Community

ABC Men Founder Jackie Wleh with Bonnie (R) and Tina (L) (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Non-Profit Needs Help Adopting Familes To Assist During Holidays

A Philadelphia non-profit that helps those in need adopted four families to help this Christmas. But they have nearly two dozen additional families on a waiting list.

12/21/2014

(Credit: CBS3)

Protesters Stage ‘Die-In’ At KOP Mall

Dozens took over the area’s largest mall Saturday to voice their outrage on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.

12/21/2014

(Credit: CBS 3)

Dozens Run For Shane Montgomery In Manayunk

Dozens of people participated in a 5K run on Saturday to bring attention to 21-year-old West Chester University student Shane Montgomery.

12/20/2014

(Photo provided)

Rowan Family Gives Additional $15 Million To Its Namesake University

The $15-million gift will help set up a permanent endowment dedicated to the engineering school.

12/20/2014

(credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Police Deliver Holiday Meals To Families In Camden

There have been a lot of changes in Camden’s police department but the Hispanic Officer Society is carrying on a tradition it started 15 years ago: delivering Christmas dinner to needy Camden families.

12/19/2014

(Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

For The Designated Family Chef, Holiday Is Lots of Work — But Worth It, Most Agree

One woman we spoke with today at Reading Terminal Market admitted it’s hours and hours of preparation, cooking, serving, and cleanup.

12/19/2014

(Class valedictorian Joy Stevenson, at lectern, speaks to her graduation ceremony.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Cathedral Kitchen, in Camden, Releases a New Crop of Culinary Graduates

Cathedral Kitchen helps low-income people who are at risk due to a lack of marketable job skills.

12/19/2014

(Shai Gordon, right, was surprised and delighted to see her sister Schen home for the holidays from USAF training in California.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

More Than Just Academics As Philadelphia School Arranges a Sisters’ Reunion

Airman First Class Schen Gordon, 21, ran and embraced her sister, Shai, as staff and the entire senior class at the Charter High School for Architecure and Design cheered wildly.

12/19/2014

(Pa. senator-elect Art Haywood is proposing legislation that would require special prosecutors in cases where police use deadly force.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Freshman Pa. Legislator Proposes Special Prosecutors in Police Deadly-Force Cases

State senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.

12/19/2014

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Mayor Nutter Urges Mindfulness Amid Racial Flareups

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the Brown and Garner deaths, each at the hands of white police officers, have created a volatile situation in our nation.

12/19/2014

(Bramwell Tovey plays his "Rittenhouse Carol" in his dressing room at the Kimmel Center.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Visiting Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor Pens ‘Rittenhouse Carol’

KYW’s Steve Tawa spoke with maestro Bramwell Tovey as he played a portion of his own composition for Philadelphia, “The Rittenhouse Carol.”

12/19/2014

(Credit: Melony Roy)

Philadelphia Teaming Up With Social Network To Connect With Residents

The private social network known as “Nextdoor” will become a communications vehicle for the city of Philadelphia.

12/19/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, center, in party hat, attends a Christmas benefit for children at the Sheraton Hotel, 17th and Vine Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. Archbishop Delighted With Pope’s Role in US-Cuba Normalization Efforts

“He’s kind of a center of unity for the whole world, whether you’re Christian or not,” Archbishop Chaput told KYW Newsradio, “so this development has been a great blessing for the world community.”

12/18/2014

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Philadelphia Police Union Head Angered by Anti-Racism Protests Here

Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police “hatemongers.”

12/18/2014

(Photo provided by Kintock Group)

Reflecting Decades of Integrity, Local Nonprofit Leader Awarded Presidential Pardon

Diane DeBarri is now CEO of the Kintock Group, a nonprofit organization that runs halfway houses and other services.

12/18/2014

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 35,101 other followers