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(Jon Myerow, inside his new Tria venue, on Fitler Square.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Philadelphia’s New Springtime Restaurants

Three new restaurants are opening in Philadelphia to welcome the change of season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/02/2015

(Zip guns, shanks, and shivs are among the confiscated items on display at Eastern State's "popup" museum.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New Exhibit Recalls the Dangers of Historic Eastern State Prison, in Fairmount

The temporary exhibit, called “Escape!,” features rarely seen artifacts such as confiscated “shanks” (homemade knives), handcuffs, and books of mug shots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Architect Paul Steelman, at lectern, describes his work on Blatstein's "Playground" project.  Blatstein is standing at right.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Developer Will Convert Upscale Atlantic City Shopping Mall Into Entertainment and Leisure Venue

As the first order of business, the struggling Pier Shops at Caesars Casino will be renamed the “Playground.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Photo by Brad Segall)

Valley Forge Casino Promises Outreach Support to Regional Alzheimer’s Association

The unique partnership is all about education and awareness, and casino officials believe they have the resources to do both.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Peter Vermes, in 2013 file photo by Jamie Squire/ Getty Images)

Philly Soccer Show: Peter Vermes of Sporting K.C.

The KYW Philly Soccer Show talks to Sporting Kansas City’s head coach, Peter Vermes, as the team readies to face the Philadelphia Union on Easter Sunday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

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Penn Relays Rolling Out First Official Social Messaging App

The Penn Relays are partnering with a Penn startup for a new app that will be used to communicate official messages during the event.

04/01/2015

File Photo (credit: Tim Jimenez)

Registration Now Open For One Of Philadelphia’s Biggest Races

Registration opened at midnight for this year’s Philadelphia Marathon.

04/01/2015

Fake spiders are one of many pranks you could see on April Fools' Day (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

April Fools! Local Expert Weighs In On Pros And Cons Of Pulling A Prank

Today is April 1st, otherwise known as April Fools’ Day. But is it a good idea to prank someone?

04/01/2015

(Metal detectors installed at Citizens Bank Park.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phillies to Begin Metal-Detector Screening of Every Ticketholder at Citizens Bank Park

Starting with this Friday’s exhibition game, all fans at all gates at Citizens Bank Park will have to walk through airport-style metal detectors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

Shofuso House open for Spring. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

‘Shofusu Japanese House & Garden’ Opens With Cherry Blossom Season Approaching

Folks eager for nicer weather will be happy to hear that Philadelphia’s Shofusu Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park has officially opened for the season.

03/28/2015

(The Pier Shops at Caesars.  Photo provided)

Blatstein Reboots Makeover of Pier Shops at Caesars, in Atlantic City

Developer Bart Blatstein’s plans to redevelop the shopping mall at Caesars Casino, in Atlantic City, are back on track.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

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Pocono Ski Resorts Headed For Their Last Gasps of the Winter Season

There are seven ski resorts in the Poconos, and six of them are still open, at least through this weekend.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Despite the showery weather, the Franklin Square carousel was ready to go.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Franklin Square Opens Its Visitor Amenities for 2015 Season

One of the busiest play parks in Philadelphia is back for its ninth season since a major renovation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(HARD AT WORK.     Jay Lloyd, scouting for bargains at a beach bar in the British Virgin Islands.  Photo by Richard Maloney)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Springtime Bargain Shopping

(Jay Lloyd is hard at work here, scouting for bargains in Cuban cigars and rum from the British Virgin Islands.)

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Allen Cheng, owner of Nine Ting.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Nine Ting, Joe’s, and an Eagles Food Event

This week on “What’s Cooking,” Hadas Kuznits reports on a new Korean BBQ restaurant in Chinatown, a new cheesesteak shop in Fishtown, and a food truck festival coming to Lincoln Financial Field.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015