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(Mickey Rowley shows off the 50th-floor view from his "Top of the Tower," at 18th and Arch Streets in center city.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Sky Brunch, Wine Week, and a Competition For Charity

A cooking competition by female chefs for the Philadelphia-based “Women Against Abuse” is among the events on tap in the next couple of weeks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

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Camden School District Partners With Salvation Army on Community Resource Centers

At the Salvation Army’s Kroc Community Center, Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard (at lectern) said the idea is to engage the uninvolved.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(Judges speak with contestants at the National History Day event at the National Constitution Center.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Schoolkids Share Their Knowledge at National History Day Event

Hundreds of children were showing their smarts and their creativity at a history competition being held, today and tomorrow, at the National Constitution Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(Bilal Qayyum describes the goals of the 2015  Philadelphia Black Political Summit.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia’s Black Community Revives Summit To Address Political Concerns

Bilal Qayyum says the Philadelphia Black Political Summit will be held this year for the first time since 1998 — seventeen years ago.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(An artist's rendering of a section of the park proposed to run atop the Reading Viaduct, near 11th and Callowhill Streets.  Image provided by Studio | Bryan Hanes)

Steam Builds For an Overhead Rail Bed Park Through Central Philadelphia

Taking a page out of New York City’s “High Line,” the Rail Park would run along the former Reading Railroad viaduct and the city branch of the old Reading lines.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(Capri.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Capri

Capri is a budding artist and wants to become an ultrasound technician.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Local Woman Searching For Owner Of Wedding Ring She Found In Parking Lot

Many people would rank their wedding ring among their most prized possessions. So when a wedding band turned up in a parking lot, a local woman did her best to get it back where it belongs.

03/17/2015

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

Survey: Philadelphians Want Public School System Fixed, Not Circumvented

“(Philadelphians) have an extremely low opinion of the performance of the public school system, and … they favor replacement of the School Reform Commission with an elected school board,” says a spokesman for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphians Celebrate All Things Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

From observances at memorials honoring Irish immigrants to a pint a local pub, thousands across the Delaware Valley were marking St. Patrick’s Day.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Members of the Villanova Wildcats' men's basketball team are cheered as they head for the team bus.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Villanova Wildcats Head For Pittsburgh, and Another NCAA Tournament

It was a moment that coach Jay Wright hoped his boys would savor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Lawmaker Wants To Make Voter Registration in Pennsylvania More Automatic

Under the proposed law, a voter registration would be completed whenever a person applies for a driver’s license, applies to get benefits or a birth certificate, or enters a state-run college or university — unless the person “opts out.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(An artist's rendering of a section of the park proposed to run atop the Reading Viaduct, near 11th and Callowhill Streets.  Image provided by Studio | Bryan Hanes)

Huge Civic Project Aims To Bring Social Spaces to Several Phila. Neighborhoods

Two charitable foundations are making a multimillion-dollar investment in public spaces in five of the city’s most underserved communities, creating what could become a national “test kitchen” of sorts on urban renewal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

(Villanova Wildcats basketball merchandise on sale at the University Bookstore, in Kennedy Hall.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

March Madness Starting to Take Off at Villanova University

Now that Villanova University’s men’s basketball team is ranked first in the Eastern region and second overall, how are students and fans preparing for the big tournament?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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Bristol Twp., Pa., Mourning Loss of Longtime Local Leader, Bob Lewis

Township Council president Bob Lewis died suddenly yesterday morning at his home in Croydon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

Health Care Services director Monica McCurdy sits in the hospitality room of the new Stephen Klein Wellness Center in North Philadelphia. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia’s Neediest Population Gets State Of The Art Medical Home

City officials, health care providers and homeless advocates will cut the ribbon today on a new Wellness Center in North Philadelphia.

03/16/2015