Cherri Gregg

(A polling place in Cherry Hill, NJ.  File photo.  Credit: CBS3)

NJ Voters Deciding on Bail Reform-Speedy Trial Ballot Question

Voters in New Jersey are deciding today on whether to amend the state constitution to eliminate the right to bail in certain criminal cases.

11/04/2014

(Project Positive dancers perform during a rally in Thomas Plaine Plaza, outside the Municipal Services Building.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Youth Groups Rally Near City Hall For Election Day Support

They may be too young to cast a ballot, they point out, but they’re not too young to speak out.

11/04/2014

File Photo of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. (Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia DA Says Election Fraud Investigators Out In Force

The Philadelphia DA’s office announced yesterday the launch of a new task force designed to tackle allegations of Election Day shenanigans. Scores of DAs and investigators will be on hand today to field complaints.

11/04/2014

(Volunteer attorneys help the homeless and near-homeless obtain birth certificates, at an event organized by Peco.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Volunteer Attorneys Help Indigent Philadelphians Get Government ID

About 60 attorneys, including about 25 provided by Peco, helped homeless (or nearly homeless) Philadelphians apply for a birth certificate.

11/03/2014

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Festival Of Story Telling Kicks Off This Week In Philadelphia

The 13th annual First Person Arts Festival kicks off on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

11/02/2014

Elizabeth Bowers and Dick McMillen. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Homeless Kitchen Says Food Donations Down, Needs Help

A Philadelphia non-profit that provides meals to the homeless and hungry is sounding the alarm. As KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg tells us, the organization says in-kind donations for its Fall food drive are down 70 percent.

11/01/2014

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Philly Non-Profit Honors Companies That Hire Individuals With Challenges

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and on Friday a Philadelphia non-profit honored companies that hire individuals with challenges, as well as those employees who have overcome them.

10/31/2014

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Jewish Film Festival Kicking Off 34th Season

The Festival kicks off Saturday — showcasing nearly two dozen films over the course of two weeks throughout the Philadelphia area.

10/31/2014

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Civic Groups Ramping Up Get-Out-The-Vote Efforts as Pa. Elections Near

There are about one million registered voters in Philadelphia, and about 2.6 million in the five-county area that includes the Pennsylvania suburbs.

10/30/2014

(Michael Coard announces a federal lawsuit accusing Pennsylvania and its governor, Tom Corbett, of strangling Cheyney University financially.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Group Says Cheyney University Underfunding is Result of Racial Discrimination

“We’re one of 14 state institutions owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Cheyney from the very beginning has been treated like a stepchild,” says Michael Coard, a 1982 Cheyney alumnus who is one of several attorneys representing plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuit.

10/29/2014

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Civil Rights Advocates Concerned Over New Law Authorizing Drug Database In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania doctors and DA’s are celebrating a new law signed by Governor Tom Corbett this week that creates a statewide database to monitor prescription drug use. But there are privacy concerns.

10/29/2014

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Watchdog Group Gives Pennsylvania Mixed Marks on Fixing Voter Access

In its new report, Common Cause evaluates ten swing states on their implementation of 19 recommendations issued by President Obama’s elections commission earlier this year.

10/28/2014

Local 234 President Willie Brown. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

SEPTA Union Leaders Speak Out About Possible Strike

A decision on whether to strike could come as soon as Friday.

10/27/2014

(University Hospital in Newark, NJ, where nurse Kaci Hickox was quarantined.  Photo by Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Ebola Nurse Forced Into Quarantine in N.J. Contemplates Civil Rights Lawsuit

Kaci Hickox was allowed to return to her home in Maine today after being forced into quarantine in New Jersey after landing at Newark International Airport.

10/27/2014

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.

10/25/2014

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