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Cherri Gregg

(Image from video provided by Phila. PD)

Philadelphia Police Takedown of Store Robber Goes Viral, Generating Positive Community Response

On video, two plainclothes officers took down the suspect peacefully as he brandished a weapon in a Dunkin Donuts store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–16 hours ago

(A homeless encampment under the Walnut Street Bridge, in center city, where outreach workers found three people sleeping in subfreezing temperatures.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Outreach Specialists Comb Philadelphia Area, Searching For Homeless in Danger of Freezing

“We make sure that nobody dies out here, because that could happen very easily,” notes Sam Santiago, with Project Home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

(Madeline Hoffman, 11, showing off one of the Buddee Bags she made at Girard College during the MLK Day of Service event.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A Young Girl’s Grown-Up Idea For Helping Others

When Madeline Hoffman’s grandmother taught her how to sew, she decided put her newfound skills to good use by creating wheelchair and walker bags for those in need.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

Staff at New Day Center
(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Kensington Drop-In Shelter Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking

January is human trafficking awareness month and a Kensington drop-in center for women is using the time to educate their public about the sex trade going on right under your nose.

01/25/2015

Some of the leaders who helped lead Monday's "MLK DARE" march include (left to right), Rev. Greg Holston, POWER; Paul Winston Cange, PURP; Raphael Curtis, Fight for 15 (min.wage); Leslie MacFadyen, Ferguson Response Network; Diane Isser, 15 Now; Tamara Anderson, Caucus for Working Educators; Bishop Dwayne Royster, POWER; and Rev. Mark Tyler, POWER.  All of these leaders are featured on the podcast.  Photographed at Mother Bethel AME Church by Cherri Gregg)

Monday’s MLK Day March Through Center City Puts Next Generation of Leaders in Spotlight

The organizers of that massive march are not the names usually associated with traditional civic leadership in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(Shay Wharton, after she was attacked by a stranger on a Route 15 Septa trolley.  Family photo)

Man Sought After Schoolgirl Attacked While Riding SEPTA Trolley in North Philadelphia

Eyewitnesses say Shay Wharton was repeatedly punched in the face after her backpack accidentally bumped a man on the crowded Route 15 trolley.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Will Little, holding one of his "Peace Live In It" t-shirts.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

South Philly Man Turns His Life Around, Now Promoting Peace One T-Shirt at a Time

Will Little spent ten years in prison for murder but says he changed his life through positive thinking.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2015

(Volunteers take part in a number of projects at Girard College on the 2015 Martin Luther King Day of Service.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Thousands Take Part in MLK Day Service Projects Across Delaware Valley

Five thousand volunteers converged on Girard College’s campus, headquarters for the day’s event, to participate in 150 service projects.

01/19/2015

(Marnie Schneider with her kids, during a recent visit back to Philadelphia.  Photo provided by Marnie Schneider)

Marnie Schneider, Using Sports To Help Kids Thrive

The granddaughter of onetime Eagles’ owner Leonard Tose is grateful for the opportunities that sports gave her in her life, so she’s helping young people benefit from sports programs.

01/19/2015

(The Wyndmoor Montessori School was shut down after the death of an infant.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Expert Says Parents Must Be Vigilant To Protect Children Sent To Daycare

One week after a five-month-old girl died at a Montgomery County daycare facility, other parents are still reeling.

01/14/2015

(Jan Pendergrass visits the KYW Newsradio studios with some of her late husband's gold records.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Widow of Teddy Pendergrass Focusing on Burnishing Late Singer’s Legacy

Pendergrass, who grew up in Philadelphia and had a stellar singing career with Philadelphia International Records, was seriously injured in a 1982 crash on Lincoln Drive that left him a quadriplegic.

01/13/2015

(Some previous "Gamechangers."  Photos by Cherri Gregg)

KYW Newsradio Opens Nominations For 2014 Black History Month ‘Gamechangers’

Who do you know who has changed the Black community for the better this past year?

01/12/2015

(The dining area of the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission will be open overnights until March.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Center City Shelter, Already Overflowing, Offers Overnight Seating to Homeless

One of center city Philadelphia’s longest-operating homeless shelters and soup kitchens is opening its doors as part of an overnight initiative to help get homeless men off the streets.

01/12/2015

Molly and Zada look at Mi Casita preschool during construction.(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s First Spanish Immersion Preschool Set To Open

Located at the corner of 15th Street and Ridge avenue in Fairmount, Mi Casita, which means “my little house,” is still under construction, but boasts colorful and spacious rooms that’ll eventually house up to 70 children from ages 18 months to 5 years old.

01/12/2015

A sign on the door of Wyndmoor Montessori School alerts parents about the closure. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Montgomery County Daycare Shut Down After Death Of Baby Girl

State officials have shut down a Montgomery County daycare following the death of a five-month-old girl who was in the care of school staff.

01/09/2015

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