Navy Yard

Gregory Cooke.
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Antionette Lee
February 28, 2020 - 6:00 am
Gregory Cooke has been on a mission to get 600,000 African American women recognized for their contributions during World War II for more than a decade now. Read more here.
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New Year's Eve fireworks along the Delaware River.
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KYW Staff
December 31, 2019 - 4:21 pm
Thousands are expected at Penn's Landing for the 6 p.m. and midnight fireworks shows, and crews at the Navy Yard Wednesday make their final checks on the barges that carry the explosives. Read more here.
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Flyers fans embark on the first-ever Gritty 5K, benefiting Flyers charities.
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Charlotte Reese
October 13, 2019 - 11:57 am
Thousands of fans took to the streets in South Philadelphia on Sunday for the first-ever Gritty 5K, benefiting Flyers charities, to show their support for their favorite hockey team and mascot.
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TMF Heroes Run new
July 02, 2019 - 11:32 am
Join KYW Newsradio and the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) at this 2019 9/11 Heroes Run to honor our local veterans, first responders, the fallen and their families. 9/11 Heroes Run events unite communities with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of 9/11 and the wars since —...
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Another biotechnology company that scouted locations all over the country has broken ground at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a production facility.
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Steve Tawa
June 12, 2019 - 3:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Another biotechnology company that scouted locations all over the country has broken ground at the Philadelphia Navy Yard for a production facility. The company plans to launch its own manufacturing hub to produce cell therapy cancer treatments. Northern California-...
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June Robbins
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June 07, 2019 - 5:00 am
By Charlotte Reese PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — By now, you know the story of Rosie the Riveter. But more than half of "Rosies" providing a helping hand to the war effort were actually not riveters. Nearly 70 years later, they want modern women to know their stories. "We've come a long way, baby...
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Navy Yard Sea Monster
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Andrew Kramer
November 16, 2018 - 8:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- After spending over a month at the Navy Yard, its long tentacles hanging out the windows of the building it's been living in, that giant purple sea monster has moved on. But not before crowds gathered Friday night for one last look. Stephanie Jones knew she'd regret...
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Rachel Kurland
November 13, 2018 - 1:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It invaded South Philadelphia and stole our hearts, but now, it's time for the tentacle-based creature to say farewell. The art installation was added to the Navy Yard about a month ago , which displays a purple, blue and green sea monster weaving in between the...
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Justin Udo
October 09, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A purple, blue, and green sea monster has taken over The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, and sightseers can't get enough. "It's incredible, it's so extraordinary," said one witness. Many who got a chance see the sea monster and its 20 tentacles bursting out of an old...
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Mark Abrams
September 20, 2018 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A forum on fighting flu in Philadelphia convened on the Penn State campus at the Navy Yard in South Philadelphia on Thursday. The naval site was the source of a flu pandemic that hit the city 100 years ago. "More than 20,000 people died in the city and about 14,000 of...
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