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Artist rendering of proposed globe at 12th and Arch. (photo provided)

Two Large, 3D Electronic Billboards Approved For Tourist Sections of Center City Phila.

City Council overwhelming approved the installation of two electronic advertising structures, dubbed “Urban Experiential Displays,” ranging in height from 30 to 50 feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Graphic by Ed Fischer.  Photos provided by Univ. of Pa.)

Five Penn Students Win $150,000 Each For Their Community Service Projects

The University of Pennsylvania has chosen five students for its inaugural “President’s Engagement Prize,” created for students who have a plan to make the world a better place.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Elementary Students in Northeast Philadelphia Get Hands-On Lessons in Livestock Farming

The main lobby at Fox Chase Elementary School smelled like a farm today. And for good reason.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

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Camden County Hosting Household Hazardous Waste Collection This Saturday

Officials in Camden County announced they will host a household hazardous waste collection this Saturday at the Cherry Hill Public Works Complex.

03/19/2015

(City councilman Kenyatta Johnson, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Pulls Support For Electronic Billboard Along ‘Avenue of the Arts’

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, whose district includes that section of Broad Street, says he’s heard from constituents who don’t like the idea, so he is withdrawing support for that location. Two other sites are still up for approval.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(A large sinkhole shut down Plymouth Road in Montgomery County.   Photo by KYW's Mike DeNardo)

No Easy Fix Seen For Plymouth Road, Closed By Worrisome Sinkhole

The bridge, which carries more than 15,000 cars a day, was shut down late last week when the shoulder started to cave in.

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

(Gov. Tom Wolf, center, greets energy industry engineers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Gov. Wolf Woos Energy Industry Engineers in Philadelphia for Annual Convention

The governor reassured the group of his support for the state’s flourishing natural gas industry.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Philadelphia health commissioner Dr. James Buehler, calling for the  end of additional exemptions to the Philadelphia smoking ban.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Moves Toward Closing Door on More Exemptions to Philadelphia’s Indoor Smoking Law

The 2007 smoking ban allowed for waivers under certain circumstances, under a compromise provision to secure passage. But bars have continued to ask for — and receive — exemptions.

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

(A seal resting on a beach in Neptune Township, NJ.  Photo provided by Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

Experts Warn Humans To Stay Away From Beached Seals Along South Jersey Shore

Th director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center says that for the most part, these seals are not in trouble. But they could be dangerous if provoked.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

(Jane Golden, executive director of the Mural Arts Program, at right, chats with a filmmaker who is part of the "Neighborhood Time Exchange."  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

At 41st & Lancaster, An Artist Enclave Aimed at Lifting the Surrounding Community

“It is based on the theory that artists can revitalize a corridor,” says Mural Arts executive director Jane Golden. “They are unlike anyone else when it to comes to building a life and spirit in a community.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(Photo by Justin Udo)

Center City Conference Allows Regional Planners To Compare Notes on Community-Building

Barry Seymour, with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, says the one-day conference was designed to give helpful information to planners and developers of more than 350 communities around the region.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(Beth McConnell, of the Philadelphia Association of  of Community Development Corporations.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. City Council Moves Toward Regulation of Donation Drop Boxes

A City Council committee has approved what would be Philadelphia’s first regulations on those large donation bins you often see in store and shopping center parking lots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

(Photo by Kristen Johanson)

With Potholes Everywhere, Delaware Valley Tire Shops Are Bustling

With the warm weather comes pothole season. A tire expert offers some advice.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015