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(A huge portrait mural of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor, keeps watch over the "Italian Market" section of South Ninth Street, in South Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Italian Market, a South Philly Icon, Gears Up for Celebration of Its 100th Year

The Italian Market is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with events being held every month until the end of the year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(The Abington High School chess team.  Photo provided)

Abington H.S. Chess Team Wins 3 National Titles

The Abington High School chess team beat out 40 teams from around the country to win a national championship at this year’s US Chess Federation’s national tournament. Two students won individual titles.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

(A bicycle rental station in Toronto, Ont.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Bicycling in Cities

With urban bicycling all the rage these days, you can bike big cities and avoid the traffic scrum.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

Nerd Nite Philadelphia (Credit: Justin Udo)

Philadelphia Science Festival Presents A Night For The Nerds

Dozens of people packed into Frankford Hall Wednesday night for “Nerd Nite Philadelphia.”

04/30/2015

Students doing yoga on a section of the lawn inside the quad on La Salle's campus. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

La Salle Students Use Yoga To Battle Finals Stress

A La Salle junior is helping her classmates beat the stress of finals week by stretching their bodies and calming their minds.

04/30/2015

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Philly Soccer Show: Early Season Struggles For Union

It hasn’t been smooth sailing for the Philadelphia Union so far this season, and the KYW Philly Soccer Show tries to get to the heart of the issue.

04/29/2015

(Photo by Steve Tawa)

First Public Hearing on Comcast Franchises in Philadelphia Draws Scathing Comments

At the Free Library branch on West Rittenhouse Square, during this first of six public forums this week, Comcast customers with pent-up frustrations sounded off.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

(Mayor Nutter announces the countdown to the Broad Street Run.  Photo by Michael Nutter)

On Your Mark: Philadelphia Gearing Up For Sunday’s Broad Street Run

Mayor Michael Nutter was joined today outside City Hall by officials from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and other dignitaries to kick off the countdown to Sunday’s “Broad Street Run.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

The 2014 World's Largest Bar Crawl (Credit: Justin Udo)

Hear Philly: Cheers! Thousands To Pack Philly Pubs For World’s Largest Bar Crawl

Who doesn’t love a good bar crawl this time of year? Especially when great drink specials are offered and you’re helping some wonderful causes.

04/26/2015

(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

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Consumer Advocate: Comcast Faced Troublesome Disclosures If It Had Pressed Merger Deal

“If the Department of Justice actually filed suit against Comcast, a lot of analysis of Comcast’s business practices would become part of the public record,” a public interest group’s attorney says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

NHL Cracks Down on Live Streaming at Its Hockey Games

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly sent a memo to team presidents and credentialed media reiterating the league’s policy on streaming footage.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

(Franklin Field, on the Penn campus, is the home for the Penn Relays.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Penn Relays Opens Amid Cool Temperatures, Strong Winds, and A Touch of Rain

The 121st “Penn Relays” are underway at Franklin Field, and spectators from all over the world were braving the elements to watch the competitions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Jazz Appreciation Month To End With A Bang

With less than a dozen events remaining in Jazz Appreciation month — this weekend is expected to bring the noise.

04/23/2015

(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