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(A child tries her hand at Chinese calligraphy at the Please Touch Museum, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Please Touch Museum Again Brings Lunar New Year Festivities To The Younger Set

Families at the museum are celebrating the start of the “Year of the Goat” on the Chinese calendar with a variety of themed activities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(The School Reform Commission, during a contentious meeting on February 19, 2015.  Schools superintendent William Hite is standing in background.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

School Reform Commission Says Its Vote on Charter Applications Will Have Little Budget Impact

The district faces an $80-million deficit next year, but SRC chair Bill Green says adding five charters won’t break the budget because four of the schools would open in 2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Image from the anti-heroin video produced by the Bucks County DA's office.)

Bucks County, Pa. Debuts Online Video Spotlighting the Tragedy of Heroin Addiction

Prosecutors say the video, “Heroin Kills,” tells the heartwrenching account of a mother who prays she’ll never get the call that her daughter has died of an overdose.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

The Midnight Lion Dance Performance kicks off the 2015 Chinese New Year. (Credit: CBS 3)

Week-Long Celebration Rings In Chinese New Year In Philadelphia

There will be parades, dancing and plenty of food in Chinatown over the next week.

02/19/2015

(Jerome Allen, men's head basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania, photographed at the Palestra by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Jerome Allen

Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen is opening the door to opportunity for young people.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(CCD President Paul Levy.  Photo provided)

CCD Report Shows Strong Housing Market In Philadelphia

According to a new report released earlier this week, Philadelphia’s housing market is holding strong.

02/19/2015

(Jason Kang, in the new Miga.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Korean BBQ, German Transit, and a Giant Pig Roast

This week, Hadas tells us about a onetime Korean barbecue restaurant that’s finally found a new Philadelphia home, a new center city spot that’s using German subways as its theme, and what’s coming at the next Reading Terminal Market fundraiser.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Al Jarreau, seated at left, advises young jazz vocalists.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Area Music Students Get a Lesson In Jazz From Grammy Winner Al Jarreau

Jarreau conducted the master class — his first ever — as part of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts’ three-day “Artist N Residency” program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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Montco Coroner Reminds Public To Check on Elderly Neighbors During Cold Wave

He says elderly residents suffering from dementia walked away from their homes in Upper Dublin and Lower Merion, and were found dead. A third person, from West Philadelphia, was taken to Lankenau Hospital suffering from hypothermia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Backers of an official Veterans' Day parade for Philadelphia announce their plans in the City Council caucus room of City Hall.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

A Long Oversight Corrected: Philadelphia To Get An Official Veterans’ Day Parade

Noted Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who once served on US Navy destroyers in the Korean War, says it’s almost hard to believe, in this city of firsts, that we don’t have an official Veterans’ Day parade.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Ice Sculptor Carves ‘Ice Goddess’ On MLK Drive

One local ice sculptor got creative with all the ice and snow hanging around the Philadelphia area.

02/18/2015

(A petition on Change.org protests Facebook's handling of Native American names.)

Facebook’s ‘Real Names Only’ Policy Drawing More Online Protests

Drag queens were first. Now, Native Americans have joined the chorus of complaints about Facebook’s “real names” policy enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

$500K Job Training Program Launches In Camden

The new $500,000 initiative has multiple parts geared towards people looking to work in a variety of trades.

02/18/2015

(Anthony, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

Wednesday’s Child: Anthony

Anthony oozes creativity.

02/18/2015

(Lenora Thompson, with some members of her "Boys Book Club," at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: ‘Miss Lenora’ Thompson

Lenora Thompson formed the “Boys Book Club” to provide reading coaching — and other forms of support — to young black men in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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