North Philadelphia

Strawberry Mansion High principal Brain McCracken
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Andrew Kramer
May 16, 2019 - 10:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Plans to phase out Strawberry Mansion High School in North Philadelphia seemed imminent, but school officials say they will be welcoming in dozens of new freshmen later this year. Principal Brian McCracken spoke to the Student Achievement and Support Committee at the...
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North Philadelphia community members took to the streets to protest a number of injustices done by realty groups and renters in their neighborhood.
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Justin Udo
May 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Residents in North Philadelphia unite to protest renting practices. Munira Edens has moved five times in the last five years, and the North Philadelphia resident is tired of dealing with "deplorable living conditions." "I've had slum lords. I've moved in houses and I...
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One Day At A Time
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Paul Kurtz
May 15, 2019 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Armed with push brooms, air blowers, shovels and trash bags, a cleanup crew of nearly a dozen people methodically made their way east from 18th Street and Susquehanna Avenue to Broad Street. The street cleaners with One Day At A Time (ODAAT) — a drug and alcohol...
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Andrew Kramer
May 03, 2019 - 8:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf got an up-close look at some rundown buildings in North Philadelphia Thursday afternoon. Wolf and other local leaders walked along Germantown Avenue, up Warnock Street, to Indiana Avenue, glancing at the properties and meeting residents...
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A public-private investment in a new vocational lab is attracting neighbors, many of them unemployed or underemployed, looking to build a career in the new clean energy economy.
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Steve Tawa
April 25, 2019 - 4:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A public-private investment in a new vocational lab is attracting neighbors, many of them unemployed or underemployed, looking to build a career in the new clean energy economy. Monti Martel, a 23-year-old from North Philadelphia, was working as a line cook. "I was...
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Connor Caruso, president of the Temple Community Garden, stands in front of some of the beds students and neighborhood residents will plant with vegetables.
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Mark Abrams
April 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An urban garden is providing a unique learning experience for Temple University students who are sharing the fresh vegetables it produces with their North Philadelphia neighbors. Connor Caruso, a Temple junior from Pittsburgh, is president of the Temple Community...
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Located inside of Logan Plaza on Old York Road, The Grace Dix Center will provide temporary residential housing and services for to up to 60 migrant youth between ages 13 and 17.
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Cherri Gregg
April 09, 2019 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment denied an Arizona-based company's effort to open up a North Philadelphia housing facility for undocumented minors from the U.S. Border. The group is not giving up. "Our next step, we have filed an appeal," said James Smith,...
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Sharswood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it.
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Pat Loeb
April 03, 2019 - 2:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia neighborhood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it. The city has taken many steps to fight illegal dumping but in this case, the trash just keeps piling up. Katie Heer loves her Sharswood neighborhood...
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Fred "Hurt" Jenkins
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Justin Udo
March 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philly boxing trainer, who's worked for decades to transform fighters, inside and out of the ring, is getting ready to call it a career. For the last 48 years Fred "Hurt" Jenkins has trained more than 2,000 boxers at the Athletic Recreation Center, in North...
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The Philadelphia Fire Department is battling a fire at a North Philadelphia auto body shop.
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Tim Jimenez
March 11, 2019 - 7:17 am
UPDATED: 9:34 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Fire tore through an auto body shop in North Philadelphia early Monday morning. The fire affected nearby SEPTA service. The fire started around 2 a.m. at the shop and junkyard at Sedgley and Allegheny avenues. Six hours later and firefighters are...
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