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(William Ryan, chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, testifies before members of the Pa. House.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Gaming Control Chair Says Approval of 2nd Philadelphia Casino Was The Right Thing

Appearing today at state House budget hearings, William Ryan defended the board’s decision to award a license for a second casino in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(Photo by Mike Dougherty)

Philadelphia Snares Championship Match of Gold Cup Soccer Tournament

Landing the championship game is another feather in the cap for Mayor Michael Nutter and his team, who have been on a roll lately.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(Lisa Miccolis, in The Monkey and The Elephant.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Coffee For Foster Kids, Mexican Beach Food, and a Seder Preview

This week, KYW’s Hadas Kuznits reports on a Philadelphia coffee shop with a mission to help kids transitioning from foster care, a pre-Passover dinner celebrating food and freedom, and the Garces Group’s latest theme restaurant.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(As the weather moderates, an outdoor lunch at the base of the slope is not out of the question.  Jack Frost file photo by Dave Figenshu)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Spring Skiing in the Poconos

So, what is this thing called “spring skiing”?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

(Parx Casino.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Parx Officials Say Child Left in Car Was Rescued Within 40 Minutes By Parking Lot Patrol

Officials at Parx Casino, in Bensalem, Pa. are clarifying the timeline surrounding the discovery of a seven-year-old boy whom police say was left in the car while his father played blackjack inside the gambling hall.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(Advertising posters for "Heady Topper" beer. )

A Beer Aficionado’s Beer Makes A Quiet Visit to Philadelphia

It’s coming to a select number of taverns in Philadelphia, beginning at 5pm today.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

Philly Pops' president Frank Giordano, at lectern, tells invited guests at a center city restaurant about this season's concerts.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philly Pops’ Upcoming Season Includes Andrea Bocelli Concert

Frank Giordano, president and CEO of the Philly Pops, noted one special, high-profile guest who will appear during this year’s concert series.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

(Photo provided by Philly Soccer Page)

Philly Soccer Show: A Disappointing Home Opener For the Philadelphia Union

A tough, frustrating, scoreless draw is not how the Philadelphia Union imagined their home opener.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

(Detail of a shore rental property being offered by Diller Fisher.  Photo provided)

High-End Summer Shore Rentals Going Fast, Say South Jersey Real Estate Agents

Realtors reported banner business last year, and early indications are this year will be better — in part due to the harsh winter, the improved economy, and the ease of comparing offerings and booking a rental online.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

File photo of a pig roast. (Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Hear Philly: Oink Oink! Fairmount Bars Offer Pig Samples, Cocktail Specials During Crawl

Do you think you can eat a whole pig? You’ll have a chance to find out Saturday March 21st all throughout Fairmount.

03/10/2015

(The Prince Music Theater, at Broad and Chestnut Streets.  Photo by KYW's André Bennett)

City Cultural Groups Ecstatic About Prince Theater’s New Owner

The theatre, on Chestnut Street near Broad, has a new lease on life, thanks in part to the Philadelphia Film Society.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

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Garry Mills, Helping Inner City Kids With Basketball Lessons and More

“I lost thirteen friends to violence, and I felt like I had an obligation to do what needed to be done in the streets,” Mills says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

(Children play at "Nest," a playspace at 13th and Locust Streets in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Parents Scramble to Find Activities For Toddlers on a Snowbound Thursday in Philadelphia

Some parents spent their snow day out of the house, playing at Nest, a commercial playspace in center city Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

Teen getaway at Blue Mountain. (Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Child’s First Ski Getaway Alone

Many parents dread their child’s first ski getaway without mom or dad.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

(Rob Wasserman, at Parlor.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Suburban Pizza, Italian Culture, and Sustainable Coffee

Hadas has news of a new pizza spot in Ardmore, a center city restaurant that combines Italian cuisine and culture, and an Old City coffee shop where “local” is the byword.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015