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(Mummers' music and sprays of fireworks accompanied the announcement of details for New Year's Eve fireworks on the Delaware River.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Details of New Year’s Eve Fireworks on Delaware Riverfront Announced

As in past years, the soundtrack to those pyrotechnics will be carried on KYW Newsradio 1060.

12/19/2014

(Bramwell Tovey plays his "Rittenhouse Carol" in his dressing room at the Kimmel Center.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Visiting Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor Pens ‘Rittenhouse Carol’

KYW’s Steve Tawa spoke with maestro Bramwell Tovey as he played a portion of his own composition for Philadelphia, “The Rittenhouse Carol.”

12/19/2014

Trump Taj Mahal Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Billionaire Carl Icahn Offers $20M Infusion to Avert Taj Mahal Shutdown

Icahn, who is poised to buy the Trump Taj Mahal casino-hotel, is ponying up $20 million so it can remain open while bankruptcy proceedings play out.

12/18/2014

(New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rabbi Shmuel Butman stand in a cherry picker as they light the world's largest Hanukah menorah on December 3, 2013 in New York City.   Photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York For the Holidays, Whatever Your Religion

If New York City is a mecca for area Christmas shoppers and tree-gazers, it’s also a getaway destination for Hanukah celebrations.

12/18/2014

(File photo: a Mummers event. Credit: Michelle Durham)

Mummers Add a Second Parade, Through Manayunk, Around Mardi Gras

At least ten of the 16 string bands have committed to the February 22, 2015, event (which will miss Mardi Gras, February 17th, by a few days).

12/17/2014

(Guillermo Pernot, whose wife is Cuban, watched Pres. Obama's announcement from the KYW Newsradio newsroom.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Obama’s Decision to Normalize Relations With Cuba is ‘Huge,’ Says Local Man

In anticipation of Obama’s speech on Cuba, we invited chef Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre restaurant, in Old City, to watch the speech in our newsroom. His wife is Cuban.

12/17/2014

(credit: J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®)

Hear Philly: See All Of Philly’s Top Sites, Holiday Attractions In A PHLASH

Designed as a continuous loop, Philly PHLASH allows riders to hop on and off at 20 stops, either right in front of or within steps of the city’s most popular sites.

12/15/2014

(A visitor examines one of the original transcripts of the Bill of Rights, now on display at the National Constitution Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A 1789 Version of The Bill of Rights Goes on Display in Philadelphia

“It’s a great day for Pennsylvania and a great day for Philadelphia that we actually get to view an original copy,” Gov. Tom Corbett said during a speech at the exhibit opening.

12/15/2014

(credit: Mike Dunn)

City Councilman Aims To Ban Parking On Apron Of City Hall

Councilman Kenney is fed up with public officials being allowed to park their personal cars all day on the apron of City Hall.

12/13/2014

Showboat Casino in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Richard Stockton College Finalizes Purchase Of Former Showboat Casino

Stockton College of New Jersey has completed its $18 million purchase of the former Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The school has big plans for what it will call its “Island Campus.”

12/12/2014

(credit: Courtesy of Winterthur, by Laszlo Bodo)

Del. Museum Celebrates Record-breaking Year

The Winterthur Museum says it welcomed its 200,000th visitor on Friday, Dec. 14th – a record that’s “largely attributable” to its exhibition, “Costumes of Downton Abbey.”

12/12/2014

(credit: Cleve Bryan/CBS3)

Bankruptcy Judge Allows Canadian Firm To Back Out of Purchasing Revel Casino

Judge Gloria Burns has granted a request by Revel Entertainment to cancel the $110-million sale to Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management.

12/12/2014

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Plan For Smaller Casinos, More Atlantic City Homes

New Jersey lawmakers are taking steps to attract small new casinos to Atlantic City and increase home ownership there as the city reels from a financial crisis partly brought on by the closings of large casino resorts this year.

12/11/2014

(Chef Jorge Chicas, at the Red Owl Tavern.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Traditions Revisited and Updated

“What’s Cooking” takes a look at new makeovers for a traditional Christmas feast, a new look for some traditional dining room favorites, and some traditional Italian specialties now with a new Philadelphia accent.

12/11/2014

(A horse and carriage in Central Park, New York City.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: The End of Clip-Clop, Clip-Clop?

You’ve probably heard that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is asking his City Council to ban those iconic horse-drawn carriages so familiar to Central Park visitors.

12/11/2014

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