John McDevitt

Forman Mills' owner Rick Forman, undercover as "Brad Bandini (left) and on the set of CBS3's "Talk Philly," describing his "Undercover Boss" experience.  Images from CBS3)

Head of Local Clothing Chain Becomes an ‘Undercover Boss’ for National TV Show

Rick Forman, CEO and founder of the Pennsauken, NJ-based Forman Mills, went under cover recently for the hit CBS Television series “Undercover Boss.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

Supporters attend the celebration in West Kensington. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Supporters Of Woman Facing Deportation Celebrate A Win In West Kensington

A victory celebration was held Saturday at a West Kensington church where an undocumented immigrant called home for nearly 60 days.

01/17/2015

(The former Peco power plant on the Delaware River near Penn Treaty Park, in Fishtown.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Developer Plans to Turn Former Peco Power Plant Into Hotels Plus Event Spaces

Developer Bart Blatstein and caterer Joseph Volpe have signed a contract with Exelon Corporation to buy the old power plant at an undisclosed price.

01/16/2015

(The final structural components are lifted into place at 3737 Chestnut Street.  The adjacent Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral is just north, on 38th Street.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New West Phila. Apartment Building Gets ‘Topped Off'; August Completion Expected

The project, at 3737 Chestnut Street, will include a 25-story residential tower with 276 rental apartments and retail space on the ground floor.

01/14/2015

Attorney Lanny Davis speaking in Philadelphia. (File photo by John McDevitt)

Lawyer: Kathleen Kane Won’t Resign; Investigation ‘Politically Motivated’

The lawyer for Kathleen Kane was in Philadelphia Saturday addressing allegations that the Pennsylvania Attorney General illegally leaked secret grand jury information to a Philadelphia newspaper.

01/10/2015

Patco's 15th Street station.  (File photo by Pat Loeb)

WiFi Could Soon Be Available On PATCO Trains

An agreement has been reached with the DRPA and Comcast to provide free WiFi service to customers on PATCO trains. If approved by the DRPA board, the service should be available by summer

01/10/2015

(Photo illustration by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Ordinance Requires Dog Owners To Bring Their Pet Indoors In Event Of Extreme Cold

Code Blue emergency is declared by the city when the real-feel temperature is near or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

01/06/2015

(Colin Dunlap and his sister, Tess, share birthday cupcakes with "Betsy Ross" at her home in Old City.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Birthday Party in Old City Fêtes America’s Premier Flagmaker

Betsy Ross would have been 263 years old on New Year’s Day.

12/31/2014

A group of about a hundred Muslims held a demonstration against police brutality Saturday. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Dozens Of Muslims Hold Anti-Police Brutality Rally, March and Die-In In Center City

A group of about a hundred Muslims exercised their first amendment rights Saturday afternoon in Center City.

12/27/2014

(credit: CBS3)

Wilmington Theater Among Those Showing Controversial Sony Film ‘The Interview’

Penn Cinema Riverfront in Wilmington Delaware will be among movie houses screening the controversial film, “The Interview,” on Christmas Day.

12/24/2014

(Tre, a reindeer, lost one antler just as the Christmas photo-taking season began.  Another reindeer, AJ, will fill the gap.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Montco Zoo Scrambles When Reindeer Isn’t Quite Ready For Holiday Photos

The Elmwood Park Zoo will have another reindeer available for photos after Tre, in photo, turned up with one antler missing.

12/19/2014

(credit: CBS3)

Mother of Missing Roxborough Man Hoping For ‘Resolution’ in Son’s Whereabouts

Shane Montgomery, 21, disappeared three weeks ago following a night of drinking in Manayunk.

12/18/2014

(credit: John McDevitt/KYW)

Philadelphia Furniture Bank Opens In Kensington

Organizations in the Philadelphia homeless services sector are among those behind The Furniture Bank including Pathways To Housing PA.

12/17/2014

(Shirts carried the names of each victim of the 2012 mass shooting in Connecticut.  Photo by John McDevitt)

As Sandy Hook Anniversary Nears, Philadelphians Stand Against Gun Violence

Twenty-six t-shirts, each bearing the name of one of the victims killed in the shooting at the Connecticut school on December 14, 2012, were on display.

12/12/2014

file photo (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Overseas Flight To Philadelphia Makes Emergency Landing In Rome

U.S. Airways flight 797 from Tel Aviv, Israel to Philadelphia made an unscheduled landing in Rome Saturday after a odor was detected and 13 passengers and crew members became ill.

12/06/2014

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