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Pat Loeb
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two thousand Philadelphia students started their summer jobs this past week, and more than 6,000 will soon be joining them. The city has increased funding for the summer job program by $1 million. Gregory Damas says the only work experience he had before he got his...
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Bay Window
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Pat Loeb
June 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council appears headed to approve a ban on bay windows and balconies in one neighborhood where there's a lot of new construction, possibly as early as Thursday, just three weeks after being introduced. A council committee approved the ban in Point...
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Kenyatta Johnson
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Pat Loeb
May 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Councilman has proposed a ban on so-called ghost guns that are self-assembled and thus have no serial number. It was among a flurry of bills introduced at last week's session. Thursday was the deadline to introduce bills and still have them pass by...
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Eric Johnson
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Pat Loeb
May 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia Department of Human Services has more than 5,000 children in placement outside their homes so it's constantly urging people to become foster parents or consider adoption. The department has a persuasive new argument in the story of one man who took...
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Mayor Jim Kenney
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Pat Loeb
May 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says his new plan for economic growth includes strategies to make sure everyone in the city benefits, even those who have traditionally been left behind. There's an old saying that the best social program is a job and that is pretty much...
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Fred Voigt
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Pat Loeb
April 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia City Council has marked the retirement of a man who was a major behind-the-scenes force in city politics for five decades. Fred Voigt served many different roles and ended his career as the attorney for the City Commissioners. Councilman Curtis Jones...
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Philadelphia Prisons EPA Award
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Pat Loeb
April 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia prisons has received an award for a reason you might not expect. They were recognized for reducing food waste by using it as compost. The prisons diverted 44 tons of food waste from landfills in 2017. That's why the Environmental Protection Agency's...
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City Hall
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April 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council budget hearings continue this week with testimony scheduled from the Office of Homeless Services and Health Department on Tuesday and the courts and legal agencies on Wednesday. Last week's round of hearings included the first public...
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City Hall, Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The first round of campaign finance reports for Philadelphia's May primary were due last week and they showed a wide gap between candidates for city offices. Some candidates expect to benefit from PAC money, even if it's not contributed directly to them. Incumbent...
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Jury Duty
Pat Loeb
March 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Could Philadelphia improve its low juror participation rate by providing day care? That was the question before a city council committee. The consensus among witnesses was, yes, it could. Philadelphia's rate of juror participation is so low, the Courts created a...
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