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Social Media Today: Super, Snapcash, and Spotify Partners With Uber

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/18/2014

(The new interior of refurbished Patco rail cars. Credit: Patco)

Patco Still Struggling To Get Refurbished Rail Cars Running Correctly

It’s an issue that has delayed the entire $194-million project to overhaul the 120-car fleet.

11/18/2014

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Zagat Releases Annual List Of 50 Best Philly Restaurants, Gives Away Free Food

It’s no secret that Philadelphia has an amazing food scene, but what restaurants are the best of the best in the City of Brotherly Love?

11/18/2014

(A horse-drawn carriage at 7th and Market Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Ed Fischer)

Confirmation of Pope Francis’ Visit Sends Philadelphia Hospitality Industry Into Overdrive

The hotels and historic sites have ten months to get ready. Most visitors will be encouraged to stay with host families.

11/18/2014

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City Prepares For Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia For World Meeting Of Families

As many as 2 million people are expected to flood the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for a Papal Mass in September 2015 as Pope Francis becomes the fourth Pope to visit the U.S., only the second to visit the City of Brotherly Love.

11/17/2014

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Dems Pressing Local Donors To Help Bring 2016 Political Convention to Philadelphia

Former governor Ed Rendell says he’s confident that the city and local donors can raise the $84 million needed to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

11/17/2014

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Philadelphia’s Poverty Rate Declined in 2013, But Not By Much

Eva Gladstein, head of the city’s Office of Community Empowerment, says Philadelphia is the poorest of the nation’s ten biggest cities.

11/17/2014

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New Jersey Woman Wins $1.3 Million Playing Slots Online

Ruela’s jackpot was the first seven-figure online prize in New Jersey, and the third-largest prize won by a gambler in the state this year, including Internet and land-based casinos.

11/17/2014

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Philly To Find Out Whether It Gets A Second Casino

State gambling regulators will meet this week to decide whether, and to whom, to award Philadelphia’s second and final casino license.

11/16/2014

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New Survey Finds Philadelphia Region Is A Good Place To Buy Your First Home

The Philadelphia region seems to have escaped a disturbing national trend in home sales.

11/16/2014

The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Taj Mahal Casino To Close In December

KYW discussed the impact with a local gaming industry analyst.

11/14/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter, back to camera, testifies before the Pennsylvania PUC about the proposed sale of PGW to a private company.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Pa. PUC Builds Its Own Road Map For Future of Philadelphia Gas Works

Mayor Nutter testified that the sale of PGW is a “once-in-a-generation opportunity, with no comparable alternatives.”

11/14/2014

(Drexel University culinary student Alli Zeitz prepares a salad using unsellable produce donated by a West Philadelphia ShopRite store.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

A Local Pilot Program Shows How Repurposed Food Can Help The Needy

Drexel University is attempting to spread an innovative food recovery program to all parts of the nation.

11/14/2014

(John McBlain speaks as fellow Delaware County Council members David White, left, Mario Civera, partially hidden, and Tom McGarrigle, right, listen.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Delaware County Officials Ask That Second Philadelphia Casino License Not Be Awarded

“Anyone with common sense sees that the gaming industry has changed wholly over this last year,” said councilman John McBlain.

11/14/2014

(Opening Day at the Rothman Institute Ice Rink, at 15th and Market Streets.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Dilworth Park Ice Rink, at Phila. City Hall, Opens For Its Inaugural Season

The rink will be open seven days a week, through February 22nd, and will also be open on holidays.

11/14/2014

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KYW Newsradio’s Old Neighbors, New Neighbors

After forty-two years on Independence Mall, KYW Newsradio moves to new studios and newsroom at the CBS Broadcast Center, 16th and Spring Garden Streets!

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