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Beech International on Cecil B. Moore Avenue. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

A Day Of Jazz To Celebrate 25 Years Of Community Revitalization In North Central Philadelphia

A North Philadelphia organization known for community development is kicking off its 25th anniversary celebration with a day of Jazz on Cecil B. Moore Avenue next week.

08/09/2014

(Philadelphia police use a small bulldozer to clear brush near where the body of Constance McClain-Murray was found as they search for additional clues.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Phila. Parking Authority Pushes Reward to $50,000 in Slain Jogger Case

Kevin McClain, the brother of murdered jogger Constance McClain-Murray, is a longtime employee of the Parking Authority.

08/08/2014

(Photo by John McDevitt)

In Haddonfield, NJ, Digging Into Early U.S. History

Dozens of volunteers and professional archeologists have been working side by side in Haddonfield, NJ, to uncover pieces of history from more than two centuries ago.

08/08/2014

(Volunteer workers clean up debris across the street from Hessey Playground, in Kensington.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Volunteers Descend on a Philadelphia Neighborhood’s Persistent Grime and Crime

The Ray of Hope Project brings in strong, healthy volunteers to fight what the group’s head calls an “uphill battle” in Kensington.

08/08/2014

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Study: The Family You’re Born Into Often Determines Your Fate

That’s the sobering conclusion of a groundbreaking study out of Johns Hopkins University that followed nearly 800 kids over 25 years.

08/08/2014

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

In Philadelphia, A Dream Wedding For a Couple Dealing With Groom’s Terminal Illness

The groom, Pierre Freeman, has an inoperable brain tumor, diagnosed in 2008.

08/07/2014

(The DACA web site of the US Department of Homeland Security.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Many Grown Child Immigrants Still Not Taking Advantage of Revised US Policy

“It’s amazing how a plastic card can really change a lot,” says immigration rights worker Maria Sotomayor, recalling her own victory in obtaining a driver’s license.

08/07/2014

(A ceremony in the renovated Nicetown Park opened the three-day Nicetown festival highlighting community improvements.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Nicetown Neighborhood Celebrates Another Year of Community Improvements

“We’re trying to work together to put the ‘nice’ back in the town,” says Majeedah Rashid, CEO of the Nicetown Community Development Corporation.

08/07/2014

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Atlantic City Ranks Among Least-friendly U.S. Cities (Again)

There’s more bad news for AC, and nearby Wilmington didn’t fare well either.

08/07/2014

Lori Walsh talking to a group of seniors at Watermark on Wednesday. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

PPD Reaches Out To Educate Older Population

Today marks the second day of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Senior Safety Expo.

08/07/2014

Growing memorial at Germantown and Allegheny. (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Community Members March To Protect Young Children From Violence

The number of rallies, marches and vigils are adding up as community members react to recent homicides that claimed the lives of young children in North and South Philadelphia. Repeated acts of violence are taking their toll.

08/07/2014

(Lists of prayer requests sit at the alter of the Victory Harvest Fellowship International Church, 2536 South 59th St., in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Liberian Church Community in Philadelphia Rallies For Afflicted Countrymen

“This has been a rough year,” said Nora Solo at a church service in South Philadelphia. “The children died in the fire, and then Ebola is going on.”

08/06/2014

(John Pomponio of the EPA, left, and Michael Roles of Clean Water Action, right, listen as Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown presents a resolution from City Council.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Groups Back Effort To Clarify EPA’s Role For Clean Water

Environmentalists and activists gathered today at Boathouse Row to tout the importance of new rules clarifying the reach and control of the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers over major waterways and the streams and creeks that flow into them.

08/06/2014

(File photo by Jean-Sebastien Evrard/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia To Operate Breast-Milk Bank

“Human milk can be the difference between life and death,” says Dr. Diane Spatz, director of lactation at CHOP.

08/06/2014

(Betheny Burgess, in front of her display at the 2014 "Work Ready Expo."  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Schoolkids Report What They Did, Workwise, On Their Summer Vacation

Eighteen-year-old Bethany Burgess was among 400 student workers at the “Work Ready Expo,” showcasing what she learned during her summer employment.

08/06/2014

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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!

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Harry Potter Festival In Chestnut Hill

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