Mark Abrams

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Jewish Community Invites Pope To Help Observe Historic Event During Philly Visit

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia says Pope Francis has been invited to take part in a September 27 program at the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at St. Joseph’s University.

02/28/2015

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter leads a group of neighborhood and community leaders in a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday afternoon at Stinger Square park in the Grays Ferry section of the city. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For Renovations At Stinger Square Park In Grays Ferry

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday afternoon for sprucing up Stinger Square Park in Philadelphia’s Grays Ferry neighborhood.

02/25/2015

(The Horse Formerly Known As Tyson.  Photo provided by New Castle PD)

New Castle, Del. Police Department Holds A Naming Contest For Its New Clydesdale Horse

The New Castle County police department is turning to youngsters in the community to help name a new horse in the mounted patrol.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/22/2015

(File photo. Credit: CBS)

PennDOT Says Hundreds Of Trucks Are Standing By To Plow Next Round Of Snow

Even though President’s Day is a state holiday, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation managers were on the job, planning their ground strategy to handle the approaching snowstorm.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(The Union League's commemorative parade moves down Chestnut Street, near Juniper.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Union League Commemorates Lincoln’s Birthday, 206 Years On

Despite the frigid weather conditions, about 75 people, led by Union cavalry reënactors, marched from Broad Street to Independence Hall.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

(Rabies encephalitis.   Image from CDC - public domain)

2 Raccoons Killed By Family Dogs In South Jersey Confirmed Infected With Rabies

Officials say the dog killed the raccoon in a yard in Haddon Township last Tuesday, February 3rd.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

Images from a webinar
(credit: Ed Fischer)

Report Commissioned By Housing & Community Development Network Tracks Economic Impact Of Projects Launched In NJ

The report examines more than two decades of data and finds the non-profit development groups and the projects they supported had a $12 billion dollar impact on communities throughout New Jersey.

02/08/2015

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput announces the start of the annual Catholic Charities Appeal and its goal for this year.
(credit: Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio)

Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Appeals To Community To Get Behind One Of The Largest Fundraising Campaigns Of The Year

A packet in the mail and homilies preached during Masses the second weekend of February will appeal to families in the archdiocese to get behind the largest fundraising effort of the year.

01/25/2015

Workers shovel out a local bank in Collegeville. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Wintry Mix A Mess For Many, Welcome Weather For Others

Road crews had the highways and suburban streets in good shape by early Saturday morning, but for many, the task of getting the snow that fell in the western suburbs off the sidewalks and driveways was a greater challenge.

01/24/2015

(Pope Francis greets Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, right, during Chaput's visit to Rome in November 2014.  Photo provided by Archdiocese of Philadelphia)

Details of Pope Francis’ Visit to U.S., Including Philadelphia, Coming Together

It now appears that Philadelphia will be the final stop in a three-city US that will take the pope first to Washington, DC and New York City.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/20/2015

Pope Francis addresses on January 4, 2015 the crowd from the window of his library during Sunday Angelus prayer on St.-Peter's square at the Vatican. The pontiff announced that on February 14 he would name 20 new cardinals, 15 from 14 countries, aged less than 80 years and therefore voters in case of new conclave.  AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO  (Credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Vatican Watcher Says Latest Class Of Appointed Cardinals Sends A Message

A veteran Vatican watcher based in our area says people shouldn’t be surprised by the 20 men Pope Francis picked over the weekend to be elevated next month.

01/05/2015

(File photo.  Credit: CBS)

Preparations Underway in Phila. and Camden For New Year’s Fireworks Shows

For the 24th consecutive year, fireworks will herald the arrival of the new year along the Delaware waterfront. A 6pm show will also be offered again this year.

12/29/2014

Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he holds his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square on March 19, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph by saying the saint is a model for all fathers and educators.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Year In Review: Pope Francis Announces He’s Coming To Philadelphia In 2015

Finally, the official word of the Pope’s visit came from the Vatican on November 17 and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput was there.

12/28/2014

(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, center, in party hat, attends a Christmas benefit for children at the Sheraton Hotel, 17th and Vine Streets.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. Archbishop Delighted With Pope’s Role in US-Cuba Normalization Efforts

“He’s kind of a center of unity for the whole world, whether you’re Christian or not,” Archbishop Chaput told KYW Newsradio, “so this development has been a great blessing for the world community.”

12/18/2014

Chopper 3 over the scene on Monday night. (credit: Chopper 3)

Former Cop Accused Of Murdering Glenolden Woman, Wounding Daughter

A former Delaware County police officer is charged with the murder of a woman authorities say he had been stalking, attempted murder of her husband, and the wounding of her daughter during a shooting inside her Glenolden home.

12/16/2014

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