mansion , a historic house in Fairmount Park, built by Rebecca Rawle in 1767. "Our house was actually unusual in that it was built by a woman," said Alma Jacobs. "In those days, women normally did not do...
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Courtesy of Robert Marchisello's family
Lauren Lipton
February 16, 2019 - 10:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Robert Marchisello spent 37 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department and from day one he kept a journal. Now, all those notes are in a book: “A Firefighter's Journal: Thirty-Seven Years on the Firegrounds and in the Firehouses of Philadelphia.” "The book starts...
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Courtesy of Theatre Philadelphia
Lauren Lipton
February 03, 2019 - 7:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- 2019 Philly Theatre Week is about to get underway, and there is something for everyone. "Our second annual theatre week is February 7 through the 17," explains Leigh Goldenberg, the executive director of Theatre Philadelphia. "We have over 100 different events...
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