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(Ben Puchowitz, of Bing Bing Dim Sum.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Bonchon, Bing Bing, and… Rita!

Two different takes on Asian cuisine are getting ready to open in Philadelphia. And an old favorite is coming back to its center city location.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Glenn Straub, leaving bankruptcy court in Camden in October 2014.  File photo by David Madden)

Judge Declines to Extend Deadline For Purchase of Revel Casino by Florida Developer

Glenn Straub’s agreement to buy the defunct casino-hotel expired at midnight Monday. He wants another month to deal with utility issues and the appeals of commercial tenants who remain.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(This sign, at the corner of 20th and Winter Streets, would be replaced with a digital version under the Franklin Institute's plan.  File photo by KYW's Steve Tawa)

Franklin Institute Defends Its Plan For Electronic Signage on Logan Circle

“It’s only six by ten,” the museum’s attorney says. “It’s an accessory sign — it’s not outdoor advertising.” Opponents say it could engender more digital signs along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(The 2014 race.  File photo by KYW's Tim Jimenez)

City of Philadelphia Changing Production Company For Annual Bicycling Race

Liberty Sports Development, the nonprofit organization formed two years ago to put on the biggest one-day professional cycling race in America, still owes the city hundreds of thousands of dollars.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(Philadanco's crowdfunding page on Indiegogo features a short video with dance company founder Joan Myers Brown.)

Arts Group ‘Philadanco’ Turns To Crowdfunding For Emergency Furnace Replacement

And their the dilemma shows how vulnerable even a successful arts organization can be.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(Philadelphia health commissioner Dr. James Buehler testifies against widening smoking ban exemptions.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Sources: Phila. City Council and Mayor May End Future Smoking Ban Exemptions

Sources tell KYW Newsradio that City Council and the mayor want to change Philadelphia’s smoking law so that no additional exemptions to the ban could be granted in the future.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

2014 celebration in Chinatown (Credit: PCDC)

Hear Philly: Dancing, Parades and Food Ring In The Chinese New Year In Philadelphia

By Andrew Kramer PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s going to be one big party in Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood the second half of the month. The reason: to celebrate the Chinese New Year, which is February 19th. […]

02/11/2015

The Revel sign coming down in September 2014, after the shutdown of the facility. (Credit: Cleve Bryan)

Owners of Former Revel Casino Move to Void Sale to Developer Glenn Straub

Straub had until midnight yesterday to close on the sale, but didn’t.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

(credit: Andrew Porter)

Report: The City Of Brotherly Love Doesn’t Live Up To Its Name When It Comes To Valentine’s Day

Out of 100 cities, Philadelphia ranked 85th for a V-Day date. While we placed 34th for activities, we came in 52nd for “gift accessibility” and 57th for weather forecast.

02/10/2015

(Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Philadelphia Auto Show Breaks Several Attendance Records

Not only was the show the second-most attended in the 114 years it’s been taking place, but the final weekend was the best weekend in the show’s history.

02/09/2015

(David Fattah, left, and Philadelphia councilman Curtis Jones, right, listen as Ivana Lash talks about the "I Love Philly" Day on Saturday.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Plans a Promotional ‘I Love Philly’ Afternoon, on Valentine’s Day, in Love Park

Ivana Lash, 16, a junior at Parkway Center City High School, says too many people in Philadelphia only see negativity.

02/09/2015

(Left:  Berthe-Marie-Pauline Morisot, "Young Girl with Basket," 1892. Right:  Camille Pissarro, "Avenue de l'Opéra: Morning Sunshine," 1898.  Images provided by Phila. Museum of Art)

Philadelphia Art Museum Gifted Five Outstanding French Impressionist Paintings

Two Pissarro landscapes, with their exquisite use of color, and Morisot’s famous painting of a young girl are now on permanent display at the museum thanks to a local family with a deep passion for art.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/08/2015

(credit: Amanda Polyak, Adventure Aquarium)

Hear Philly: Adventure Aquarium Dives Into Past With ‘Dinosaurs of the Deep’

Adventure Aquarium’s ‘Dinosaurs of the Deep’ offers visitors a chance to dive into the past and discover what it was like deep beneath the oceans’ surface during prehistoric times.

02/07/2015

(credit: Cleve Bryan/CBS3)

Federal Appeals Court Clears The Way For The Revel Deal, With One Important Exception

The order allows for the operators of the closed HQ nightclub to preserve their legal rights, should developer Glenn Straub close on the sale of the Revel.

02/06/2015

(Penguins seem happy as larks despite Philadelphia's cold snap.  Photo by John McDevitt)

At Philadelphia Zoo, Some Animals Thrive in Frigid Weather, Others Manage With Some Help

Some species can endure the cold weather easily. Others not so much. But the Philadelphia Zoo makes sure all the species are kept happy.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/06/2015

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