Mark Abrams

Rendering of the new  and improved Gallery Shopping Mall (Credit: PREIT)

Plans For Gallery Mall Makeover Move Ahead With City Planners

Philadelphia Planning Commission members were impressed by the detail and the commitment of the development group.

05/19/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

In New Hampshire, Christie Talks Economy And Testing The Political Waters For A Presidential Run

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in New Hampshire testing the presidential waters and talking about the economy.

05/16/2015

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Scores of Teachers Being Laid Off in Camden School District

Camden schools superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard says the evaluation and budget process had been going on since January, and all those who will lose their jobs at the end of this academic year were notified yesterday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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Pope Francis Likely Staying With “Men In Black” During Visit To Philadelphia

Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia at the end of September. But he won’t be staying in Center City in one of the five-star hotels while he’s in town.

05/11/2015

(An ensemble of six musicians demonstrates for students how music can bridge cultural gaps during a "Live Connections" program inside the World Café, in University City.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

In West Philadelphia, Students Learn To See Music as a Cultural Bridge

Students from Comly Elementary School, in Northeast Philadelphia, were among a select audience taking part in a “Live Connections” session at the World Café, in University City.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

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Two Phila. Mothers Charged After Babies Are Rescued From Rooftop Peril

Philadelphia police say charges have been filed against the mother of a toddler who was found on the roof of a home in Frankford and a teenage girl whose baby was trying to crawl out of an apartment window onto the same roof.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

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Pilgrims From Vietnam Coming In Big Numbers To See Pope, Take Part In WMOF In Philadelphia

Those planning for the pope’s two-day visit were stunned to learn recently that many pilgrims from the Southeast Asian nation already have made arrangements to make the trip.

05/04/2015

Pope Francis (File photo by Osservatore Romano/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Catholic Leaders Not Fazed By Pope’s Added Mass, in Washington, DC

Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families Philadephia, says she’s not surprised by the announcement. But she doesn’t believe it will affect attendance here.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

Pope Francis greets the faithful as he holds mass in St. Peter's Square. File photo by Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Ten Thousand Volunteers Sought To Pitch In During Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia

It’s official: the World Meeting of Families organization is now recruiting thousands of volunteers to help with events surrounding the pope’s visit and a big family conference in Philadelphia at the end of September.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

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Two-Day Visit Of Pope Francis To Philadelphia Has Twofold Purpose

When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia for two days at the end of September his pastoral mission will have a dual purpose.

04/27/2015

Rev. John Fields, communications director for the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Philadelphia, stands near a replica of the Shroud of Turin, on public exhibition at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Northern Liberties.
(credit: Mark Abrams/KYW Newsradio)

Replica Of The Shroud Of Turin Goes On Public Exhibition In Philadelphia

A replica of the Shroud of Turin, believed by some Christians to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ is now on public exhibition at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia.

04/25/2015

Pope Francis (File photo by Osservatore Romano/ Getty Images)

Local Theologian Sees Pope Francis’ Visit to Cuba Conforming With Pontiff’s Pastoral Views

William Madges, a theology professor at St. Joseph’s University, says he wasn’t really surprised to hear of the pope’s plans to visit Cuba before coming here.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Bird Flu Affecting Midwest Poultry Raising Concerns Among PA Agriculture Officials

Pennsylvania officials are stepping up their vigilance of turkey and chicken flocks in the state in the wake of an outbreak of a deadly bird flu that has infected millions of turkeys and egg-laying hens in parts of the Midwest and the plains.

04/22/2015

(Nyia Parler.)

Woman Heading Back to Phila. To Face Charges of Abandoning Disabled Son

A spokesman for the Montgomery County, Md., state’s attorney’s office says 41-year-old Nyia Parler waived her extradition hearing and was being processed for return to Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

(DA Seth Williams engages in a dialogue  with middle schoolers at the City School, in West Philadelphia, on the subjects of bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Phila. DA Williams Warns Schoolkids About Bullying and Cyberbullying

Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams engaged in a dialogue with 60 students at City School about the danger of using electronic devices to hurt someone by either words or photos.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/16/2015

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