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(Mrs. Cecilia Paul is flanked by DHS commissioner  Vanessa Garrett Harley and longtime Family Court administrative judge Kevin Dougherty at today's awards ceremony.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Agency Honors Its ‘Foster Parents of the Year’

Among the award winners was a woman who has fostered 126 children in her home over 43 years, and adopted five of them.

15 hours ago

(Mayor Nutter serves birthday cake to Dr. Eli Zebooker, 102, and one of Zebooker's grandsons at a city celebration for centenarians.  Photo by Justin Udo)

Philadelphia Celebrates Its Centenarians With Birthday Party A Century in the Making

Eli Zebooker, a retired center city dentist, was the oldest man in attendance. He is a spry 102.

05/21/2015

(Philadelphia mayoral candidates Jim Kenney, Anthony Williams, and Lynne Abraham, at a forum at Central High School in March.  Images from PCN TV)

Mayor’s Race Tops Highlighted Contests in Philadelphia Primary

Today’s primary election has the parties choosing not only nominees for mayor, but for all 17 seats on City Council.

05/19/2015

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Also on Philadelphia Ballots: Several Charter Change Questions

Voters are being asked to approve commissions for women and universal pre-kindergarten, a rule promoting multi-language access to city services, and a referendum on school district governance.

05/19/2015

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Philadelphia Emergency Responders Recall Frenzy of Amtrak Crash Night

“Controlled chaos would be an understatement,” said police inspector Mike McCarrick, who runs the police department’s East Division, where the derailment occurred.

05/15/2015

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Judge Won’t Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia’s Process of Seizing Properties Tied to Drug Cases

A Federal Judge has ruled that the DA and police will have to slug it out in court with homeowners as they attempt to take down the city’s process of seizing drug-related cash, cars and houses.

05/14/2015

(The Airbnb.com web site, showing rentals avaialable in Philadelphia.)

Philadelphia Proposing 8½-Percent Tax on Airbnb-Style Room Rentals

The Nutter administration has authored a measure that for the first time applies the city’s existing hotel tax to Airbnb-type rentals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

(Philadelphia L&I commissioner Carlton Williams, at far left, and other city officials listen as fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer, at lectern, discusses the new program.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Fire Department Steps In To Help Deal With Large, Derelict Buildings

The fire department and L&I will perform joint inspections of commercial and industrial properties larger than 15,000 square feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

(The Philadelphia civic flag, at right behind the arc of balloons, seemed disinclined to unfurl during ceremonies marking its 120th anniversary.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Plaque Dedication Marks 120th Anniversary of Creation of Philadelphia’s Flag

The next time you jog up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, take a moment to notice the azure blue and golden yellow flag on the righthand side. It’s Philadelphia’s “civic” flag.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(Chris Bartlett, exec. dir. of the William Way LGBT Center, testifies before City Council's Law and Government Committee on April 30, 2015.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. LGBT Leaders Urge Charter Change To Make City’s LGBT Office Permanent

The Office of LGBT Affairs was created by Mayor Nutter, but LGBT leaders fear that a future mayor might decide to kill it. So they’re backing a plan to change the city charter and make the office permanent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/03/2015

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First Public Hearing on Comcast Franchises in Philadelphia Draws Scathing Comments

At the Free Library branch on West Rittenhouse Square, during this first of six public forums this week, Comcast customers with pent-up frustrations sounded off.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

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New Web Site Helps US Military Vets in Philadelphia Find Services

The site is a one-stop clearinghouse where veterans and their families can find links to Philly-specific services including jobs, housing, and treatment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

(City councilman Mark Squilla, right, questions  deputy streets commissioner Michael Carroll, left, during a Streets Department budget hearing.  Images from City of Phila. TV)

As Crews Grapple with Philadelphia’s Pothole Epidemic, City Lawmakers Have Questions

Philadelphia’s pothole epidemic dominated discussion at a City Council hearing this past week.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/26/2015

(Officials hold a signing ceremony at Philadelphia International Airport that will allow for airport expansion to proceed.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas Ink Deal To Allow Expansion of PHL Airport

A signing ceremony was held today in Terminal ‘A’ of Philadelphia International Airport, resolving years of friction between the city, which owns and operates the airport, and its municipal neighbors.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(L-R, outside the new recycling center: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri; Sun Ray, the "Philadelphia More Beautiful" mascot; Curby Bucket, the city's recycling mascot; and deputy streets commissioner Donald Carlton.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

City Opens Its Fifth Large-Item Trash Dropoff Center, in West Philadelphia

“We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner,” David Perri said at today’s dedication.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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