Jim Melwert

Tall Ship File Photo (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Get Your Tickets Now For Next Summer’s Tall Ships Festival On The Delaware River

It’s not even winter yet, but tickets go on sale today for a big event planned for the Delaware River next June.

12/05/2014

(Credit: Jim Melwert)

Fast Food Workers Protest For Better Wages Outside North Philly McDonald’s

Organizers say Philadelphia is one of 150 cities taking part in these demonstrations.

12/04/2014

David Charles Abell talking with Amber Gay, whose family now owns the home on E. Gowen Ave, near Stenton Ave. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Celebrated Conductor Now Based In London Tours Childhood Home In Philadelphia

British conductor David Charles Abell, back in his hometown of Philadelphia to lead the Philly Pops’ “Christmas Spectacular,” toured his childhood home in East Mount Airy for the first time in decades.

12/03/2014

(Photo by Jim Melwert)

In Center City, Schoolkids Get An Expert View of Singing and Musicmaking

Fifth- and sixth-graders at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School, at 17th and Vine, got a visit from musician Paul Jost to teach them the art of “scat” and body percussion.

12/02/2014

(PEAR TREES? PARTRIDGES?   A PNC Bank lobby in center city Philadelphia  is decorated for the holidays.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

’12 Days of Christmas’ Gift List Shows Slight Hike in Prices

The entertaining Christmas Price Index looks at what it would cost each year to buy all the items in the popular carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

12/02/2014

(Mount St. Joseph senior Belin Mirabile giving her presentation.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

A Flourtown, Pa. Girls’ School Spotlights Female Accomplishment

Called “Women as Founders,” it’s taking place at Mount St. Joseph Academy. The weeklong event includes presentations from students and alumnae.

12/01/2014

File photo of road salt. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

PennDOT Officials Say They’re Ready For A Messy Thanksgiving Eve

PennDOT says they will have 444 snow plow trucks ready for this winter in the Philadelphia area and they have over 100,000 tons of salt ready to go.

11/25/2014

(Delaware County DA Jack Whelan holds a kit designed to administer a live-saving dose of an anti-heroin drug.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Delaware County Distributing Anti-Overdose Drug Kits Widely to Police

“We have 400 patrol vehicles,” said Delco DA Jack Whelan. “Each will have one of these kits in their glove compartment.”

11/24/2014

(credit: Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio)

New Tool Unveiled In Battle Against Gun Violence In Philadelphia

Philadelphia Ceasefire unveiled a 33-foot long Winnebago RV wrapped in the message “Stop. Shooting. People.”

11/23/2014

(Clothing and accessories for runners was on sale at the Runners' Expo, a precursor to the Philadelphia Marathon.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia Marathon Weekend Kicks Off With Runners’ Expo in Center City

The city is ready to host 60,000 spectators, 3,000 volunteers, and the 30,000 runners who are taking part in the weekend of events capped off by the full marathon and half-marathon on Sunday.

11/21/2014

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Full Weekend Of Activities As Philadelphia Marathon Returns

It’s Marathon weekend in Philadelphia, with tens of thousands of runners taking on the 26.2 miles of city street and much more.

11/21/2014

(Credit: Jan Carabeo)

Baggage Handlers Go On Strike At PHL

It could be a rough morning for travelers at Philadelphia International Airport as some baggage handlers have pulled out the picket signs.

11/20/2014

(The Phillie Phanatic, in background, works the crowd as the Coatesville Area High School  marching band passes by.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Coatesville, Pa. Holds Its Annual Parade Honoring US Military Vets

The annual parade is part of more than a week’s worth of events in Coatesville leading up to Veterans’ Day.

11/07/2014

(Some equipment used by the Gloucester Township police department for today's exercise.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Surprisingly Timely, A Child-Abduction Exercise Is Held in Gloucester County, NJ

In the training scenario set up in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police and the FBI, a ten-year-old girl is missing, last seen talking to a man in a nearby park.

11/06/2014

(credit: Mark Abrams)

Monday Morning SEPTA Commuters Breathe Easy After Tentative Deal Is Reached With Union

SEPTA riders who feared a strike were breathing a sigh of relief Monday as they headed back to work and school.

11/03/2014

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