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KYW Flashback: The Death Of Former Mayor Frank Rizzo

1991, Frank Rizzo was brought down by his own heart.


Anthony “Tony” Fulwood (Credit: Mount Ephraim Baptist Church

Philadelphia Political Figures Remember Former Bodyguard, Driver Who Died

Anthony “Tony” Fulwood will be laid to rest this week.


(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Jenn Bernstein)

KYW FLASHBACK: Rizzo Wins GOP Primary Decade After Democratic Term

In 1991, after 10 years out of office, Rizzo jumped back in to a mayoral race.


File Photo (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

KYW Flashback: Fairmount Park Police Become A Thing Of The Past

The year was 1972 and Rizzo was ready to merge the Fairmount Park Police with the city force.


(A huge portrait mural of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor, keeps watch over the "Italian Market" section of South Ninth Street, in South Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Italian Market, a South Philly Icon, Gears Up for Celebration of Its 100th Year

The Italian Market is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with events being held every month until the end of the year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

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KYW Flashback: Philadelphia Cop Cars Go Through Transformation

When Philadelphians had to call for police in the 1960’s, the cars were red.


(Credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

KYW Flashback: Police Corruption Probe Rocks The City

KYW was first to reveal the findings of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission’s secret multi-year investigation of the Philadelphia Police Department in the 70’s.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

(Joe Mastronardo Jr., one of the alleged ringleaders, is married to the daughter of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor.  File photo)

Huntingdon Valley ‘Gentleman Gambler’ Sentenced for Racketeering and Money Laundering

Joseph Mastronardo Jr. is married to the daughter of late Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Demonstrators against the acquittal of George Zimmerman left behind signs, including some hanging on the Rizzo statue outside the MSB, near 15th and JFK Blvd.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Supporters of Late Mayor Frank Rizzo Postpone Annual Event In His Honor

This year’s memorial has been delayed indefinitely because of the weekend’s protests there over the George Zimmerman verdict — protests that included signs hung from the statue.


(The statue of Don Quixote, at 2nd and Girard.  Photo from Historical Society of Pa.)

Positively Philadelphia: Our City of Little-Known Monuments

You probably pass by works of art honoring famous people every day in this area, and many of them you know. But there are others…


(Joe Mastronardo Jr., one of the alleged ringleaders, is married to the daughter of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor.  File photo)

Frank Rizzo Daughter, Son-in-Law Indicted By Feds

Joseph Mastronardo Jr. is charged with running the operation along with his brother John. Joe’s wife, Joanna Rizzo Mastronardo, is accused of making “structured” deposits.


(Outgoing City Council president Anna Verna poses for a photo with councilmen Jim Kenney, left, and Frank DiCicco, who is also leaving.   Photo from CIty of Phila. TV)

City Council Bids Farewell To 6 Longtime Members, Including Pres. Anna Verna

Retiring City Council president Anna Verna got a standing ovation. She is one of six outgoing councilmembers honored during their final meeting.


file photo (credit: Tony Hanson)

Union PAC Slams Council Candidate In Radio Ad

With Tuesday’s general election approaching, you may have noticed campaign ads running here on KYW Newsradio involving the battle for two city council seats set aside for the minority Republicans.


(Credit: Steve Tawa)

Election 2011 Countdown: Frank Rizzo Goes ‘Robo’ In Next Weeks’ Election

As politics goes, this is an exciting week, with behind the scenes action moving at a rapid pace.


(Source: City of Phila. TV)

Councilman Rizzo Quits GOP In Dispute With City Council Leadership

City Council’s GOP leader, Brian O’Neill, last week stripped Rizzo of his post as minority whip, a mostly ceremonial position given that Council has only three GOP members.