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Connor Barwin.
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1-On-1 with Matt Leon
December 06, 2019 - 3:13 pm
Connor Barwin spent 10 years in the NFL as one of the league's best pass rushers, and some of his most successful seasons were spent in Philadelphia with the Eagles. Read more here.
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Philadelphia skyline
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Rasa Kaye
September 30, 2019 - 1:19 pm
A bunch of teenagers bawled out world leaders (and the rest of us) for not doing enough to slow the rate of climate change last week. If the kids’ ire has inspired you, we’ll remind you of 1Thing that quietly and efficiently fights the good fight against rising greenhouse gases and temperatures: a...
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Committee of Seventy Chief Advancement Officer Lauren Cristella (center) and National Constitution Center Chief Learning Officer Dr. Kerry Sautner (left)
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Flashpoint
September 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
In this special edition of the Flashpoint podcast, host and KYW Newsradio community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the Entercom Serves program. Listen to the podcast here.
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Architect Tevin Williams and companions construct a pergola on Logan Circle for Park(ing) Day PHL 2019.
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Mike Dougherty
September 20, 2019 - 11:41 am
Metered spaces are tougher to find in Philadelphia today because people are turning some parking spots into miniature parks for Park(ing) Day PHL.
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A spotted lanternfly.
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Paul Kurtz
September 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
Hordes of spotted lanternflies have invaded Philadelphia, and city officials are trying to figure out how to get rid of the destructive bugs.
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Parks on Tap
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John McDevitt
April 24, 2019 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Parks on Tap returns to Philadelphia Thursday for its fourth season. The Parks on Tap program is a group effort among Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and FMC Hospitality. A portion of sales from beer, booze and food will go to the...
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New Jersey’s new law banning smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: who enforces it?
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David Madden
January 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s new law that bans smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: Who enforces it? “Does the word ‘almost impossible’ seem to work for you?” said Wildwood mayor Ernie Troiano. Troiano...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, a class of eighth-grade students and their chaperones sit in a meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif., below Yosemite Falls.
AP Photo/Scott Smith, File
December 31, 2018 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. "It's...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
August 29, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's fiscal watchdog had a rather harsh assessment of the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation department in its latest review of city finances . Parks and Recreation offered more programs last year than the year before, but had fewer visitors and users. The...
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Cigarette butts on the beach
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David Madden
July 20, 2018 - 1:57 pm
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that will institute a statewide smoking ban, effective in six months, on public beaches and parks. It's the first major anti-smoking act in the state since a ban on lighting up in bars and restaurants was...
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