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Mark Abrams
June 20, 2019 - 5:58 pm
READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A man named by authorities in the Dominican Republic as an alleged co-conspirator in the shooting of retired Boston Red Sox all-star David Ortiz may be hiding out in Reading, Pennsylvania. Reading’s Deputy Police Chief Osborne Robinson III said 31-year-old Luis...
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Justin Udo
June 11, 2019 - 7:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Banning books is nothing new, but a recent study shows one genre is targeted more than others. LGBTQ books make up more than half of the 11 most banned books in the United States, according to the American Library Association. "I think it's a type of bigotry and...
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Students at eight South Jersey schools are getting free books Friday thanks to a nonprofit that collects donations from the "haves" to benefit the "have nots."
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Mike DeNardo
June 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at eight South Jersey schools are getting free books Friday thanks to a nonprofit that collects donations from the "haves" to benefit the "have nots." It's book fair day for eight elementary schools in the Camden, Lindenwold, Vineland and Glassboro school...
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Elliot Weinbaum
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Mike DeNardo
June 03, 2019 - 12:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kids, of course, have access to their class textbooks and school library, but with the launch of a project in 10 Philly schools, kindergarten through third-graders have been able to pick out books they're truly interested in — and keep it in their personal home...
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 Jordan Grabelle, 14, has spent half of her life promoting literacy.
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February 19, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jordan Grabelle, 14, has spent half of her life promoting literacy. It all began at age 7, when she volunteered for her sister Alexa's effort, called Bag of Books. Over the years, as Jordan helped distribute books, she noticed a problem among younger kids in at-risk...
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Hadas Kuznits
December 26, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The School District of Philadelphia is encouraging kids to spend at least a portion of their winter break reading. Lee Whacks, deputy chief of communications for the School District of Philadelphia, said when it comes to reading, parental involvement is key. But...
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Former Reading Mayor Warren Haggerty has died.
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Mark Abrams
November 28, 2018 - 4:24 pm
READING, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Former Reading Mayor Warren Haggerty has died. He was 63. He served as Reading's mayor for two terms from 1987 to 1995. A life-long resident of the town, Haggerty guided several economic development and office projects to completion during his tenure. He was also...
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Gov. Tom Wolf touts the importance of education for Pennsylvania’s economy during The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading convention.
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Paul Kurtz
July 24, 2018 - 5:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is playing host this week to The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading convention. More than 700 educators, stakeholders and community coalitions will be brainstorming through presentations, panels and dialogue during the event, which runs through Friday...
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A student reads out loud to a non-judgmental audience — cats.
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John McDevitt
June 21, 2018 - 3:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A summer reading program at the Pennsylvania SPCA allows children to practice their reading skills by reading out loud to a non-judgmental audience — cats. The cats get something out of it, too. The program, called Cat Tales , is for students entering second through...
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The Laundry Cafe
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Paul Kurtz
June 19, 2018 - 4:50 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia-based laundromat franchise is kicking off a literacy initiative at some of its low-income locations. The Laundry Cafe already offers everything from massage chairs and big screen TVs to arcade games and barista services. Now, it's rolling out something...
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