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Scores of Teachers Being Laid Off in Camden School District

Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says the evaluation and budget process had been going on since January, and all those who will lose their jobs at the end of this academic year were notified yesterday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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Area Bank Donates $40,000 To Phillies’ Seasonal Anti-Hunger Campaign

This year’s “Phans Feeding Families” campaign is getting a financial jumpstart from Citizens Bank.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Pedro Cortés speaks with reporters following his confirmation hearing.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Nominee Hits Rough Spot Over Role in 2011 Abortion Clinic Case

Pedro Cortés held the same position as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of State under former governor Ed Rendell, when the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case transpired.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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It’s Free Cone Day At One Ice Cream Chain

With temperatures expected to soar to 90 degrees on Tuesday, we could all use a little ice cream.

05/12/2015

(Prisons commissioner Louis Giorla testifies before Philadelphia City Council.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Purchase of Land For a New Prison in NE Philly Gets Committee Nod

Prisons commissioner Louis Giorla said the site, on State Road, is both close to other city prisons and far from residential areas.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Lynne Abraham, at far left, takes part in a mayoral candidate forum at International House.  Real estate developer Ahsan Nasaratullah, center, was sent to represent Jim Kenney and Omar Woodard, far right, represented Anthony Williams.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Only 1 Candidate Makes Timely Appearance at Latest Phila. Mayoral Forum

The forum was sponsored by Global Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that works to promote the city internationally.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

A ceremonial check representing a grant to Webster Elementary School is presented by Cole Hamels (far right) and Heidi Hamels (far left) to principal Shawn Wright (wearing Phillies jersey).  Photo by Mike DeNardo.

Cole Hamels Foundation Donates Another $53,000 To Schools in Philadelphia

Eight Philadelphia schools are recipients of the latest round of grants from the Hamels Foundation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

(Nutter chief of staff Everett Gillison testifies about the administration's plan to consolidate the city's 911 and 311 call centers.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmaker Nixes Vote on Consolidation of 311 and 911 Call Centers

The mayor’s chief of staff, Everett Gillison, was testifying at a hearing to consider the administration’s plan to consolidate the 911 and 311 centers at the old Quartermaster Depot, at 20th and Oregon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

(The Philadelphia Parking Authority provides a restricted parking space if a homeowner installs an electric charging station outside his or her home.  Images from PPA)

Philadelphia Encouraging Homeowners to Add Curbside Electric Car Chargers

If you live in Philadelphia and own an electric car, you can get a special parking space in front of your home to charge your vehicle.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

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Experts, Tracking Great White Shark Off NJ Coast, Say No Warning Is Warranted

First, get that “Jaws” music out of your head.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

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New Children’s Hospital Branch in King of Prussia, Pa. is Dedicated

The new, 135,000-square-foot facility will house all the services that CHOP has offered in King of Prussia, including urgent care, but this facility also has an ambulatory surgery center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

(The New Jersey state capitol, in Trenton.  File photo by KYW Newsradio)

Forget Scrapple: There’s Beef Over Competing Pork Roll Fests In NJ

“Trenton Pork Roll Festival 2015″ organizer TC Nelson received a cease-and-desist letter from a lawyer for “Official 2nd Annual Pork Roll Festival” organizer Scott Miller.

05/08/2015

(Members of Carpenters' Union Local 8 picket outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center over their exclusion from center work.  2014 file photo by Pat Loeb)

Convention Center Files Organized-Crime Lawsuit Against Carpenters’ Union

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, in center city, is taking a new tack in its battle with the carpenters’ union, which has been locked out of the facility since May 2014.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/08/2015

(The Airbnb.com web site, showing rentals avaialable in Philadelphia.)

Philadelphia Proposing 8½-Percent Tax on Airbnb-Style Room Rentals

The Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city’s existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(A section of Long Beach Island beach.  File photo by CBS)

NJ Erecting New and Improved Protective Dunes Along Long Beach Island

A spokesman for the NJ Department of Environmental Protection says it will take about a year and cost more than $120 million.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

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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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