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(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks with youth violence-prevention specialists at a meeting at Temple University.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Mayor Nutter Calls For Long-Range Strategy To Combat Youth Violence in City

Mayor Nutter today told stakeholders involved in youth violence prevention that they should commit to a long-term effort and not go for short-term fixes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Spoiled food headed for composting.  File photo by Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

City Council OKs Measure To Allow Restaurants To Recycle Scraps For Composting

Council approved a bill that gives restaurants the option of using a separate dumpster just for food waste that would be turned into compost.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Philadelphia City Council has been meeting temporarily in a sixth-floor courtroom of City Hall after City Council chambers, on the fourth floor, was flooded by a burst water pipe.  Cleanup of Council chambers continues.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council OKs Four More Exemptions to Citywide Indoor Smoking Ban

Lawmakers next month will consider a bill that revises the smoking ban to rule out any future waivers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(The School Reform Commission, during a contentious meeting on February 19, 2015.  Schools superintendent William Hite is standing in background.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

School Reform Commission Says Its Vote on Charter Applications Will Have Little Budget Impact

The district faces an $80-million deficit next year, but SRC chair Bill Green says adding five charters won’t break the budget because four of the schools would open in 2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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Social Media Today: Twitter Fiction Festival, Snapchat Update, Reddit Donates

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

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(CCD President Paul Levy.  Photo provided)

CCD Report Shows Strong Housing Market In Philadelphia

According to a new report released earlier this week, Philadelphia’s housing market is holding strong.

02/19/2015

(Jason Kang, in the new Miga.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Korean BBQ, German Transit, and a Giant Pig Roast

This week, Hadas tells us about a onetime Korean barbecue restaurant that’s finally found a new Philadelphia home, a new center city spot that’s using German subways as its theme, and what’s coming at the next Reading Terminal Market fundraiser.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

A kiosk at the Gallery shopping mall in Center City (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Kiosk Operators Forced Out Of Center City Shopping Mall

The Gallery is set to undergo an overhaul and Wednesday was the last day for merchant’s who own kiosks to do business.

02/18/2015

(The ice pack extends from bank to bank along the Delaware River, underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

U.S. Coast Guard Dispatches Ice-Breakers To Keep Ice-Clogged Delaware River Navigable

The ice is 6-8 inches thick along some parts of the Delaware, and that has prompted the US Coast Guard to take action.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(The US government's web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.  File image)

Obamacare Open Enrollments Up By 3.2 Million This Year

Kevin Counihan, CEO of the federal health insurance marketplace, says it was a “blowout” weekend for enrollment, which he says helped push signups ten percent higher than projected.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(A petition on Change.org protests Facebook's handling of Native American names.)

Facebook’s ‘Real Names Only’ Policy Drawing More Online Protests

Drag queens were first. Now, Native Americans have joined the chorus of complaints about Facebook’s “real names” policy enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

All Eyes On Phila. School District As Battle Over More Charter Schools Gets A Vote Tonight

The School Reform Commission tonight is deciding whether to approve any or all of the 39 applications for new charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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Locally-based Saladworks Files For Bankruptcy, Says Stores Will Stay Open

The restaurant chain Saladworks has filed for bankruptcy but says its customers don’t have to worry.

02/18/2015

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Judge Delays Ruling On Scuttling Deal To Sell Revel Casino

A call to kill the deal to sell the bankrupt Revel Atlantic City to a Florida-based businessman remains in limbo after yet another court hearing in Camden. While a judge is expected to rule on Thursday, the developer is once again negotiating with the hotel-casino to salvage the transaction.

02/17/2015

(A worker vacuums water from the carpeting of City Council chambers after the desks of councilmembers were relocated nearby.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia City Council Forced Out After Burst Water Pipe Drenches Chambers

Security guards noticed water in Council chambers, on the fourth floor of City Hall, which maintenance workers traced to a burst pipe on the ninth floor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

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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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