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(POW!       Liquid nitrogen mixed with dishwashing liquid punctuates a promotional event for the Philadelphia Science Festival.  Photo by John McDevitt)

With a Bang, Philadelphia Gears Up For Annual Science Festival

With a countdown of “3-2-1…,” soapsuds exploded from a container, covering those gathered on the steps of the Franklin Institute.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(City councilman Kenyatta Johnson, in file photo.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Pulls Support For Electronic Billboard Along ‘Avenue of the Arts’

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, whose district includes that section of Broad Street, says he’s heard from constituents who don’t like the idea, so he is withdrawing support for that location. Two other sites are still up for approval.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Details of Katharina Grosse's "Psychylustro," as photographed by Steve Weinik, and shown on Google Cultural Institute.  Image provided)

Google Helps Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Preserve Trove of Its Works Online

It’s the latest addition to the online Google Cultural Institute, an effort by the digital info company to capture significant artworks for all the world to share.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Sam Katz, left, and a colleague on stage at IRTE.  Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Live Improv in New York City

Two tickets to a Broadway show can break the bank. But how about live improv, off Broadway?

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(Mickey Rowley shows off the 50th-floor view from his "Top of the Tower," at 18th and Arch Streets in center city.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Sky Brunch, Wine Week, and a Competition For Charity

A cooking competition by female chefs for the Philadelphia-based “Women Against Abuse” is among the events on tap in the next couple of weeks.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/19/2015

(An artist's rendering of a section of the park proposed to run atop the Reading Viaduct, near 11th and Callowhill Streets.  Image provided by Studio | Bryan Hanes)

Steam Builds For an Overhead Rail Bed Park Through Central Philadelphia

Taking a page out of New York City’s “High Line,” the Rail Park would run along the former Reading Railroad viaduct and the city branch of the old Reading lines.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(Photo by David Madden)

Pa. Lawmakers Hear From Casino Execs About How to Protect the Gambling Industry Here

A Pennsylvania House committee charged with overseeing casino gambling within the commonwealth held a pair of hearings in our region, looking into ways to keep the industry more competitive.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/18/2015

(Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphians Celebrate All Things Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

From observances at memorials honoring Irish immigrants to a pint a local pub, thousands across the Delaware Valley were marking St. Patrick’s Day.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Philadelphia health commissioner Dr. James Buehler, calling for the  end of additional exemptions to the Philadelphia smoking ban.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Moves Toward Closing Door on More Exemptions to Philadelphia’s Indoor Smoking Law

The 2007 smoking ban allowed for waivers under certain circumstances, under a compromise provision to secure passage. But bars have continued to ask for — and receive — exemptions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(An artist's rendering of a section of the park proposed to run atop the Reading Viaduct, near 11th and Callowhill Streets.  Image provided by Studio | Bryan Hanes)

Huge Civic Project Aims To Bring Social Spaces to Several Phila. Neighborhoods

Two charitable foundations are making a multimillion-dollar investment in public spaces in five of the city’s most underserved communities, creating what could become a national “test kitchen” of sorts on urban renewal.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

(A seal resting on a beach in Neptune Township, NJ.  Photo provided by Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

Experts Warn Humans To Stay Away From Beached Seals Along South Jersey Shore

Th director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center says that for the most part, these seals are not in trouble. But they could be dangerous if provoked.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

Irish tours at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls offers are becoming a tradition. (Credit: Kristen Johanson)

Local Cemetery Tour Digs Deeper Into Irish Souls Of Philadelphia

For many Irish people in Philadelphia, Saint Patrick’s Day is about heritage and history, and Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls is filled with that.

03/15/2015

(Some Craigslist images for apartment sublets in Philadelphia during the papal visit in September.)

‘Net Abuzz With Philadelphia Subletters and Visitors Hoping To See Pope Francis Here

Dozens of pages of listings have already been posted to the web site known as “Craig’s List.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

(The Revel casino-hotel resort, on the Atlantic City boardwalk.  August 2014 file photo by David Madden)

Bankruptcy Judge Puts Revel Casino Rulings On Hold As Legal Maneuvers Play Out

The judge overseeing the Revel hotel bankruptcy in Atlantic City has decided that she can’t rule now on the $82-million offer from Florida developer Glenn Straub.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

(credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope’s Visit Shifts Center City Fall Restaurant Week To Summer

Pope Francis’ late September visit to Philadelphia is prompting scheduling changes, including moving this year’s Fall Restaurant week to a different season.

03/13/2015