West Philadelphia

Arnett Woodall on the left, and food donations on the right
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio and Courtesy of Chick-A-Boom
Antionette Lee
June 05, 2020 - 5:30 am
In light of the recent looting in West Philadelphia, many businesses in the area have been closed and boarded up. But a few places were spared from the damages and they’re trying to be a beacon of hope during troubling times. Read more here.
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Men standing in front of MN Wireless on 52nd Street
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
June 02, 2020 - 9:47 am
The 52nd Street commercial corridor in West Philadelphia suffered major damage during the riots and looting over the weekend. Sources say the looting was advertised on social media. Read more here.
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West Philadelphia riots
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
KYW Staff
May 31, 2020 - 9:58 pm
KYW Newsradio reporters witnessed looting, vandalism, arrests and tear gas. Here’s what it was like on the ground of the second day of the Philadelphia riots. Read, watch and listen here.
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hair salon
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Cherri Gregg
May 12, 2020 - 1:21 pm
A coalition of barbers, hair stylists and nail techs from the Philadelphia region is working to find a way to survive restrictions on residents and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve been told they cannot reopen for clients, and most of them say they have received no support. Read...
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Mike Africa Jr. and Wilson Goode
Courtesy of Ulysses Slaughter
Flashpoint
May 11, 2020 - 7:13 pm
As the 35th anniversary of the MOVE tragedy approaches, there are growing calls for a citywide apology, and part of the effort is led by the city’s first black mayor. Read more here.
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Spotted lanternfly
Courtesy of Delaware Valley University
Mark Abrams
April 22, 2020 - 4:30 pm
The first hatches of the spotted lanternfly have been detected in West Philadelphia, but an expert on the pest said there’s still time to stop them. Read more here.
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West Philadelphia Produce
Justin Udo/KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
April 22, 2020 - 12:18 pm
A charity that has been helping small businesses for more than 165 years is supporting those struggling to survive the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here.
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Greater Bible Way Temple months after a fire ravaged the church.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
February 25, 2020 - 6:55 pm
A historic West Philadelphia church that was gutted by fire last summer is being torn down as the Pastor and his congregation ramp up their efforts to build a new home. Read more here.
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The site of a fire along Walnut Street near 61st Street in West Philadelphia. Eight rowhomes were damaged, displacing more than 20 residents.
Antionette Lee/KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
February 22, 2020 - 5:19 pm
More than 20 residents were displaced and at least eight rowhomes were damaged after a massive fire in West Philadelphia Saturday afternoon. Read more here.
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Arnett Woodall of West Phillie Produce
Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio
Cherri Gregg
February 18, 2020 - 5:00 am
Arnett Woodall is changing the game by transforming his neighborhood. Read more about this KYW Newsradio Gamechanger here.
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