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Collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, two days after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. (credit: Prakash Mathema/ AFP/ Getty Images)

After Huge Quake, Lansdale Woman Working on Relief Efforts For Her Native Nepal

Bandita Sharma-Dahal, an immigration attorney, says her heart is breaking for her home country but is relieved to know her own family is safe.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

(A visitor to the National Museum of American Jewish History views Richard Avedon's portrait of Allen Ginsberg and his family.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Exhibition of Richard Avedon Photography

The new show, running at the National Museum of American Jewish History, highlights the decades-long career of celebrity and fashion photographer Richard Avedon.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(City councilman Mark Squilla, right, questions  deputy streets commissioner Michael Carroll, left, during a Streets Department budget hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

As Crews Grapple with Philadelphia’s Pothole Epidemic, City Lawmakers Have Questions

Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(Scuba divers reset the course between each competitor. Photo by John McDevitt)

Area Schoolkids Compete in Underwater Robotics Challenge

At the tenth annual Greater Philadelphia Sea Perch Challenge, hundreds of spectators in the bleachers were cheering on their favorite competitors as they maneuvered their robots through obstacle courses and a simulated recovery mission.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Do Mosquitoes Love You? Study Claims It’s Because Of Your DNA

If you find yourself a constant feast for mosquitoes during the summer, you’ll want to read this.

04/24/2015

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Philadelphia Councilman Proposes Fee On Disposable Shopping Bags

Councilman Mark Squilla is proposing a bill that would charge shoppers five cents every time they use a disposable bag.

04/24/2015

(Photo by Anna Schmidt, provided)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Weddings Afloat

If you’re thinking of tying the knot and are looking for a memorable, small-scale ceremony, how about a nautical nuptials?

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Jim Kenney, at a March 31st mayoral forum at Central High School.  Image from PCNTV)

Philadelphia Environmental Groups Say Jim Kenney Is Best Choice For Mayor

Clean Water Action, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania, Penn Environment, and the Sierra Club made their selection based on a questionnaire the candidates were asked to fill out.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Bike rental station at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, in Oaks, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Montco Starts Its Bike-Rental Program at Two Park Locations

It’s on a much smaller scale, but bicycles can now be rented with a smartphone app along two biking trails in Montgomery County.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(The blue pathway, made of permeable paving material, and the mulched garden are designed to absorb rainwater.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

A South Philadelphia Elementary School Gets Rainwater Management System

Part of the asphalt playground at the Nebinger Elementary School has been transformed into a rain garden.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(L-R, outside the new recycling center: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri; Sun Ray, the "Philadelphia More Beautiful" mascot; Curby Bucket, the city's recycling mascot; and deputy streets commissioner Donald Carlton.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

City Opens Its Fifth Large-Item Trash Dropoff Center, in West Philadelphia

“We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner,” David Perri said at today’s dedication.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(A billboard structure at Second and Race Streets, in Old City, adjacent to I-95 and the Ben Franklin Bridge.  File photo by John McDevitt)

PennDOT Imposing Oversight for Billboards Near Philadelphia’s Interstate Highways

Since the 1970s, Penndot has allowed Philadelphia’s mayor and City Council to regulate billboards along state highways, but Penndot officials now fear that federal highway dollars are at risk without their direct oversight.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(credit: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

On Earth Day, Local Environmentalist Discusses Present, Future State Of Our Planet

It is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and an area environmental leader is reflecting on the strides made in protecting the planet through the years along with the major issues like climate change that still need to be addressed.

04/22/2015

(credit: John McDevitt)

Innovative Bench At Independence National Historical Park Monitors Air Quality, Weather

Philadelphia is one of five cities to test out a high-tech bench that allows the public to participate in the measurement of air quality and weather information.

04/22/2015

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Pa. PUC Urges PGW To Hike Gas Bills So It Can Rebuild Failing Pipes Quicker

One of the PUC’s recommendations would be to increase PGW’s “distribution system improvement charge,” which is billed to customers, above the current five-percent cap.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015