Vincent Hughes

City Council President Darrell Clarke says he'll take another crack at a bill that would prohibit guns at parks and rec centers. KYW's City Hall bureau chief Pat Loeb reports that, this time, he's enlisted the help of state legislators.
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Pat Loeb
July 24, 2019 - 4:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's City Council president says he'll take another crack at a bill that would prohibit guns at parks and recreation centers and this time, he's enlisted the help of state legislators. City Council previously banned weapons at city facilities, one of the gun...
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Left: Cheyney University President Aaron A. Walton
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Cherri Gregg
July 08, 2019 - 3:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cheyney University could be turning a corner after years of financial struggle. The institution's president says he's confident they've balanced the budget, and state lawmakers have provided a multimillion dollar boost for students. Pennsylvania lawmakers allocated $3...
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Dan Wing
May 18, 2019 - 2:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of volunteers and people from the neighborhood spent a good chunk of their Saturday helping clean and fix up homes on a pair of streets in Overbrook. The volunteers were focused on one block on two different streets, North 56th and Hunter Streets, in the...
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KYW Newsradio
April 13, 2019 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about student loan debt. Forty four million Americans collectively owe an estimated $1.5 trillion in student loans. Millions are drowning because of high interest...
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State Senate Democrats lead a call to action on poverty.
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Cherri Gregg
April 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
WEST PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered at the corner of 40th Street and Haverford Avenue Thursday to kick off a 30-day effort to focus on poverty in Pennsylvania. They stood at the same place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to 10,000 Philadelphians in...
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AFT President Randi Weingarten and PFT President Jerry Jordan
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Mike DeNardo
March 29, 2019 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A coalition of union leaders and lawmakers is forming to raise money to address conditions inside Philadelphia's aging school buildings. "How do you allow a child to be in a building with a roof that is leaking, or walls that are crumbling?" American Federation of...
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State Sen. Vincent Hughes highlights the Read to Succeed summer program, which takes place at a dozen locations across the city.
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Justin Udo
July 10, 2018 - 3:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Officials are using the time off from school to help kids get ahead of the curve when they return. The Summer READS: Read to Succeed program is a free reading-centric summer camp used to continue academic achievements through the summer for first- through third-...
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Tony Romeo
May 22, 2018 - 12:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state Senate is considering legislation that would create a program to allow anonymous reporting of school safety threats. A scheduled vote Tuesday was postponed until next month because some senators want more time to review the bill. The fast-tracked, bi-...
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