Mark Abrams

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

North Philly Church Cautiously Optimistic Pope Francis Might Visit

Parishioners and priests of St. Peter the Apostle church in North Philadelphia believe Pope Francis might briefly stop by to honor America’s first saint when he visits Philadelphia in September.

03/20/2015

Israel Deputy Consul General Elad Strohmayer addresses high school students at Girard College on Wednesday. Strohmayer spoke about Israel's elections this week and the democratic process in the Jewish state. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Israeli Consular Official Discusses Election With Students In Philadelphia

The Deputy Consul General of Israel based in Philadelphia dissected Tuesday’s rough-and-tumble election in his home country and the contrast of the democratic process for students at Girard College on Wednesday.

03/18/2015

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Survey: Philadelphians Want Public School System Fixed, Not Circumvented

“(Philadelphians) have an extremely low opinion of the performance of the public school system, and … they favor replacement of the School Reform Commission with an elected school board,” says a spokesman for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (credit: Steve Tawa)

Ukrainian Archbishop Pitches Vatican For Papal Stop During Pope’s Visit To Philadelphia

The archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church based in Philadelphia says he’s reached out to the Vatican directly, asking Pope Francis to put his cathedral on the list of stops the pope plans to make when he visits in September.

03/16/2015

Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

As Philly Visit Looms, Church Marks 2nd Anniversary Of Election Of Pope Francis

Today the Pope marks the second anniversary of his election as leader of the world’s of more than one-billion Roman Catholics.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

(Pope Francis, in file photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

U.S. Government Takes Charge of Security for Pope Francis’ Visit to Philadelphia

The head of the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia organization says the federal government has declared the visit by Pope Francis and activities leading up to his arrival a “national security special event.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

Vatican Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia during an event in center city Philadelphia on Monday is surrounded by students from St. Peter the Apostle School in North Philadelphia. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Vatican Aide Says Pope Visit To Liberty Bell Likely

When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia this September for the World Meeting of Families a high-level member of his advance team says a visit to the symbol of the nation’s liberty will be on his agenda.

03/09/2015

(It's a slow go for drivers on Lancaster Avenue in Paoli on Thursday morning.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Sudden Onslaught of Snow Catches Some Morning Commuters By Surprise

Once it came, the snow began piling up quickly, making for a challenging morning commute.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/05/2015

(credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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