Schuylkill River

Diner en Blanc 2019
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
August 23, 2019 - 6:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Normally you see people jogging or biking along Kelly Drive. But Thursday night, part of it was shut down for dinner — Diner en Blanc, that is — which started during the evening rush. Boathouse Row was this year's secret spot. "The location is beautiful," said Leah...
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Cynwyd Heritage Trail
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Tim Jimenez
August 22, 2019 - 10:20 am
BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Typically, a morning walk down the Cynwyd Heritage Trail is a quiet one for Bobbie Epstein. But it wasn't on Tuesday. "As we were walking, we saw the police. There were six police cars coming in," she said. She saw clothes, garbage, other debris on the ground. She...
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Chestnut Street Bridge.
Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
August 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PennDOT says commuters need to get ready now for a major closure that will affect a critical eastbound artery into the city. The Chestnut Street Bridge over the Schuylkill River, which connects University City to Center City Philadelphia, is being closed for major...
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Photo of the sorority and fraternity members who attended Saturday’s viewing party in a tent along the river.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
June 29, 2019 - 6:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A special gathering took place along the Schuylkill River during this weekend's Independence Day Regatta as an effort to encourage diversity in rowing. Not only is Parthenia Izzard a rowing referee, she's the only African American female officer of the Schuylkill Navy...
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Winter Salt Watch
Kevin Roth
Mark Abrams
June 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A group of "citizen scientists" helped measure the salt content of streams and creeks during the past winter in our area. And, their findings on the actual source may surprise you. Kevin Roth, of the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, was one of the coordinators...
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Stotesbury Cup Regatta 2019
Mike Dougherty/KYW Newsradio
May 17, 2019 - 3:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Kelly Drive is alive as about 20,000 people are lining the banks of the Schuylkill River to watch the Stotesbury Cup Regatta this weekend. Sure, people are here for the races. "It's the largest high school rowing event anywhere,” explained Schuylkill Navy Commodore...
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Dad Vail Regatta
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Dan Wing
May 10, 2019 - 12:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 81st annual Dad Vail Regatta kicked off Friday morning. Rowing teams from more than 100 colleges across America and Canada are taking part in this year's regatta, a tradition on the Schuylkill River. Mayor Jim Kenney said he's proud the city can lay claim to the...
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Schuylkill River
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After years of warnings that the Schuylkill River was in danger of becoming impassable, city and local university officials announced Wednesday that together they have raised $4.5 million for a dredging project. The Schuylkill Navy, which oversees Boathouse Row,...
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Courtesy of The Creek (@Ithancreek) via Twitter
Mark Abrams
April 22, 2019 - 11:11 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- One of three Good Samaritans, who helped rescue a woman whose SUV ran off Kelly Drive and into the Schuylkill River, says they managed to pull her out seconds before it sank. Joseph Wentzell, who lives in the Wissahickon section, says he was driving home Sunday...
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Jim Melwert
April 03, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Get ready for a major construction project on I-76 through the city. Two projects are coming to the Schuylkill Expressway. One starts on the bridge that carries I-76 over Route 23 in West Conshohocken, which will result in one-lane overnight closures. But the other...
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