North Philadelphia

North Philadelphia community members took to the streets to protest a number of injustices done by realty groups and renters in their neighborhood.
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
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
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
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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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.
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
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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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.
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
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.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
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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The Philadelphia Fire Department is battling a fire at a North Philadelphia auto body shop.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
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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Inside the 22nd District police station where Sgt. Robert Wilson III once worked, hundreds gathered to honor the man who sacrificed his life to protect innocent civilians.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
March 05, 2019 - 6:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A memorial vigil was held for a Philadelphia police sergeant who was shot and killed inside a North Philadelphia business by two armed men four years ago. Inside the 22nd District police station where Sgt. Robert Wilson III once worked, hundreds gathered to honor the...
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This car shows a dent in the hod where it struck two school children.
Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
March 05, 2019 - 8:54 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two children were hit by a car on their way to school in North Philadelphia on Tuesday morning. Philadelphia Police say a 7-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl were walking to school with their mother around 7 a.m. when they stepped out into the street and into the...
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Police Tape Generic
Dreamstime
Ian Bush
February 26, 2019 - 9:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are looking for clues after a man was shot and killed Tuesday morning in North Philadelphia. It happened along North Bouvier Street near York. A 911 call just after 4 a.m. led officers to the victim, who was on the sidewalk. He had been shot in the neck, chest...
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Wagner Free Institute of Science and the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Courtesy of David Graham, Wagner Free Institute of Science
Molly Daly
February 25, 2019 - 5:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia natural history museum - which was founded in the 1800s on the belief that education in the sciences should be open to everyone - will host an event March 7 exploring the history of girls' education in the sciences, the challenges they face and...
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