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(Dedication ceremonies for the mural honoring firefifghters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Memorial Mural Dedicated To Two Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters

A new mural honors the memories of two hometown heroes who died fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire in East Kensington in 2012.

07/10/2014

(Ronald McDonald performs alongside a Salvation Army collection kettle near 16th and Chestnut Streets.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Salvation Army Sets Up Summertime Collections Around Center City

The ringing bells and the iconic red kettles are a sign that need has no season.

07/09/2014

(Mamasa Sherif and her husband, Peter Alpha, have a difference of opinion over the fire department's response to the Saturday morning fire.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Controversy Persists Over Fire Dept. Response to Fatal SW Phila. Fire

Confusion and disagreement over what happened that night continues to percolate throughout the 6500 block of Gesner Street.

07/08/2014

Donations are piling up outside of Christ International Church on S. 65th Street. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Community Comes Together To Support Families Displaced After Deadly Fire In Southwest Philadelphia

The community is coming together to support the families displaced by the three-alarm fire in Southwest Philadelphia on Saturday that claimed five homes, as well as the lives of four young children.

07/05/2014

Ainye Clarke and Kevin Abbott -- two members of the Philadelphia youth poetry team -- will compete on stage later this month during The Brave New Voices festival. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Team Has Eye On The Prize In Poetry Competition

A team of six Philadelphia youths is working hard to prepare for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival later this month.

07/05/2014

(Vice president Joseph Biden, alongside a large-screen projection of himself, speaks during July 4th ceremonies outside Independence Hall.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

VP Biden Helps Philadelphia Celebrate July 4th, Mark Civil Rights Act Anniversary

Vice president Joe Biden is helping celebrate Independence Day in the nation’s birthplace.

07/04/2014

(Wynter Larkin.  Family photo provided)

Online Fundraising Aims To Help Phila. Family of Toddler Killed in Sidewalk Accident

Locals members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority say they are devastated by the tragic death of the daughter of a fellow sorority sister and have started an online fundraiser to help out.

07/03/2014

(Mekhai adds lettuce to his Italian wrap at the Resurrection Baptist Church summer camp, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Kids Help Steer Menus For Free Summer Lunch Program in Philadelphia

The campers at Resurrection Baptist Church, on Landsdowne Avenue, may be on summer vacation, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia put their young palates to work.

07/02/2014

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Immigration Reform Advocates Fed Up, Want President Obama To Take Action

Some groups from our area are rallying in PA as part of a National Day of Action.

06/28/2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia File Photo (credit: CBS)

Temporary Relief For Philadelphia Archdiocese From State Fines Under Affordable Care Act

A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily delayed enforcement of an order that would have imposed steep fines on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

06/28/2014

(credit: Garden Wellington-Logan)

Walk For Suicide Awareness At ‘Out Of Darkness’

Thousands are expected to participate in an overnight walk to raise awareness about the rising number of suicides in America. It’s the first time the event will take place in Philadelphia.

06/22/2014

(A makeshift memorial containing balloons, candles, and stuffed animals near the spot where Sean Broaddus died.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Neighbors Shocked at Nicetown Man’s Death in Hands of Phila. Police

Sean Broaddus died while being arrested by police. Area residents described him as a mentor to young people and “a good man.”

06/20/2014

(Cranford Coulter.  Photo provided)

Montco Man Sidesteps Personal Adversity To Continue Mission of Feeding Homeless

Every Thursday, Cranford Coulter spends the day in his kitchen preparing gallons of homemade soup. Every Thursday night, he feeds hundreds of homeless people in Philadelphia. He almost lost his own home.

06/19/2014

Larry Stephenson Jr. and Darren Stephenson and their sons at the Father's Day Rally Committee Fatherhood Awards Ceremony. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Chester Man Not Letting Life Behind Bars Stop Him From Being Standout Father

A Chester man serving life behind bars at Graterford Prison received high honors this week. He managed to raise his two sons from a prison cell.

06/15/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Freedom Theater To Host Award-Winning Play That Tackles Issue Of Mass Incarceration

Titled, “12 x 9,” the critically acclaimed production is set in an overpopulated federal prison where a drug lord, devout Christian and sociopath are forced to live, love and cope behind bars.

06/14/2014

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