In 1991, after 10 years out of office, Rizzo jumped back in to a mayoral race.
The year was 1972 and Rizzo was ready to merge the Fairmount Park Police with the city force.
The Italian Market is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with events being held every month until the end of the year.
When Philadelphians had to call for police in the 1960’s, the cars were red.
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.
Joseph Mastronardo Jr. is married to the daughter of late Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo.
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.
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…
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.
Retiring City Council president Anna Verna got a standing ovation. She is one of six outgoing councilmembers honored during their final meeting.
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.
As politics goes, this is an exciting week, with behind the scenes action moving at a rapid pace.
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.
Dozens stood in the hot sun Saturday in Center City to honor the late Philadelphia mayor Frank Rizzo. It’s been 20 years since the iconic mayor died of a heart attack at his campaign headquarters.
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo.