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SEPTA Police file photo (Credit: Jim Melwert)

New Campaign Aims To Improve SEPTA Police And Rider Relationships

SEPTA’s police force wants to improve relationships with riders, and they are doing so with a small piece of paper.

04/17/2015

(DA Seth Williams engages in a dialogue  with middle schoolers at the City School, in West Philadelphia, on the subjects of bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. DA Williams Warns Schoolkids About Bullying and Cyberbullying

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams engaged in a dialogue with 60 students at City School about the danger of using electronic devices to hurt someone by either words or photos.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Mayor Nutter leads a group of officials cutting a ribbon to open the new "PA Career Link" integrated employment center.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

New Phila. Career Link Center Offers New, One-Stop Approach For Job Seekers

A Philadelphia social service agency that runs “Pennsylvania Career Link” centers in the city today opened its first “integrated” center, offering all its services in one location.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Homeland Security special agent William Walker addresses students at Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, in Bryn Mawr.  Photo by Ian Bush)

Officials Bring Message of Online Safety to Students at a Delaware County School

It’s part of a new program by the US Department of Homeland Security, called “iGuardian.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

City Council Approves New Rules For Billboards in City of Philadelphia

The end result could be fewer billboards overall, but more of them would be digital electronic displays.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(Police dispatcher Celestine Stanford with Capt. Jonathan Lane at Police HQ.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

‘Dispatcher of the Year’ Awards Conferred by Philadelphia Police and Fire Depts.

They’re the first voices you hear when you dial 911.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

(credit: Andrew Porter)

Is Philadelphia One Of The World’s Most Romantic Cities?

Perhaps you’ve posed under the Love sculpture for a photo, or taken a stroll along Kelly Drive with your significant other, but would you ever refer to Philly as a “romantic” city?

04/16/2015

(Thomas Harkins, at Bank & Bourbon.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Two Fundraisers, and Independence Mall Beer Garden Returns

Coming up this month: two food-related fundraisers for worthy causes, and the reopening of the “Independence Beer Garden,” at 6th and Market.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

Rendering of the new  and improved Gallery Shopping Mall (Credit: PREIT)

Plan To Redesign, Rebrand Center City Gallery Shopping Mall Moving Along

A plan is coming together to breath new life into the Gallery shopping mall.

04/16/2015

(credit: Stefanie Santo, The Franklin Institute)

Hear Philly: Philadelphia Science Festival Celebrates Five Years

For nine days, beginning April 24, budding scientists of all ages will have the chance to discover the science happening across the region at The Franklin Institute’s fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival.

04/15/2015

(Demonstrators gather outside a McDonald's restaurant, at Broad and Arch, to demand a higher minimum wage for all workers.  Photo by Marcy Norton)

In Philadelphia and Elsewhere, Demonstrations For a Higher Minimum Wage

It was part of a nationwide mobilization of low-wage workers who want to see the national minimum wage raised to $15 an hour.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Philadelphia police officers are treated to a free catered lunch by the City Life Church.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Church Spends $33,000 Performing Acts Of Kindness

“Generosity is contagious, and it’s the most enjoyable way to live,” says Brad Leach, head pastor of City Life Church, which provided a free lunch for officers of the Third Police District.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Peco and Philabundance workers chip in to pack boxes of food for senior citizens in need.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Hundreds of Peco Workers Put Energy Back Into Community For National Volunteer Week

Peco employees were inside the Philabundance warehouse in South Philadelphia today, helping to box food to be distributed to low-income seniors in need.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Rebuilding Together Philadelphia executive director Stefanie Seldin with homeowner Delores Clark, outside Clark's newly refurbished home in Mantua.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

‘Rebuilding Together Philadelphia’ Marks Its 100th Home Improvement Project in Mantua

Delores Clark (right), 86, has lived there most of her life and says her house needed a lot of work. It was repaired by an army of volunteers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Corporate Leaders Hoping To Help Spur Bright Future For Camden, N.J.

Executives and businesspeople gathered today in a conference room at Campbell’s Soup Co. to talk about the steps necessary for revitalizing Camden.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015