South Philadelphia

Emmie Koslosky celebrates her 11th birthday...in a responsible, socially distanced manner.
Courtesy of the Koslosky Family
Antionette Lee
April 05, 2020 - 11:00 am
In South Philadelphia, some parents got creative over the weekend to make sure their kids had happy birthdays, even though they’re stuck inside due to COVID-19. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Council committee considers bill to establish rules for opening a safe injection site.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
March 09, 2020 - 4:42 pm
A Philadelphia City Council committee Monday advanced a bill that would establish strict rules for opening a safe injection site. The action followed three hours of testimony. Read more here.
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Matthew Oropeza
Philadelphia Police Department
Kristen Johanson
March 09, 2020 - 12:58 pm
The man accused of fatally punching another man in a South Philadelphia dog park pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Monday morning. Read more here.
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Hamantaschen at Essen Bakery
Courtesy of Tova du Plessis
Hadas Kuznits
March 06, 2020 - 6:00 am
Essen Bakery in South Philadelphia returns with a traditional holiday cookie in some less conventional flavors. Listen to the KYW Newsradio original podcast What's Cooking here.
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Neighbors joined a dozen state lawmakers and City Councilmembers at a news conference to announce three separate bills aimed at safe injection sites.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
March 02, 2020 - 4:59 pm
Pennsylvania lawmakers promised legislation in Harrisburg that would make it harder, if not impossible, to open a safe injection site in the state as fallout continued from last week's short-lived effort to open a site in South Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Gas evacuations in Center City
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
March 02, 2020 - 11:47 am
A natural gas-like odor prompted building evacuations in part of Center City Monday, and officials are still unsure of where the smell is coming from. Read the latest here.
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South Philly sinkhole
Shara Dae Howard/KYW Newsradio
Shara Dae Howard
February 28, 2020 - 6:16 pm
A sinkhole in South Philadelphia has drivers and cyclists worried and neighbors wondering just how long before the city finally makes repairs. Read more here.
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Constitution Health Plaza
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
February 27, 2020 - 11:59 am
A controversial plan to make Philadelphia the first city in the country with a medically supervised injection site has been indefinitely delayed, days before it was to open, after protests from neighbors and elected officials prompted the nonprofit that would have operated the site to postpone the...
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Constitution Health Plaza
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
February 26, 2020 - 11:31 am
The non-profit Safehouse made the surprise announcement Wednesday morning that it plans to open the country's first supervised injection site, next week, in South Philadelphia. Many neighbors were not happy. Read more here.
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Mummers Mardi Gras
Courtesy of Mummers Mardi Gras
Holli Stephens
February 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Mardi Gras with mummers? Open bar at Reading Terminal? Carnival with the Flyers? Sounds like a party-filled weekend. Get the details on The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend.
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