Cherri Gregg

Kids from Ethel Allen middle school BOOST site.
(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

Locally Based Non-profit That Provides After School Programs In Public Schools Gets Major Boost

A Philadelphia-based non-profit that provides after school programs in nearly a dozen public schools got a $900,000 boost this week.

5 hours ago

(Detail from an "Operation Crush Ebola" flyer being distributed.)

Philadelphia’s West African Community Urging Donations And Attention To Ebola Crisis

“We are walking to make a difference,” says the Rev. Moses Dennis, president of the Liberian Ministers Association of the Delaware Valley.

17 hours ago

(Gov. Corbett is flanked by Maureen Faulkner and Pa. state rep Mike Vereb, sponsor of the amendment, at the signing ceremony.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

ACLU Says New Pa. Law Violates First Amendment Rights of Convicts

The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it is preparing to file a lawsuit to get the state’s new “Revictimization Relief Act”overturned.

21 hours ago

(A  Rebuilding Together Philadelphia volunteer works on a home in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Dozens Volunteer to Rehab Homes in North Philadelphia

There were fifty sets of hands and more than 1,300 volunteer hours — plus materials — contributed over the two days.

10/23/2014

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Montco Non-Profits Join Forces To Raise Funds

Fifteen Montgomery County non-profits will pool their resources for the first time Friday with the hopes of hitting the fundraising jackpot.

10/23/2014

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Amid Ebola Fears, African Immigrants in Philadelphia Say They Are Being Overscrutinized

As panic over Ebola spreads in some areas of this country, many African immigrants living in Philadelphia say public ignorance about the continent and the disease has led to misdirected Ebola stigma and discrimination.

10/22/2014

(Students from the Penn Alexander School, in West Philadelphia, get a lesson in mummification using a demonstration dummy at the Penn Museum.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Penn Museum Unveils New Program For Teaching 7th Graders Interactively

“Children sometimes recall facts, sometimes not; but they will always recall an experience,” noted Philadelphia schools superintendent Williams Hite.

10/21/2014

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Union League Holds a Job Fair For US Military Veterans

One attendee said his biggest challenge is translating his military experience into words that are revelant to civilian jobs.

10/20/2014

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Philadelphia Lawyers To Host Town Hall To Educate Community On How To Interact With Police

The “Know Your Rights” Town Hall will answer questions like, what to do if police stop and frisk you, what to do if cops ask to search your car and when and where it’s appropriate to film police.

10/19/2014

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Phila. Non-Profit Operates As Mail Depot For Thousands Of Homeless Men And Women

A Center City non-profit is acting as a home base for thousands of men and women who don’t have a permanent home.

10/18/2014

(Homeless Philadelphians wait in line to see if they have received mail through the Broad Street Ministry.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

For Center City’s Homeless, A Welcome Link to the Workaday World

For two hours a day, five days a week, the Broad Street Ministry, right across the street from the Kimmel Center, operates a mail depot for homeless men and women.

10/18/2014

Self-defense course sponsored by Handbags 4 Peace. (Credit: Handbags 4 Peace)

Local Women’s Safety Group Kicks Off Initiative To Get Criminals Off Streets

An organization of women dedicated to staying safe in Philadelphia is holding a walk on Saturday to raise money.

10/17/2014

(Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School, receives a standing ovation at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

8,000 Pa. Women Gather in Philadelphia For 11th Annual Fellowship Conference

Women from all over the country flocked to the Pennsylvania Convention Center today for the sold-out Pennsylvania Conference for Women, which included an all-star line up of inspirational speakers.

10/16/2014

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Police Quell False Rumors Over Murder Of Popular Philly Dirt Biker

Recent online chatter about the murder of a popular dirt biker in Southwest Philadelphia on Tuesday is raising questions over whether police were involved in the shooting.

10/16/2014

(Pollo Food Market, in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

With New Fee, Some Phila. Food Stores May Stop Accepting Food Assistance

For ten years, the federal government has footed the bill on the swipe-card machines that mom-and-pop grocers use to accept electronic food stamps. Not anymore.

10/14/2014

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