University City

Scaffolding buckled in University City.
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Shara Dae Howard
June 17, 2019 - 1:25 pm
UPDATED: 2:10 p.m. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rescue crews were on the scene of a scaffolding collapse in University City Monday. Police say just after 12:30 p.m. at 34th and Walnut streets, the scaffolding from a work site buckled and snapped in two, trapping two workers. Two men were left...
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Massive Schuylkill Yards development in University City clears final obstacle in City Council
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Pat Loeb
June 12, 2019 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A massive development in West Philadelphia cleared its last obstacle Wednesday when a City Council committee approved zoning changes for the area. Council, however, acted against the advice of the Planning Commission. Schuylkill Yards will cover 14 acres just west of...
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Mike DeNardo
April 23, 2019 - 1:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Center City's economy is growing, but not quickly enough, says a new report. Center City has averaged a 2.1% job growth rate over the last three years. But it should be even higher, says Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District. "The recent rebound is...
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Pat Toddy
April 06, 2019 - 7:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Several hundred people tasted their way through the World of Whiskey in the home of mummies. The Penn Museum hosted the fourth annual American Whiskey Convention Friday night. "I think it's more drinkable than vodka, tequila or anything else, it's like a sexy drink...
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The scene near 33rd and Market Streets where bomb squads were called.
Kristen Johanson/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
March 22, 2019 - 4:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The unusual discovery near Drexel University prompted a quick response from police and other emergency officials around noon on Friday. Officials say construction workers were doing renovations inside the old armory building near 33rd and Market Streets, when they...
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Giant Heirloom Market sign
Giant Food Stores
Ian Bush
February 06, 2019 - 1:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Giant Food Stores is planning to open three more supermarkets in Philadelphia before the end of the year. The grocery stores will be located in University City, at 3401 Chestnut St.; Northern Liberties, at 1002 North Second St., across from Schmidt's Commons; and at...
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John McDevitt
December 15, 2018 - 2:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - - Philadelphia police are investigating an alleged rape in University City early this morning. Officials say at around 4 a.m. Saturday a 38-year-old woman was getting into her car, after leaving at party near 30th and Walnut Streets. That’s when police say a man with...
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Antionette Lee
December 09, 2018 - 10:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 39-year-old man is in the hospital Sunday morning after being stabbed in the neck and shoulder area on a route 36 SEPTA Trolley. A SEPTA spokesperson says it happened near 39th and Spruce streets in University City around 1:30 a.m. Cops arrested a 24-year-old male...
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Cherri Gregg
December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A jazz legend was in Philadelphia this week to receive the prestigious Ben Franklin Medal at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Center. Known for his unique piano and keyboard style, Herbie Hancock was given the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Medal by the...
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